Jared Jenkins
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have played bass with a variety of groups and can teach it in a variety of styles and with a variety of techniques. I'm comfortable playing with a pick or my fingers and playing in genres from rock to jazz.

About Jared J.

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion.

I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity to play in a wide range of bands and ensembles. I have experience playing with groups professionally and academically which can help me prepare you for your next big gig or for your next test/audition at school. Throughout my musical career I’ve played in orchestras, chamber groups, swing bands, jazz ensembles, and a variety of bands playing genres like: rock, funk, reggae, country, pop, latin and more.

My formal music education includes 2 years at Pasadena City College and a semester as a jazz guitar performance major at California State University Long Beach. Additionally I’ve taken many years of private lessons and have played in many school based performance ensembles.

My teaching career has provided me the chance to work with children in pre-school, all the way to adults in their late 80’s. I am a very easy-going teacher who loves breaking down how music works, how to practice efficiently and how to create your own music. No matter the instrument you're interested in learning, the basics of music theory and practicing remain the same. With my help I’ll make sure you can learn music for the rest of your life as easily and efficiently as possible!

*** Lesson Details ***
Throughout my lessons, I always encourage basic skills including scales, sight-reading and technical exercises. But what I hope to give all my students is a basic understanding of music and their instrument, providing them with a practical ability to navigate the vast world of music for a lifetime.

Beyond these skills, I always have songs, styles and theory for you to work on but I am often more interested in what you as an individual want to learn on your instrument. Learning concepts that you have chosen yourself will help encourage practice and will make the finished product all the more the rewarding.

I can custom tailor a teaching curriculum and/or teaching style for any of my students: we can focus on learning songs, learning to read, how to write music, how music works, and even how to play specific styles of music (including funk, rock, jazz, Latin, flamenco, classical, country, blues, etc…). I also self-tailor my own worksheets (emailed to you as a .PDF) and set weekly goals with my students to help encourage practice, understanding and progress.

All this in a friendly and easy-going teaching environment!

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Metal, Funk, Irish/Celtic, Progressive Rock, Classical, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Various forms of Latin Music, Blues, and a few others.

*** Instruments I Teach ***
Accordion (Chromatic Piano-style), Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, Banjo (5 String), Irish Tenor Banjo (4 String GDAE), Tenor Banjo (4 String CGDA), Electric Bass, Ukulele, Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar (6 String C6 Tuning), Slide Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar (10 String E9 Tuning).

*** Additional Music Subjects ***
Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, and Song Writing.


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101 Reviews
Sally Y.
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I absolutely recommend Jared's online class. He always can make student understand to avoid the mistakes or how to practice it effectively. I have gained a lot from his teaching. Another aspect I like about his teaching is that he is very flexible and make the pieces I like. Thank you.

Posted Jul 14, 2021
Sally Y.
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I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.

Posted Apr 10, 2021
gavin kidd
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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.

Posted Jan 20, 2021
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Great session. Jared is easy to learn from and I had a great time!! =)

Posted Jan 13, 2021
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I have had several lessons with Jared. I highly recommended him. He is patient, encouraging and a skilled teacher. He helps you with the pieces of music that you want to learn.

Posted Dec 4, 2020
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After waiting for 73 years to try to learn how to play the accordion, I am glad that I found this instructor Jared, online. I have never touched an accordion in my life. Yesterday I had my very first lesson with him. He was in California and I in Rhode Island. Yet, it was so practical and even better than both of us personally together. Jared was pleasant and easy-going explaining and demonstrating each step so nicely and clearly. I was not too sure that a virtual lesson would be ideal but now I am convinced that this is the best way to go. If anyone wants to learn an instrument, Jared is the man to contact. It doesn't matter if you are in the same area as him or you are in Portugal or China. The whole process is so easy and simple. Don't wait as I did, just go for it.

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Charlie N.
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Jared displays an excellent ability to tune into exactly the kind of both teaching and nurturing I need as an adult learner.

Posted Nov 15, 2020
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My junior high aged son just had his first lesson with Jared and it was just what he needed. Jared is engaging, enthusiastic and inspiring.

