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Jeff A.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching music for over 35 years in all kinds of settings, including universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, and private practice. I've taught over 24,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of music classes on a variety of topics and hold both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. I am very client-centered while striving to meet generally recognized goals.
About Jeff A.

I have taught over 26,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes in virtually every setting, such as universities, public schools, commercial music stores, community education programs, private practice, and the internet. I have two degrees in music, a master's and a bachelor's, and a certificate in management and supervision. I have been published numerous times in periodicals and as a music critic for a newspaper. I have performed music in the US, China, and Canada, in cities such as New York, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Winnipeg, Nanchang, and Minneapolis. My recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and elsewhere. I teach guitar lessons, piano lessons, music theory lessons, ear training lessons, composition lessons, arranging lessons, music technology lessons, and more.


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Guitar, piano, bass, percussion, ukulele, snare drum, ear training, music theory, music technology teacher.
Aug 1995 - Present
Universities, public schools, commercial music stores, private practice, community education programs, internet
Taught more than 24,000 private music lessons and 160 sections of classes on several different subjects, such as music theory, ear training, sight singing, guitar, creative music, guitar pedagogy, and more.
Audio/Video Recording and Production
Jan 1995 - Present
JLA Music
Record and produce audio and video recordings found on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, YouTube, and retail stores.
Freelance Writer
May 1983 - Present
JLA Music
Write articles on a freelance basis
Sep 1979 - Present
JLA Music
Own and operate JLA Music, a comprehensive music services business.
Music performer
Sep 1979 - Present
various groups and organizations
Perform music 100's of times with groups (bands, chamber music, soloist with orchestra, wind ensemble, or choir) or as an individual in US, China, and Canada.
Music Engraver
Sep 1979 - Present
JLA Music
Create professional music engravings of composers' and arrangers' music.
Jan 1978 - Present
JLA Music
Compose and arrange music for wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, solo, chamber music, and electronic media.
Conductor/Music Director
Aug 2003 - May 2009
University of North Dakota
Conductor/Music Director of a guitar ensemble
Music Critic/Writer
Jun 1990 - May 1991
Grand Forks Herald
Write music reviews and articles
Music Director
Jun 1988 - Aug 1990
Public Radio
Music director and on-air classical music announcer
President/Member of Board of Directors
Apr 1983 - Jul 1985
Grand Forks Guitar Guild
Promote and perform classical guitar chamber music.
College music teacher and master class teacher
Jan 1982 - May 2009
Universities in US and China
Taught various subjects such as music theory, ear training, individual guitar, guitar class, guitar pedagogy, creative music, graduate music theory review, special projects, and guitar literature.
Music Technology Workshops
Jun 1994 - Jun 1994
University of North Dakota
Master Class with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, winner of multiple Grammy Awards
Mar 1984 - Mar 1984
University of North Dakota
Master of Arts, Music Theory and Classical Guitar
Aug 1980 - Dec 1981
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Aug 1975 - May 1980
University of North Dakota
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Management and Supervision
Jun 1980
University of North Dakota
Certificate in Management and Supervision
Certificate of Participation, Christopher Parkening Master Class, Observer
Aug 1979
Montana State University
Over a four-day period, observed world-renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening tutor classical guitar students.
Named One of the Faculty "Stars"
Jan 2006
University of North Dakota
Pi Kappa Lambda
Sep 2005
Artist of the Week
Jul 1998
Grand Forks Herald
May 1975
American Legion

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