Jeff Speer

Jeff S.

Granite Bay, CA

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

Teaching since:
August 1991

Accoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, mandolin, dobro, harmonica (harp), recording and live performance. Proficient in most styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy is simple: You will learn more quickly if you are enjoying yourself. This isn't math class, it's music. I will teach you the fundamentals, of-course, but along with the basics I will emphatically stress ear training. As you learn to trust your ear, you will gain confidence and will ultimately be a more proficient and well rounded player.I will encourage you to progress at your optimum speed with mutually agreed upon goals. After six months of dedicated study, you should be playing songs, jamming with others and have the ability to listen to a song and play along with your guitar.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, blues, fusion,r&b, folk, country, bluegrass, prog. and most other contemporary styles. If a student brings in a DVD I am able to listen and assimilate the music. I am not competent in classical guitar.

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11 Reviews

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Tom E. Nov 1, 2013
Harmonica ·

Great teacher and confidence builder

Jeff makes every lesson fun. He is a wizard on the guitar and can accompany me on virtually any song.
Lessons are very enjoyable.

David H. May 28, 2013
Guitar ·

Great teacher!!

Jeff is very patient and very complimentary. He pushes me without me even realizing that I'm being pushed! We have a great time during my lessons and the time flies by! I wish I lived close enough to take my lessons in person with him, that's the only drawback, the online sharing can be a bit limited.

If you're looking for a great guitar teacher, Jeff is your guy!

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Tim C. May 3, 2013
Harmonica ·

Jeff understands how to motivate a student...great teacher

Jeff is clearly a very good musician himself, and he's a great teacher. My 9 year old son has taken an interest in harmonica and Jeff is very good at teaching, explaining, and still allowing my son to explore his imagination within the discipline of music. He strikes a great balance between instruction, encouragement and keeping my son on task.

We will continue to enjoy our lessons and we highly recommend Jeff.

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Laura D. Mar 31, 2013
Guitar ·

Just the kind of lessons I want!

For me, a retired corporate executive, Jeff's teaching style is perfect! He makes the lessons enjoyable, is very supportive of whatever progress I make, is very patient, and extremely knowledgabe about various genres of music and almost any type and brand of guitar.

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Barbara S. Dec 21, 2012

Excellent experience.

I am thoroughly enjoying my harmonica lessons with Jeff. He is a talented musician and is able to impart his love of music as well as teach me what I want and need to know to enjoy playing my instrument.

ThaisF Jul 31, 2012

Jeff is awesome! I couldn't ask for better guitar teacher.

CarolynS Jul 30, 2012

He is great to learn from as he teaches at your level and also challenges you to work to the next without even realizing he is doing that.

GrantH Nov 20, 2011


Brenden is having a great time learning new music from Jeff! He teaches the music he likes and does it in a fun manner!

TomT Nov 19, 2011

Jeff is teaching my grandson Kyle to play the electric guitar.We love Jeff.He is not only a great music teacher but his enthusiasm and encouragement are contagious.We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone seeking music lessons!

JenniferB3 Oct 9, 2011

Learning a lot & having fun!

My 8 year-old son is currently taking guitar lessons from Jeff S. in Granite Bay. I know my son has the potential to be a really good guitar player but because of his shyness, I wasn't sure how he would mesh with 1 on 1 lessons. What was so cool prior to the start of lessons was when Jeff called me & we spent a significant amount of time discussing my sons personality, his strengths & weaknesses & any concerns I might have. Jeff made me feel confident that Cameron would do fine. Cameron has had 3 sessions with Jeff so far & he is doing really well. Jeff is calm & patient with Cameron, but at the same time he is very enthusiastic with his passion to teach & can be quite humorous too! Cameron really enjoys his sessions & is able to practice what he learns while @ home because Jeff takes the time to ensure that Cameron comprehends what he's teaching him. We are happy to have found Jeff & look forward to a happier, more self-confident Cameron who will be playing a mean guitar!!

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AriannaB Nov 19, 2010

Fun, knowledgable, and a fabulous teacher

He's one of the best guitar players I've ever met, and he's just as great of a teacher. He's patient, helpful, and repeats anything I need as much as I need. His love of playing helps me be creative and makes me want to try everything new he teaches me.

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