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Jeff B.
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Live Online Penny Whistle Lessons
Irish, Scottish, British, Celtic, Breton. ¡Hablo Español! I Teach All Ages, at All Levels! I toured Europe for three years in the late 1970s with the folk group 'Dalriada' - I played authentic Irish music with Irish musicians. I intimately know, understand (and will teach you) the real Irish feel! I have been a professional musician all my adult life, teaching thousands of students over a span of more than three decades! I use the Zoom app for live interactive lessons from the comfort of your home. You certainly have many options available regarding choosing an instructor, but I have to assume that you would like to hire the most qualified teacher to guide you on the journey through the wonderful world of music. Everyone moves further, much faster, and is more likely to stay engaged by learning from a master teacher with decades of real-world professional experience to share. I will give you what you need to know, in order to take you where you want to go!
About Jeff B.

People study subjects for a great number of reasons, consequently I customize my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. We learn different ways. Some of us are more visual, some more tactile, some more intuitive, some more cerebral, etc. Understanding this allows me to adapt to each person's most natural mode of learning so that the material is grasped more easily (therefore more quickly), and so that it is retained longer. I would be honored to share my experience and knowledge with you.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1992

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Math Major / music minor

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Jeff is so full of knowledge and experiences from all over the world! I am an advanced Amateur violinist who mostly plays non-classical styles and I chose to learn from him because of his interesting variety and I have not been disappointed!! I’m learning so much about music theory taught in a very unique way specific to violin. I look forward to continuing to build my skills with Jeff!

Posted Jul 7, 2022
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Mr. Jeff Brent is a true teacher's teacher! He understands how to effectively communicate and convey to students' difficult aspects of learning in the most understandable way possible, so students master their instruments. The books he wrote are the best ones ever written. And Mr. Brent knows and wrote books with the who's who of Saxophone artists!

Posted Jun 21, 2022
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I've played guitar off and on since my teens, but was self-taught. I had the basic skills to play along with most songs, but no understanding of how to build a song or a melody. In the year I've spent with Jeff, he opened my eyes to music theory in a way that is instantly applicable. I am much more comfortable improvising around a chord progression. I can see the patterns in songs and how and when to utilize different scales and modes. Jeff's book with Schell Barkley, Fingering Mastery - scales and modes for the guitar fretboard, demystifies these topics with images and patterns that are different from any other theory book I've seen. His backing tracks provide the foundation to apply these patterns, and his demonstrations during lessons bring them together using examples from standards and popular songs. Last thing - Jeff has an incredibly strong understanding of world music and music history, much of which is earned through decades of playing live music around the world. I find this adds a lot to the experience of a lesson with him. I recommend Jeff without reservation.

Posted Mar 30, 2022
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Jan 1973 - Present
Jeff B: Multi-Instrumental Performer
Thousands and thousands of gigs all over Europe and the States: solo jazz piano and jazz combos, folk groups, rock bands, horn ensembles, discos, festivals, weddings, funerals, private parties, clubs, pubs, restaurants, casinos, beer tents, dance troupes, concert halls, country clubs, casuals, dive bars, pickup gigs, backyard barbecues, pretty much you name it!
Math Major / music minor
Sep 1975 - Dec 1976
University of Colorado
Math Major / music minor
Sep 1972 - Dec 1973
Moorpark College
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Professional Proficiency

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Instructor details
Tin Whistle
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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