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Jarrod Valenti

Jarrod V.

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My name is Jarrod V. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island Music Program. I currently teach music in Beaufort County, SC. I also perform in many local bands, including Lowcountry Jam, Soundboy, the Storks, White Liquor, 2 Sons, etc. I have previously performed on stage with members of the Grateful Deal and the Allman Brothers. I have also opened for acts such as P-Funk, Buddy Guy, the Violent Femmes, Michael Franti, Johnny Winter and the Spin Doctors.
If you are looking to master your instrument and learn how to perform on stage, I am the right teacher for you! I feel I have a great deal of enthusiasm and knowledge to offer to my students, and if given the opportunity, I will make a great musician out of you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Through my lessons, you will learn music theory, music history and music performance. I am very outgoing, personable and friendly, and I will motivate you to be a great musician!
I have experience with piano, voice, drums, trumpet, saxophone and many other instruments... we can work on everything from stage presence to mastering your instrument to playing different instruments and becoming a versatile musician. I have access to a great library of music books, theory and history worksheets and other literature that will help us attain rock-star status! If you are looking for a fun, motivating, professional teacher, you have found the right guy!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have access to keyboards, saxophones, piano and basic drum equipment, as well as internet access and speakers for listening. It is a great environment to learn and play!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have some drum equipment, books, pencils/paper, keyboards, saxophone... I would expect the student to invest in a workbook, maybe an inexpensive keyboard for practice purposes (for piano lessons), and other items depending on what we are studying. I can provide most of the materials, though.

*** Specialties ***
I am great with JAZZ/FUNK MUSIC, as well as CLASSICAL. I have a lot of experience teaching MUSIC THEORY/MUSIC HISTORY

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010

Reviews (9)

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Gerri Feb 15, 2019
Trumpet · In home

Jarrod is a great instructor!
From the first lesson, our son (11) was excited and engaged! He even play his trumpet for fun !
As a parent, I am pleased with the balanced instruction/practice ratio that has instilled responsibility and dedication without being overwhelming and frustrating.
Jarrod teaches at a student's pace,while adding just the right amount of challenge, allowing confidence to grow in a well organized,fun and personalized instruction plan.
What I like most is; Jarrod loves music and teaching! He addresses success and challenges with enthusiasm, support and encouragement,equally.

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Sharen C. Mar 20, 2018
Singing · In studio

Jarrod, goes beyond the norm to customize a study plan that best fits my needs; he is a wonderful instructor. He is also pleasant and patient with me. Very pleased with him.

La D. Feb 13, 2018
Piano · In home

The lesson was great!

FrancisG Jun 1, 2012

Great Teacher

Sebastian is having an amazing time with his teacher Jarrod. He looks forward to his lessons and practices very hard at home not only because he loves the drums but because he wants to impress his teacher. Jarrod is a smart and very talented instructor, he explains everything well and allows the student to feel comfortable embrace the lessons easily. Sebastian has a blast and grasps everything quickly thanks to Jarrod. He's an amazing musician and Sebastian is very happy and lucky to have him as an instructor.

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DanaH1 Apr 16, 2012

Great instructor. Jarrod has the ability to get our son completely motivated and makes the experience fun.

LisaP5 Mar 21, 2012

Zachary Prosser

Just wanted you to know that Zach is really getting a lot out of your lessons so far, much more than his last teacher. Lisa

CarolD Dec 14, 2011

Jarrod is doing great with Shane. He is learning a lot & is having fun at the same time! Thank you.

JeannieS Dec 6, 2011

Parent of two children taking lessons

Jarrod is very punctual. He is good with the kids. I think he is a great musician too. (I don't play their instruments.) Hope the children will be inspired.

MelanieD1 Nov 17, 2011

Terrific Teacher

I really enjoyed my lessons with Jarrod. He's very patient and I've enjoyed taking lessons from him.

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Here's a little about me: I play sax for the band Fungus Amungus. I also play sax/piano in several bands in Hilton Head. I have previously been band/chorus director at Battery Creek, EP High, St Raphael Academy and a lot of schools in MA. I play piano, sax, drums, trumpet and other instruments... I have performed on stage with members of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, and I have opened for Violent Femmes, Spin Doctors, Rusted Root, Michael Franti and many more...



Music teacher
Jan 2010 - Present

RI/MA schools

I have taught all grades K-12 and currently teach full time music


BA in Music
Sep 2000 - May 2006



Music K-12 teaching
Jun 2012

State of MA/RI/SC

Certified to teach music, chorus and band K-12


Band of the Year
Apr 2014

PVD Music

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