Posted Oct 10, 2020
Robert Silverman
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5 star teacher - coach and mentor - Great patience for a beginner like myself - never played before but now I’m comfortable easing into lessons - he shows you why your playing and then guides you through the lessons at your own pace - he also has the latest technologies to help - like overhead screens and sheet music that you can understand- I just signed up for another discount series of 7 lessons - I never give reviews but in this case if I can help someone who us not sure were to start - he is the perfect instructor-

Posted Sep 11, 2020
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Jared is an excellent piano teacher. Highly recommend!!

Posted Aug 23, 2020
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Was very kind, and very good at teaching. He’s a teacher who is able to make the learning fun.

Posted Aug 7, 2020
Ellery A.
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Jared is friendly, knowledgeable, and effective at breaking down new concepts. My first lesson was awesome because he quickly sized up my current level and was able to meet me where I am in my piano journey. I know he will be able to help me reach my goals! Looking forward to more lessons. :)

Posted Aug 5, 2020
Janai H.
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Jared gave a fun lesson. He was upbeat and very knowledgeable about the piano.

Posted Aug 2, 2020
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Very knowledgeable. Excelled at working within my constraints and experience to streamline the acquisition of the information and feedback I needed.

Posted Jul 24, 2020
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Jared is an insanely talented musician who seems to really enjoy teaching. He is good at breaking down complicated concepts and making them almost seem simple. I learned something new in every class and always left with something to work on for the following lesson. He is very open to hearing out what direction you’re interested in taking and helping you get there.

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Zack L.
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Jared was fun and engaging. He is very organized and kind.

Posted Jul 16, 2020
Raul L.
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I had a great first class with Jared.

Posted May 26, 2020
Leslie B.
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Great tenor banjo teacher, incredibly well versed in music theory and can simplify the hard ideas into easy ones, great for both beginning and advanced students

Posted May 23, 2020
Robert Silverman
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jared really took the time and had the patience that i needed- he is very easy to talk with and tailors the lesson toward your level. he is very positive and i am booking more lessons down the road

Posted May 18, 2020
Peter Waldman
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Jared is knowledgable, friendly and very computer savvy, which made it easy to follow what he was explaining to me.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
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Posted Apr 13, 2020
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Great first lesson!

Posted Apr 5, 2020
Charlotte B.
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Jared is great. He is knowledgeable, patient, funny and laid back. He knows exactly how to meet you where you are at, not make you feel stupid, and make even a beginner feel accomplished.

Posted Mar 26, 2020
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Seems to be a very nice and informed on what he is doing. Hope to be able to get a lot of good advise and after one lesson not mu ch more that I can say Thanks Jared

Posted Mar 11, 2020
J B.
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Fun first lesson. Jared was ready on-time and figured out quickly where to begin working and also had very good integration with the computer, pulling up charts and sheet music and helping us follow along. We look forward to more lessons!

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Hilda U.
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he was calm and nice when I got things wrong

Posted Oct 11, 2019
Marvin C.
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I've had three banjo teachers over the past two and a half years. Judging by Jared's performance today, he's the best of the lot. The first banjo teacher expected too much too soon, and the second one started me out with the basics, as if I had never picked up a banjo before. Jared is starting our lessons at the right stage for where I am. He's patient and explains things well. If I had started with him two and a half years ago, I'd be a decent banjo player by now. Thanks, Jared!!!!!

Posted Feb 5, 2019
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has an excellent teaching approach and a very good balance in presenting interesting music that is well suited to my level.i am very pleased and encouraged to keep practising.

Posted Jul 25, 2018
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He did great with my 9 yo daughter!

Posted May 10, 2018
Chinonso U.
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It was quite an interesting one for my kids especially those playing the piano for the first time. He is such an experience and patient teacher and I highly recommend him to any beginner who is interested in playing the piano.

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Ozioma U.
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The lesson went very well. My daughter was able to play the basic keys of the piano as she was instructed. I hope she should be able to play better at the end of this lesson. Jared is a very patient teacher and I do recommend him anytime.

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Chukwuemeka M.
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The lesson was very simple to understand. Hopefully as my son continue to practice and learn every week, he should be able to play the piano very well.

