Jered Johnson

Jered J.

Portland, OR
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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.

Hey guys! My name is Jered and I'd love to be a guide on your guitar journey. I've been playing for 20 years, have a BA in Music and Recording Technology, and currently play in a rock band in Portland, OR. I have taught students of all ages and all skill levels. My first love is rock, but I have studied classical, blues, country, metal, pop, funk and dabbled in a little jazz.

If you'd like to chat or have any questions just shoot me a message and I'll get back asap :)

Thanks for checking out my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.
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About

Jered passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jered delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2006

Hello!

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.

In addition to private lessons, I am currently a guitar/bass instructor at Oregon Music Academy with students of all ages and skill levels.

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:

Encouragement
Motivation
Achievable Goals
Patience
Passion
Engagement
FUN!!!

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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Experience

Guitar Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present
Oregon Music Academy

Guitar instructor at formal music academy. Oregon Music Academy focuses on all-around music development and strong emphasis on reading notes, music theory and proper technique.

Bassist
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
Self-Employed

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.

Education

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

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Happy guy at King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards!!!

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Live show!
2 of my favorite students :)

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3 Reviews

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Josh S. Mar 9, 2019
Bass Guitar · In studio

Jered continues to be a fantastic teacher. He took the time to get to know what my goals are, he gives me good feedback, and he assigns me "homework" that is relevant and helpful to my progress. We focus on both the technique of playing bass as well as the the purpose and "feel" of the bass in different songs. I have fun at my lessons and look forward to them every week, and my bass playing continues to improve.

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David B. Nov 19, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Jered is a thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. I look forward to continuing my work with him.

Ken H. Nov 1, 2018
Guitar · In home

Jered was on time. Very cordial. Was very open to my
Expectations. After 2 lessons I’m invigorated and already finding new strategies for this project.

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