Jared Lafitte

Jared L.

Littleton, CO

Lesson Details



Jared delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 2008

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!

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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


Master of Divinity
Aug 2008 - Present
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Music Composition (Voice Emphasis)
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Wheaton College (IL)


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing a jazzy arrangement of Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain" with a voice student!
Playing along to a favorite song!
Photo by Jared L.

Practicing for a wedding performance.

My family!

Photo by Jared L.


21 Reviews

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Sarah M. May 18, 2018
Guitar · Online

Alan Stukenholtz May 14, 2018
Piano · Online

Joshua M. Mar 16, 2018
Singing · Online

Jared has done an excellent job of helping me find my vocal range, create better sound, and sing better at the limits of my vocal range! He has a great ear for tone and timing and is very good at explaining how to implement the changes you need to get better!

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Alan Stukenholtz Sep 12, 2017
Piano · Online

The kids enjoy taking lessons from Jared

Sam Newby Jul 26, 2017
Guitar · Online

Billy H. May 24, 2017
Singing · In studio

Jared is not only a good person, but he's an excellent teacher as well.

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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!

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Todd T. May 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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

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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Michelle (Trevor) N. Jun 29, 2014
Piano · In home

Trevor is learning very quickly and is having fun. Jared has been so patient and really enjoys teaching. He has been very willing to change the schedule to meet Trevor's needs. So happy with the way things are going so far.

Bob F. Mar 6, 2014

Great instructor

Jarred is an excellent instructor. He is knowledgeable and patient. He is easy to understand and communicates well.

Bob F. Nov 29, 2013
Singing ·

The whole concept of "take lessons" is a winner

Jared is outstanding as a knowledgable professional teacher. I'm learning to sing after putting it off for many years. Not only has Jared brought me along nicely with encouragement and instruction but he has helped me enormously wth my speaking voice.

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Angela S. Dec 20, 2012
Piano ·

Wonderfully knowledgeable and kind

Jared has done a terrific job targeting the needs of my thirteen year old twins. He is always punctual, upbeat and very task oriented which is so helpful. The kids love what they are learning. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience.

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ThomasS1 Mar 15, 2011

Super Teacher. Very patient. Ab really likes the lessons

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