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Karen F.
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Jared is an awesome teacher. My son took lessons from him for about 2-1/2 years. He was always very willing to work with us if we needed to change lesson dates, reschedule, etc. My son is 17 now and really enjoyed the classes he took with Jared. If you are looking for a cello teacher, Jared is the one to choose. We recently quit the lessons as my son is 17 and has lost interest in the cello. If he decides to pick it back up, we will be contacting Jared.

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Hilda U.
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My son and I started this lessons and it has being a wonderful experience and we both are able to read and play the music notes. He is a very patient teacher and I highly recommend him for all ages.

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Deborah C.
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My son has been taking cello lessons with Jared for almost two years and my son very much enjoys his lessons and he is learning so much. Jared keeps me informed about my son's progress and he is always encouraging my son with regard to his music. As a mom paying for lessons I can not ask for more.

Posted Apr 3, 2017
Amelia B.
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Jared is awesome. Very knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. Highly recommend:)

Posted Oct 29, 2016
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I can't say enough about how fantastic of a teacher Jared is. He is constantly challenging my son and really helping him to read music ( my son has been playing the uke for a year now in school but really had just been copying what his previous teacher did instead of reading the music). Jared is extremely patient and is so thoughtful about his lesson plans, really introducing music my son is really interested in. I know we had been hesitant about doing online lessons because it sounds like such a foreign concept, but we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Jared.

Posted May 25, 2016
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Jared is awesome! He is very knowledgable, thorough and patient. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Posted May 21, 2016
Danni B.
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Jared is a fantastic instructor. We were a little anxious about doing online music classes, but this is amazing. Jared is very patient and obviously knows how to teach music. I was impressed how well the online lesson went. My 11 year old thinks he's the coolest!

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Abby M.
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Great lesson, thank you

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Caleb W.
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Jared is very patient and good with young students.

Posted Feb 1, 2016
David B.
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The lesson was fun and well structured. Jared was supportive and well versed in the subject. I'm looking forward to my next lesson

Posted Oct 16, 2015
Mitchell Wyllins
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Great first lesson

Posted Oct 16, 2015
Mitchell Wyllins
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Great first lesson

Posted Oct 16, 2015
Carli H.
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Fantastic first lesson! Jared is very patient.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Suzie R.
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Very flexible with scheduling concerns. My daughter really enjoys her lessons so far!

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Abigail G.
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Teaching my 6 y/o ukulele..first time instrument. ..Jared extremely patient and kind..my daughter thoroughly LOVED her first lesson because of Jared

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Deborah C.
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Jared as really made a positive contribution to my son's music education. First, let me say that he is very professional in his work ethic. He is always on time, plans the lessons; and when I asked for an evaluation for how my son's lessons were progressing he gave me a well thought out and thoughtful report. My son enjoys his lessons and appreciates the way that Jared talks to him when he is giving instructions and suggestions.

I feel my money is being well spent on my son's lessons. Jared is my son's first teacher after taking a year break from the cello after a very bad year long experience with a cello teacher at a music store--where my money and son's time was totally wasted. The lesson I learned from that experience was that when looking for a teacher find one that cares about what the student is learning and their goals; rather then the teacher's resume with regard to their educational background and not really caring about the student. I feel Jared is trying to make sure that my son learns and enjoys the cello.

My son is 13 years old; and as a thirteen year old boy he sometimes needs to be reminded to stay focused and Jared speaks to him respectfully to stay on point. (I should say my son likes to think he is funny at times). My son also likes taking his lesson online.

I would definitely recommend Jared as a cello teacher.

Posted Jul 14, 2015
Mike K.
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I'm a beginner. Jared is very patient and takes his time to make sure that I understand, which is very much appreciated. Fun, too!

Posted Jun 30, 2015
Amber B.
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First lesson went really well! So excited to get started!

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Riley H.
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Great teacher!! We are already seeing tons of progress. Easy to work with and great with young adults.

