Jered Johnson

Jered J.

Portland, OR
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Jered delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

Hey guys!

Whether you want to learn a few songs, improve your chops or all-out shred, your lessons are designed to get your playing where you want it to be. Your lesson plan will be custom-tailored to your ability and geared toward your goals as a guitarist.

I have over 20 years of guitar-playing under my belt, 10 years teaching experience and a B.A. in Music to boot! I played guitar in a bunch of bands and currently play bass in Light Creates Shadow, a rock band here in Portland, OR. I love music of all styles and am passionate about passing along my music knowledge to my students.

Your lesson plan (Roadmap) will include the following:

Technique - You will learn proper playing technique to ensure accurate playing as well as an injury-free career.

The Fretboard - Learn notes, scales, arpeggios and know your way around your instrument.

Harmony - Learn how to play chords, how to write music using chords, chord inversions and more.

Musicianship - Music theory, improvisation, songwriting, sight-reading, and everything an aspiring guitarist needs.

Progress Reports (Checkpoints) - Don't worry, this isn't a report card! This is just a check in every so often to remind us how far we have come and where we want to go from here.

My teaching style is based on the following core values:

Achievable Goals

Your success as a musician is my main priority and I will do my absolute best to guide you along your path.

Shoot me a message and we can get started immediately :)

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May 2015 - Present
Light Creates Shadow

I play bass in a power-trio in Portland, OR. We are a hard-to-heavy rock group with a touch of prog. Our songs feature shifts in time signatures, changes in dynamics while creating memorable songs.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present

Teaching lessons from home as well as travelling to the homes of my students

Guitar Instructor
Mar 2006 - Mar 2009
Heid's Music

While completing my BA in Music and Recording Technology at University of Wisconsin, I fell in love with teaching guitar and passing along the gift of music to my students.


BA in Music and Recording Technology
Sep 2001 - May 2004
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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