- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 18 to 65
- Teaching since:
- December 1984
Hi, My name is Jeff Keefer, I've enjoyed Teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar & Piano to 100's of students, Male & Female (Ages 12 & Up)..for over 20 years. Experience in both , Teaching, and Performing, along with plenty of patience and enthusiasm, I feel makes me an ideal Teaching Candidate!!!
I would expect my guitar students to own(or have) their own instrument. If upon inspection I see it's unplayable, I would try and recommend necessary repairs,etc. (same applies for bass students..and piano(especially the tuning..if not electric). .I would want all my students to have a spiral notebook, and/or music staff paper. If they're playing electric guitar or (especially elect. bass, they should own an amp. If they come to my studio, they would only need to bring their instrument(gtr/bass-NOT piano) and notebook, picks..etc. I MAY suggest method books,etc.during the course of lessons, when appropriate.
*** Specialties ***
I prefer to teach popular styles(Rock, Country, Folk)..I can teach Jazz, and have, to students up TO intermediate level. My method, though flexible, tends to lean towards accompaniment. Learning to play their instrument along w/ their favorite song, w/ their own singing(or someone else)..or playing at some point w/ other musicians. Again I'm flexible, and not everybody wants to get in a band, but I find w/about 90% it's in the back of their mind. So to me it's about "SONGS". Learning the songs they like ,they in turn are learning a better understanding of their instrument. ..A better understanding of their instrument, and they can attempt a wider range of song material. It's one big circle, and I instill this to all my students, one way or another.
I've performed as John Lennon Tribute Artist...Solo & with various Beatle Tribute Bands, since 2000'.
I've performed onstage as a Tom Petty Tribute Artist since 1992' -Performing both as Solo Artist & with my band , Petty Theft.
Jeff is very patient and knowledgeable and works with me to hring the ideas out and develop them.
He is a great music teacher, period. Perfect for anyone who wants to learn piano, guitar or bass, in a simple, affordadle, and highly understandable way. I love the way he teaches, as it makes learning guitar fun, and I look forward to my lessons and practicing at home. He gives 45 minute lessons but they can extend sometimes, which is great. Also, he is super flexible, so rescheduling and changing a practice time with him is very easy. Overall, Jeff is a great music teacher with great skills and a great love for teaching people one of his passions.+ Read More
Very knowledgeable, attentive, and patient
I've been taking piano lessons from Jeff for about 8 months now and am thrilled with my progress in such a short time. I had absolutely zero ability or experience in playing music prior to starting. Jeff has an amazing knowledge and passion for music, but more importantly, he has the ability to teach music in a way that is easy to pick up and fun to learn. He is patient with his students and would be an ideal teacher at any level. I would absolutely recommend Jeff to anyone looking to learn music and am looking forward to continuing my lessons in the coming year.+ Read More
I’ve taken guitar lessons on and off for years and I find Jeff’s approach to teaching suits me the best. He uses his extensive teaching experience and performance history to create a learning atmosphere that is encouraging, but also holds you accountable to actually mastering the particular skill being worked on. Jeff ensures that you learn a variety of skills via teaching songs YOU like. I didn’t realize how much I’d learned until I was at home playing along with the original recordings of some of my favorite artists.
Jeff makes learning the guitar not only educational, but fun. I always leave my lesson feeling better than when I walked in.
I have been going to Jeff for about 6 months now. After attempting to learn online with zero musical talent and getting no where I decided to find a teacher. Now my lessons are custom to my style and what I need to work on. My improvement thru the beginning stages has been fun and it really excellerates my learning. Jeff provides a clean, safe learning environment and I look forward to lessons every week.+ Read More