Posted Jun 9, 2015
Gary F.
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My 15 year old son has just started lessons with Jared. Had a couple of scheduling issues and Jared was more than willing to accommodate us. My son seems to enjoy the classes with him. Wasn't sure about the online lessons at first, but it's like they are in the room with you. So works really well for us.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Sten W.
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Jared is great! He's very professional, and knows his stuff. He started me at my level, and was super patient with me. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 7, 2015
Jay K.
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Good teacher, very attentive and positive. He knows how to use Skype to provide online lessons seamlessly - no different than taking a lesson in person.

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Brenda P.
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I took banjo lessons from Jared for about a year, and can't leave without sharing what a great teacher he is. I had only planned to take a lesson or two, to help me get started. But I learned so much from him every single time, I just couldn't stop! He's very knowledgeable, shares stories and background as well as music theory and techniques, he's friendly and fun, very professional and very patient. In short, I learned a LOT and had fun doing it, what more could you ask for?

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Brian B.
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Good start

Posted May 27, 2015
kris wikner
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Very prompt for lesson time. Very friendly and helpful. Knows his music well and works well online.

Posted May 22, 2015
Jenel G.
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My lesson with Jared held great communication, positive feed back when I made a mistake, and helpful corrections. Awesome!

Posted May 21, 2015
Katie D.
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Jared is an amazing teacher!

Posted Apr 21, 2015
Henry S.
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Very interactive and learned a lot quickly.

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Victor V.
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First class and my son is very enthusiastic!

Posted Mar 20, 2015
Joseph W.
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Very helpful and understanding.

Posted Mar 20, 2015
Daniel L.
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My 13 year old son loves his lessons with Jared. He looks forward to it every week, and is showing a lot of progress. Jared manages the technology well, and makes online lessons as effective as in-person.

Posted Mar 10, 2015
Josh G.
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Jared is great! Patient, knowledgeable, but also doesn't waste time, which was important for me when you are taking just 30 minute lessons. Really enjoy my lessons with him!

Posted Mar 5, 2015
Brenda H.
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Jared has such terrific enthusiasm, and brings that to each lesson. He really pushed my daughter to try new music types she wouldn't have normally looked at, yet enjoyed playing. Highly recommend him!

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Will W.
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I bought a ukulele and tried to teach myself at first but was not very successful. I got a couple of lessons as a Christmas gift and now I can actually play! Jared is a great teacher and can help you with any problems you are having even through the Skype lessons. I'm not going to lie, I was a little apprehensive about taking online lessons at first but I'm really glad I got a chance to take them with Jared, I would highly recommend it to any beginners out there!

Posted Feb 16, 2015
Jill C.
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This is our first experience with online music lessons. We choose Jared because of the reviews he received from his other students. They were not wrong! Jared is great! He is always on time. He communicates very well. He makes our daughter feel comfortable. He even took the time to write a cello piece for a current Maroon 5 song at our daughter's request. You will not be disappointed if you choose Jared.

Posted Jan 14, 2015
Michelle N.
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My name is Michelle. As of right now, I have taken cello lessons with Jared about four times. He is an excellent teacher, very patient and understanding, very knowledgeable and can answer almost any questions you may have regarding the cello and music. He also works very hard to try and teach you the song you are most interested in learning which makes any session fun!

Most importantly, I am always learning something new and feel like I am always progressing with my skill on the cello.

Kudos to Jared! *5 stars*

Posted Jan 8, 2015
Cindy G.
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Jared has been helping my 14-year old daughter become passionate about playing cello again. My daughter had taken years of conventional school lessons and had all but given up due to boredom and monotony. She has only had a couple of lesson from Jared but so far, so good. Even the tone in my daughter's voice regarding her cello has improved so much. She sounds excited and proud regarding playing and I am so glad!

Posted Oct 30, 2014
Ford R.
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Jared's lessons have greatly improved my sight reading and overall general knowledge of music. I like how he plays along with me and is always supportive and patient. Highly recommend him, a great teacher for kids.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
David A.
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So, Jared is a one-of-a kind person who is able to tailor his craft to you. He is observant and watches you carefully, "tuning" his coaching to exactly what you need, when you need it. He is affable and easy to learn from. As if that isn't enough, he is - hands down - an excellent musician. He is a pioneer, willing to stretch to use technology to make things work for his students. Recently we managed a Bossa duet (guitar and cello) via Skype. He is exceptional and has my highest recommendation.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Joye H.
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Great teacher - he keeps me on track and works at my level.

