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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1992
Math Major / music minor
Teaches ages 14+
Has background check
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!
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!
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.