Jim Baer

Jim B.

San Antonio, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
We will start with your skill level and build from there.

Cover standard, intermediate, barre, and power Chords.
Standard strumming, introductions, vamps, and finger picking.
Our work is in the framework of popular guitar songs from charts.

About Jim B.

My name is Jim-B. I am a guitarist and vocalist.
When I am not playing a guitar; I like to shoot video,
record music, hike, workout, read, watch movies,
travel, and hang with my wife and family.

YOU ARE NEVER 'too young' or 'too old' TO LEARN guitar.

I love taking the gift of music - give it on to others – then watch them come alive.

MY FOCUS IS TO TEACH YOU AS MUCH ABOUT MUSIC AS I CAN.

So, I’m HERE for YOU, When YOU are ready TO LEARN.

*** Skills that YOU will Develop ***

We will follow a Guitar lesson plan, use practice journals, show you the basics, and you can then learn songs of your choice. You will learn the rhythm Guitar standard chords, advanced chords, power chords, barre chords, string techniques, music theory, music dynamics, picking/strumming, and alternate chord positions for sound/variety using transitions with chord progressions. I can teach popular music styles from 1920's to Current hits in your chosen styles and genre. 

****About Me****

I love music - so if you love music - we’ll get along great.

I believe every lesson you take gets you closer to being a guitarist.

I know that every time you pick up the guitar, you improve your talent.

I have promoted many concerts.

I was a music DJ on a radio station and am presently a radio Senior Manager.

I taught myself to play guitar. I have gone to school for music.

I have been a teacher all my life.

I have played guitar and vocals in 3 bands and have played in coffee houses, schools and churches for years. I am college trained in voice, performance, music theory, composition, and have played most instruments. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music & Communications.

I love to learn as much as I love to teach.
I am a web developer.
I am also doing video production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a tuner, cords, guitar amplifier, on-line computer, and a sitting area if you come with a friend or family. You need to bring your guitar, practice sheets, music journal books, and digital recorder (if you want to record a session).

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Charlie
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Jim’s lessons are at my pace, not his. I appreciate his patience and willingness to answer any question I may have.

Posted Apr 18, 2019
Charlie
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Just the lessons I have been looking for.

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Bobbie
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Jim is a great guitar instructor - very knowledgeable and easy to follow instructions. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jun 25, 2018
John
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He's the best. Really easy going and nice guy. His wife even makes cookies for each lesson. As a beginner, Jim has streamlined and accelerated my learning ten fold since self teaching myself online. For references he gives you all the materials you need such as the music sheets he makes to form a lesson. They're very concise and easy to follow. I have bar chord sheet he made that's by far the best reference for those chords that I've seen.
It's really a fun experience and he takes joy in helping his students learn. Highly recommended.

Posted May 7, 2017
Bernice C.
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Jim is very patient and kind. He helps me with different techniques and positions for holding the guitar for my fingers on the harder cords.

Posted Sep 10, 2014
ErnieO

Fitness Trainer

Jim is a great guy and excellent teacher, but was not up to date on the oldies instrumentals and that was my main profile request. I did learn things from him in other areas that will help me with other songs. Thank you

Posted Mar 2, 2012
JoyceW

New student

Very patient instructor! Love that he read my student questionnaire and formatted sessions based on my experience (just a little) and likes/dislikes. I can't wait for class each week; definitely recommend Jim to any student.

Posted Jan 6, 2012
NikkiQ

Student

Mr. Baer is an excellent instructor. I am having a lot of fun learning guitar. My family really enjoys listening to me play and they are really impressed with my progress.

Posted Dec 30, 2011
JayJ

Great Teacher

Jim makes learning exciting and fun. He is very patient, and allows the student to work on any stumbling blocks for themselves. Giving direction when needed, but letting the student truly "learn" as they do it. I would recommend him to any beginner!

Posted Nov 14, 2011
LisaD2

We were a little nervous about our son begining lessons. Jim works directly with him and from the start inspired him to learn. He never complains about practicing and the positive atmosphere and clear feedback on his performance from Jim keep him motivated. We couldn't be happier.

Posted Oct 14, 2011
JulieW3

Mom

My daughter loves learning guitar from Jim. She really looks forward to their lessons together. He is very patient, and makes learning the guitar fun.

Posted Sep 23, 2011
LeslieP

Keeping it fun...

Jim is a great guitar teacher. I knew nothing about guitars before going to Jim. He has been very patient with me. And he keeps the lessons fun,,,!

Posted Jul 5, 2011
MichelleG1

student

Jim B is an amazing teacher! He knows just how to break down a song or a lesson to help a student understand and learn it quickly, and he's fun and adaptable. I would highly recommend him if you're looking for a great guitar instructor!!

Posted Mar 31, 2011
KristinL

Guitar Lessons

Jim has given me confidence that I can actually become a guitar player. He is very patient, but at the same time he is challenging me to do more. These are qualities of a great instructor! I look forward to my lessons and I am excited to go home and practice.

Posted Feb 13, 2011
PhoebeC

Great Instructor

Jim is awesome, he is really good with children. Jackson is 8 and is learning cords and transition, having fun at same time. Jim is very patient when working with enthusiastic ( at times hyper ) young boy.Very happy with the lessons!!!

Posted Feb 8, 2011
SamanthaM

My daughter is really enjoying her weekly lessons with Jim. She is progressing quickly and is a natural teacher. We look forward to continuing our lessons with Jim.

Posted Oct 2, 2010
DanV

Great work! My son is really enjoying the progress!

Posted Aug 7, 2010
ChauT

Very good teacher!

Posted Aug 4, 2010
CathrynS

Fabulous teacher!

My son Jared has already learned two songs and has only been taking lessons for a short time. He took the time to understand the best way to teach my son and then proceeded. Jim is a great teacheer and recommend him to anyone :)

Posted Jul 14, 2010
NeldaL

Jim is a wonderful teacher!!!

My daughter has learned so much in a short amount of time. She is really enjoying her lessons & looks forward to them each week. Thank you Jim for your patience & encouragement!

Posted Jul 11, 2010

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Jun 2007 - Present

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Experienced Acoustic Guitar teacher with over 25 years playing the Guitar and over 7 years teaching students of all experience levels and ages. Jim B. plans his lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic, intermediate, and advanced chord structures, various standard strumming patterns, finger-picking styles, and touches on essential musical theory information. He specializes in popular music from the 1960’s through today’s hits, typically uses one page charts that he has prepared for each song or exercise, and also has the following tools available to use during lessons: music stand, stool, computer, amplifier, guitars, and rhythm instruments.

Education

Bachelor's Degree
Sep 1977 - Jun 1981

Cal State Fullerton

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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