Posted Oct 12, 2014
Amber C.
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I wanted to learn 2 specific songs and that is what he is teaching me, plus more. ;-) Very friendly.

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Melissa H.
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I came to Jared with no knowledge of the tenor banjo at all. After a handful of lessons, I am able to make my way around the fret board and play some tunes. His knowledge of music is really impressive, and he is obviously invested in being a great teacher. I highly recommend taking lessons with Jared. You will learn!

Posted Oct 3, 2014
Pei C.
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I am really glad that i take the online classes for Ukulele with Jared. At first i wasn't sure if it's going to work out taking music class online. Turns out it really works well, as Jared is a really great teacher who is patient and well knowledgeable instructor. He's also great for accommodating my schedules. He's helped me make great progress. Strongly recommended!

Posted Sep 29, 2014
Maureen S.
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Jared is an excellent accordion teacher. I am new to the instrument and he has been extremely patient, kind, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Brenda P.
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I've been taking banjo lessons from Jared for almost two months. He's pleasant and professional, explains himself well, really listens when I have a question, knows a lot about music and a wide variety of instruments, and seems to be one of those people who's just born with the music in them. You can tell he's really enjoying himself. But the thing I like the most is the progress I'm making -- less than two months and I can already play several simple songs. I tried teaching myself, couldn't do it. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to play a new instrument or improve on an existing one, he's awesome!

Posted Sep 25, 2014
Alison D.

Jared teaches my 14 year old son banjo over Skype (we live in Africa). He searches out whatever my son wishes to play, from Star Wars music to Irish songs. My son loves his lessons and is motivated to practice so Jared is obviously doing things right.

Posted Sep 24, 2014
Alanna H.

Perfect teacher for any level

Jared finds where you are skill wise and teaches you from there. I know some basic music theory but there are many holes in my knowledge - He is very good at figuring out exactly what I know and what I need to practice still so I feel accomplished at the end of every lesson and don't waste any time getting to know my instrument.

I highly recommend taking lessons with Jared. I'm having a blast!

Posted Feb 13, 2014
Patrice (.

good experience

Jared is a perfect teacher! He is patient, nice, accommodating and never scolds when you dont get practice in. He nicely just trys to get you back on track with what you have done at that point and moves you forward at the same time. He is interested in what you want.. moves at your speed yet pushes you a little and he genuinely listens to you when you talk. He is open and will share experiences also from his life to help you and make learning fun.
Great teacher!!

Posted Dec 3, 2013
Greg N.

Perfect Balance

Jared has been teaching my 11 year old son Guitar and for almost 2 years now. Watching him in action and seeing how much my son loved it, inspired me to pick up the Bass Guitar and have Jared teach me as well.

Jared has a wonderful way of making the entire experience both fun and rewarding. He has a wonderful way of communicating with my son and keeps his interest while they learn.

I couldn't speak more highly of Jared and would highly recommend him as an instructor to anyone of any age, he's simply fantastic!

Posted Nov 14, 2013
James H.

Excellent instructor

I had no prior musical experience and Jared is excellent at catering to my background while still pushing me with weekly exercises and songs to practice. He makes sure we cover subjects I'm interested in and works out many songs I request to learn as our lesson for the day. He has a wide range of knowledge and is super flexible with scheduling and communication. I'd recommend him to anyone wanting to learn more about their instrument and I look forward to taking more lessons from him!

Posted Nov 13, 2013
Nicolas C.

Excellent Teacher!

I've been taking Cello lesson for a few months and I have to say I don't regret my choice of picking Jared for teacher. He's an easy going & fun teacher. He's also very patient, it's perfect for a beginner.

Posted Nov 11, 2013
Aubrey H.

Jared is the best!

