Jeff Starkey

Jeff S.

Oceanside, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hello! I’m Jeff, an experienced guitarist with 15 years of live performance experience and 7 years of teaching experience. I pride myself in my ability to make lessons as fun and informative as possible.

I customize my lessons to the student depending on their skill level/goals. So whether you want to shred solos, understand songwriting, or just want to be able to strum through your favorite songs, I can help you get there!

I like to find fun ways to teach songs and link it together with music theory, so that my students can play music as well as understand it. This can help you to figure out songs on your own in the future.

I specialize in teaching Blues, Jazz, Rock and Fingerstyle. All ages welcome!

Please message me if you are interested.

About Jeff S.

I am a professional guitarist and songwriter for one of the most renowned San Diego live bands. I have been teaching lessons for the last seven years and have performed professionally for 12. I currently have around 30 students at a local music school and play live several times a week.

Guitar students can expect to improve from week to week, with an ever growing understanding and appreciation for music. My teaching experience allows me to be aware of how students improve their playing with an emphasis on consistent progression and smart milestones that give students a feeling of accomplishment that minimizes frustration.

I tailor my lessons to the students skill level/interests. If you just want to have some fun learning to play chords, THAT’S OK! If you want to delve deeper into diatonic harmony, half diminished chords, and modal interchange, then let’s get down on it!

Some of the styles I regularly teach: Rock, Blues, Indie, Folk, Alternative, Jazz, Raggae, R&B, Country

I teach lessons to all ages.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, don’t be shy! Send me a message, I can’t wait to help you become a better musician!


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5 Reviews
Katelyn M.
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My daughter loves her lessons with Jeff. He is a very skilled guitarist and makes it fun to learn. He is able to teach her quite a bit in the amount of time she has with him. She looks forward to her lessons and enjoys practicing what she’s learned in between.

Posted Oct 23, 2019
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Jeff is a colleague of mine and we’ve worked closely together both in a teaching setting and performance setting. Not only is he a killer performer and player, he’s also a really great teacher. He knows his stuff, is great with kids and adults and really inspires his students. I’ve watched countless students flourish with him as a teacher. Couldn’t recommend him more!

Posted Jan 4, 2019
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Jeff masters the balance of professional knowledge and a great, laid back demeanor. He delivers information in a way I can understand and inspires me to push myself to be the best musician I can be. I highly recommend working with him, you will make tremendous progress if you follow his practice recommendations.

Posted Dec 20, 2018
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Jeff is an excellent guitar teacher and phenomenal guitar player. He is also a nice guy and very knowledgeable about guitar theory. I highly recommend him if you are looking for lessons.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
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Jeff is a great teacher for my 11 year old! He is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging! His passion for music is contagious!
My son will definitely continue to take lessons with Jeff!

Posted Nov 30, 2018

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Oct 2014 - Sep 2019

School of Rock Oceanside

Was a trusted and reliable Guitar instructor for School of rock for 5 years.



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