John Shipp

John S.

Brule, NE

About John S.

Background check: Last verified 08/06/2016
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John teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 1988
Last sign in: Within two months



My name is John and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1988 and have loved helping my students find comfort in music, accomplish their goals, and most importantly LEARN HOW TO LEARN. My primary goal is to help my students figure out how to teach themselves over time and reach out to me (and others) when they need guidance and directions in the future. … Don’t get me wrong, there’s much to do and lessons can initially go on for quite some time, but, my goal is to ENABLE my students (just as my teachers and mentors did for me) and provide you with the tools to be able to continue your education throughout the rest of your musical life. :)

I’ve studied music since I was a young child. I started piano at 5 years old, guitar at 8, my first band when I was 10... I’m 43 years old now). I found a passion for teaching music (and, just teaching period!) in my mid-teenage years and have continued to provide education to students with a passion ever since. In addition to teaching I have also been a performing musician as well as a studio musician. I’ve played in musical theater, toured with bands (country, rock, gospel, and numerous other types!), written jingles, written music beds, written all sorts of other music, recorded with a progressive rock band, and performed for countless audiences in both vocal and instrumental capacities.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals in music!! :) ... it will be fun, challenging and rewarding all at the same time! :)


Music Lesson Provider / Music Teacher / Music Coach

Jan 1988 - Present
Own Company

I have been providing music lessons for all instruments as well as music theory for nearly 30 years. I've helped students of all ages and abilities find their dream in music.

Keyboard / Piano / Bass / Guitar / Drums / Other

Jan 1983 - Present
Numerous Bands

I've played with numerous bands over the years and continue to explore playing with other musicians every day.


May 1988 - Aug 1992
Okoboji Summer Theater

Pit musician for annual summer theater production.


Apr 1991 - Apr 1991
Lied Center Production

1960's television musical review. Sold out audience 3000+ patrons.


Music Theory

Jan 1978 - Present

Self Study

Apr 1973 - Present

Jazz Guitar - Jazz Ensemble

Aug 1989 - May 1991
Terry Rush - Private Study / Public School

Vocal Music - Vocal Performance

Aug 1989 - May 1991
Joe Skutchan - Private Study / Public School

Jazz/Rock Bass Guitar

Jan 1986 - Jan 1990
Andy Hall - Private Study

Jazz Piano

Jan 1984 - Jan 1989
Nancy Marshall - Private Study

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency
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