Jeremy Adams

Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL

About Jeremy A.

Jeremy teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2006
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I am an accomplished performing musician that has experience playing many different instruments in multiple styles. I believe first and foremost that learning music should be fun and exciting with an emphasis on self exploration and communication. It's these qualities in my own musicianship that have helped me grow a true love of music and have pushed my career forward as a performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons I use a shifting curriculum that is made to work with the needs of each individual student. I firmly believe in the importance of learning to read music and learning some basic music theory, in my experience this helps the student grow from being able to reproduce the music of others to eventually developing a unique style and sound. After three to six months my beginning level students typically feel comfortable enough to play with other musicians confidently.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons take place in the living room seating and a guitar are available. 1 cat and 1 small dog kept separate during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide all of the necessary educational tools such as listening samples, and printed off hand outs. The student needs to have their own instrument, staff paper and a pencil.

Photos and Videos

This is from Sunfest 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL. I'm playing bass (on the left) http://jonniemorganband.com

Experience

Music Instructor
Feb 2014 - Present
Starke Lake Music School

I teach guitar, bass guitar, and music theory/songwriting.

Bass Instructor
Jul 2011 - Present
North Florida Christian Camp

I teach the bass classes one week every year at the High School Worship Arts Camp. I perform in the worship band during this week as well.

Music Theory Teaching Assistant
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of South Florida

I worked with the undergraduate music students on basic music theory concepts such as constructing chords, analyzing harmonic progressions, determining the form of a piece, and counterpoint

Front Ensemble Technician
Jun 2011 - May 2013
East Ridge High School

I worked with the members of the front ensemble in the marching band on basic pitched and non-pitched percussion techniques

Front Ensemble Technician
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Apopka High School

I worked with the members of the front ensemble in the marching band on basic pitched and non-pitched percussion techniques

Bass Insctructor
Jul 2008 - Jul 2008
Camp Jam

I taught the bass guitar classes and performed with the instructor's ensemble.

Education

M.M. Music Composition and Electronic Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of South Florida
B.M. Music Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Central Florida

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Excellence in Electronic Music
Apr 2014
University of South Florida
Selected Composer
Mar 2014
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
Selected Composer
Feb 2014
livingvoid
Plus Award
Dec 2013
ASCAP
Selected Composer
Oct 2013
INTIME
H2 Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition
Oct 2013
Black Lab

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Dec 2012

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2009

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

13 Reviews on Jeremy A.

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Elias L. Mar 23, 2017
Verified Student · Banjo · In studio
Jeremy is a gifted musician and teacher. He is very encouraging and knows a lot. I felt very comfortable learning banjo from him, and feel like I gained a VERY solid base for continuing with the instrument. Thanks a lot!
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Hayden H. Feb 4, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Jeremy was able to take my existing knowledge and direct the lesson towards what I wanted to work on. Great first lesson and I'm looking forward to many more!
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Jessie B. May 28, 2016
Verified Student · Banjo · In studio
If you're looking for Great lessons in a fun environment, Jeremy is the Man you're looking for, not only was he an awesome teacher,he is now my friend.
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Alex York May 5, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
My first lesson with Jeremy was fantastic. He tuned right in (no pun intended) to what I wanted to learn about right after we spoke the first time. He obviously knows his stuff and I look forward to spending more time taking lessons from him.
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Grayson A. Feb 19, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
My son who is 13 just had his first lesson and was very pleased. He's really looking forward to his next lesson with Jeremy. We have high hopes that my son will go far with this instructor.
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Laura C. Jan 19, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Really nice, really patient instructor. Excited for my next lesson.
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Jonnie Sep 21, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Jeremy is incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of music, I find myself learning much more than just the guitar! His methods make me feel comfortable with his teaching style and he's extremely patient with me as I'm trying to learn new chords, shapes and scales. I highly recommend someone who is ready to learn any type of instrument as he teaches all different kinds and someone who has become my friend over time! Thanks for everything Jeremy, I look forward to continuing learning!
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Bruno Sep 21, 2015
· Percussion · In home
So much knowledge and attention to detail, wouldn't want any other teacher.
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Brandon Sep 21, 2015
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Very knowledge. I learned alot and would definitely recommend him for a new beginner or a seasoned veteran!
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Thomas K. Aug 6, 2015
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In home
One lesson so far and my son is inspired and motivated to practice and master the scales and the other "homework" Jeremy gave him to do. My son is 12 and he was very impressed with Jeremy saying he learned more in 45 minutes with him than in two weeks at band camp. Jeremy is calm, knowledgeable and patient and I am very happy with my decision to encourage my son with his guitar playing. Thanks Jeremy - very pleased we found you!
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