Jerry Seaberg

Jerry S.

Goodlettsville, TN
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Jerry delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 1990

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry Seaberg and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience.

As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie Hancock, Mary Wells, Jessie Colin Young, Greg Khin, Linda Cotton and C.C. Schilling, among others. For almost 20 years I worked in various bands and travelled extensively across the western United States while living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am a certified teacher with a B.A. in Music Education from Elmhurst College, IL and studied jazz piano with Mark Steidel and Susan Muscarella at U.C. Berkeley, CA. I taught music at Westchester Elementary School in Westchester, IL and Jane Addams and Lincoln Schools in Melrose Park, IL. I have been teaching privately since 1990.

I teach all aspects of piano pedagogy: reading, technique, theory, harmony, chord vocabulary, ear-training. I work very well with children and beginners, but also cater to older students, especially those students interested in jazz.

I live in Goodlettsville and I can make your life easier by travelling to your home. My rates are very reasonable.

I am available for performances, everything from weddings, parties, corporate events, restaurants, etc. I play a variety of music from jazz standards to pop songs; perfect for creating a comfortable and classy atmosphere.

If you like, you may also hear me play at Woody’s Steakhouse in Madison, TN every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6-9pm. Mention you saw me here, I’d love to talk with you.

Make 2017 the year you finally learn to play, it can be fun and rewarding.

Thanks,

Jerry Seaberg

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Experience

General Music Teacher (K-5)
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Jane Addams Elementary School/ Lincoln Elementary School

Teach general music concepts, history, appreciation, etc. Direct student chorus in Holiday Concert and Annual Variety Show.

General Music Teacher (K-8)
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Weschester Elementary School

Teach general music concepts, history, appreciation, etc.
Direct student chorus in Holiday Concert and Annual Variety Show.

Education

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Sep 2002 - Mar 2005
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Certifications

Certified in Music Education grades K-12
Mar 2005
Department of Educatiion

Originally certified in Illinois. Currently certified in Tennessee.

Awards

Dean's List
Jun 2003
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Photos & Videos

Jerry playing "God Bless the Child", with slides from Alaska.
Jerry playing "Nature Boy", teaching in Jamaica.
Jerry playing "Somewhere", from West Side Story.  Slides from Alaska.
Teaching in Jamaica

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Variety Show performance while teaching in Illinois

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Teaching in Jamaica

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Holiday performance while teaching in Illinois

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Merry Christmas from the "Rustic Retreat", 2012 CD

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At Woody's with students Hannah and Brady.
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9 Reviews

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Teri Aug 7, 2017
Piano · In home

Jerry is amazing! He gets down to the kids level and makes learning fun. I have just as much fun watching as my daughter has playing.

Michelle B. Mar 3, 2017
Piano · In home

We absolutely LOVE Jerry! My 10 yr. old daughter has been taking lessons with Jerry for 2 years now and my 8 year old son has been taking lessons for one year. My daughter has advanced so much and she loves to play. She says what she likes most is that Jerry is very patient and he is very kind and understanding. My son learns in a completely different way than my daughter and Jerry has mastered both of their personalities. Almost anything goes with my daughter but my son loses interest quickly. One day Jerry showed up with Star Wars music. We haven't been able to keep him off the piano since. He will get up before school in the morning and practice. Best experience ever!!!

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Michael S. Feb 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Jerry is very personable, and knowledgeable. He shows Nash new kinds of music all the time. They have really hit it off. Jerry is a good person, and he's become a friend.

Michael S. Feb 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Jerry is very personable, and knowledgeable. He shows Nash new kinds of music all the time. They have really hit it off. Jerry is a good person, and he's become a friend.

Brady B. Feb 6, 2016
Piano · In home

My 9 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Jerry for almost one year now. This year we have added our 7 year old son. My children ABSOLUTELY LOVE Jerry. Last Christmas she was playing Christmas songs for the entire family and everybody loved it. He is patient and my kids look forward to each lesson. I would highly recommend him to anybody who wants their kids to have fun and learn something as beautiful as playing the piano.

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Evelyn Jun 23, 2015
Piano · In home

The first lesson went well. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Olivia O. Sep 26, 2014
Piano · In home

Jerry has been great with my 9-year-old daughter. She is a beginner, and he has gone at her pace, and been encouraging without over-praising her. He is playful and friendly, and is consistently on time.

David Q. May 2, 2013
Piano ·

Piano

I had a teacher before, very nice lady but her way of teaching was not like the way Jerry teach, the way he explains the theory and the practice it is very easy and fun. really I am enjoying my classes

JeriB Dec 29, 2011
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Mom/Teacher

I am so glad to be able to leave a comment about Jerry S. I can't believe that we could be this blessed to find a teacher such as Jerry S.! we have been more than impressed. Thanks TakeLessons! You guys matched us up perfect! He has been on time for every lesson and gets right into the lesson with a joyful smile, making the girls feel very comfortable while they learn. Jerry is an inspiration to both my girls. He is an incredible teacher! I took lessons for 8 years and never looked forward to practicing or seeing my piano teacher like my girls do with Jerry. This means a lot to me as a parent who wants to see their children actually enjoy learning an instrument, and because of him....they really enjoy it more than they even did before. Getting them to practice now is not even a problem. This alone says a lot. He is very patient and kind. Best of all....Jerry is making piano fun for my girls while not missing any of the fundamentals of the piano. Oh! Even though he is humble...The man can play! You should hear him! Wow!Way to go TakeLessons! Thank you very much!

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