Jared Lafitte

Jared L.

Louisville, KY

About Jared L.

Background check: Last verified 06/21/2016
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Jared teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 2008
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I'm the most patient instructor you'll ever meet! Whether you're looking to learn to play an instrument you've always wanted to play, play some of your favorite songs, or just want to learn for fun, I'm here to help you.

I've been teaching in the Louisville area for nearly 8 years and have worked with over 125 clients for over 7,000 lessons. I'm fun, relaxed, and able to adjust to your particular needs. I have a rich background in music education and performance, having grown up with two professional musicians, performing in several prestigious music ensembles, and earning professional degrees in music performance and composition from the Wheaton Conservatory of Music. I've worked with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities, from 5-year-old beginners to advanced students who'd like fine tuning. The vast majority of my students have been beginners. I'm relaxed and laid back while encouraging you to reach your potential. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert in need of some fine tuning, I'll carefully evaluate your strengths and weakness and create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, interests and needs. We'll discuss where you'd like to go with music, and I'll help you get there! After 3 or 6 months with me, you'll learn the musical foundations of rhythm, ear training, posture, technique, music theory and performance, and a few of your favorite songs!

Photos and Videos

Playing a jazzy arrangement of Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain" with a voice student!


Leadership Consultant

Oct 2013 - Present
Lafitte Coaching, LLC

Pastor for Community Groups

May 2010 - Present
Forest Baptist Church

Preschool Music Teacher

Oct 2008 - May 2014
Fern Creek Child Development Center


Organizational Behavior Studies

Jul 2016 - Present
Harvard University (Extension Studies)

Master of Divinity

Aug 2008 - Present
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Music Composition (Voice Emphasis)

Aug 2004 - May 2008
Wheaton College (IL)

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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15 Reviews on Jared L.

Kevin Jul 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
I haven't taken a lesson with Jared through takelessons, but I've sung with Jared and benefited from his extraordinary vocal, piano, and songwriting abilities. I'm struck by Jared's care for people, and his desire to see them succeed in their goals. I highly recommend him!
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Justin Jul 19, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Great coach and communicator!
Bonnie Jul 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
I've had the privilege of observing Jared give many lessons in both piano and voice. I've taught piano and voice myself for many years, and I've learned valuable tips from him. He communicates clearly with people of all ages, personalities, and backgrounds. He knows the secret of drawing out the best the student has to offer, both musically and as a whole person. His techniques for vocal training are a synthesis of his excellent musical background with experience as a leadership coach. Believe me, I've observed many teachers and taken lots of lessons myself. Jared is in the top of the top tier.
Glenn Jul 17, 2016
In studio
I have experienced Jared's development as a musician and music teacher for over 15 years. He has a thorough knowledge of music theory and performance technique and brings out the best in his students by finding ways for them to relate the learning of music theory and performance to their personal circumstances and goals. He goes way beyond the mechanics of theory and performance and takes an interest in the development of his students as individuals.
Mandy Jul 17, 2016
In studio
Jared is an excellent teacher! He is very patient and can work with anyone.
Edyth Wheeler Jul 13, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jared is teaching me the foundations of good singing, the techniques and the whole process of vocal production, that are already making a big difference in my singing. Thank you, Jared.
Tina S. Sep 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He is absolutely wonderful! Very patient with my daughter. He uses techniques and exercises that really improve her singing. Her self-esteem has also improved. Recommend!
Autumn C. Jul 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jared got to know my grandaughter quickly. He saw how smart she is, and howshe picks up on things at a fast pace. Autumn is six, and loves to sing, yet has a slight speech impediment. She's looking forward to her next visit, and is excited for a future in music. Thanks Jared ! See you Saturday!
Todd T. May 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with a person who has never picked up a guitar Jared has a great mannerism and way of teaching. I
Dona A. Oct 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jared is an excellent teacher. I am 62 and took lessons from Jared for about 6 months. He individualizes his lessons, he is very knowledgeable in every aspect of music. He communicates and gives as much or as little information as you desire. We also covered a lot of theory as part of the lessons which I enjoyed.

He has a nice manor and is respectful.
I recommend him highly.
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