I've been taking cello and ukelele lessons from Jared and I could not recommend him more highly. Not only is he incredibly patient and supportive, but he's got a fun, easy-going demeanor. He's so knowledgeable and passionate about music that he's really able to incorporate that into his lessons and tailor them to music that I'm interested in. He's very encouraging and pushes me beyond what I think I'm capable of doing. I could not be happier with my lessons. I very much recommend Jared to anybody of any age or ability.

Posted Nov 7, 2013
Joseph O.

Jared rocks

I've been studying with Jared for about half a year now and its been a really enjoyable experience. Jared sets a pace of learning that suits me very well. He's able to distill a large amount of information in a simple and easy to understand way. I appreciate that he some how knows how much to push me so that I can really put into practice what he just explained to me. I highly recommend Jared if your looking for a music teacher.

Posted Nov 6, 2013
Lauren S.


My cello lessons with Jared are great! I always look forward to them. He's very patient and encouraging, and he's really good at listening to my specific music goals and tailoring lessons to help me :) I really appreciate it. Thank you!

Posted Nov 3, 2013
Mari J.

Excellent Teacher

Jarrod is very patient, easy going and a born teacher. I am very shy and self conscious, he is easy to be around so I am able to relax and learn. Jarrod knows when to change tack and how to get you to push your self a little further. He really is an excellent teacher I would not want anyone else. I would recommend to anyone. when my son is ready I want Jarrod to be his teacher.

Posted May 5, 2013
Celina L.


Jared is a VERY patient teacher. I had played the cello when i was younger for a year but i hated my music teacher so i was afraid it would turn out to be the same. I was wrong because from the start he helped me select a cello and has since then been very helpful and nice.

Posted May 3, 2013
Jim M.

The best

Jared is an easy going & fun teacher who is very open to changing tack on a sixpence should you suddenly need/decide to change direction in what you're learning. I wouldn't use anyone else!!!

Posted Apr 19, 2013
Alissa H.

Great Ukulele Teacher

Jared is a multi instrumentalist, and even with ukulele not being his primary instrument, he's very knowledgeable. He and I have had a lot of fun working out arrangements and he's even taken recordings I've sent him and figured out the chord progressions for me! He pushes me to learn new strumming patters and try some finger picking, but the lessons are a great balance of learning and getting better while still keeping it light.

Posted Apr 13, 2013
Adam D.

Flexible, patient, fun teacher!

Jared came to house over the span of year to complete my lessons. I have a very erratic schedule, but Jared communicates easily and we were always able to find a good time for lessons.

I didn't really know what direction I wanted my musical education to go, and Jared was very sensitive to that. We started with basic exercises, and worked up to basic and intermediate music theory, until we reached the point where I was writing songs on my own. He even showed me a few different methods of songwriting.

All in all, I had a great time. Would def recommend!

Posted Feb 25, 2013
Anna J.

Excellent teacher in every way possible!

Jared is extremely knowledgable about the craft of music. Therefore, when he teaches piano there is much thought
as well as patience for the student. He truly loves music and
that enthusiasm is motivational for the student. I look forward to my lessons each week.

Posted Dec 1, 2012

Bass Guitar with Jared

I am a total novice to the guitar and an thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Jared. He understands my frustrations and allows me to "get it" even if it may take longer than would be expected. I started my lessons for the bass guitar with a solid week with him, 1 lesson a day for 5 days. After that I have continued with a once a week program. The bottom line for me is I wanted to do this for fun and personal entertainment value and I am certainly getting both. Jared is quite shilled and has a great easy-going attitude that is perfect for my learning curve. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn for the first time and would truly expect him to help anyone with even advanced skills. Very Pleased.

Posted Aug 5, 2011


Hi,We thought Jared was good. He arrived on time, was polite and informative. I had already explained to office that we were really wanting a vocal coach and guitar in the same instructor, so we were giving Jared an opportunity. He was so nice! But not what we need. He would be good for any student considering guitar and music theory. Thanks!

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Sep 2009 - Sep 2014

Alhambra High School

Taught a self-created and self-promoted after school program. Taught music, improvisation and how to play as a group/band.


Bachelor of Arts in History
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

California State University Long Beach

Associates Degree (General/Music)
Jul 2007 - Jun 2009

Pasadena City College



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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