Jordan Roepke

Jordan R.

Nashville, TN

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Songwriting is an art as well as a craft. In my lessons, I cover basic song structures in a variety of styles including blues, pop, rock, country, and jazz, lyrical content, melodic phrasing, and telling a story. Guitar is my preferred instrument for these lessons, so a background in basic guitar fundamentals is recommended, although some introductory guitar can be included with these lessons.
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Jordan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2003

I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've performed internationally, and my playing has been featured on several prime time television shows. I've always had a love of music, and it’s a passion that I try to instill in all of my students!

Through focus on note reading, chords, improvisation, and technique, I try to give my students tools that they can take with them throughout their musical journey, whether playing music for fun or professionally!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to be laid back and very individual with my approach. I always introduce a curriculum designed to teach basic chords, note reading, and basic theory, but I also understand that each student has a particular set of interests, and I want to inspire them to follow those interests. Whether it's Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, or Classical, I want to give my students the tools and understanding that they need to excel at the music that drives them.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have everything that they need to practice the materials that I give them, including an instrument, amplifier and tuner if necessary, and a music stand. I provide all lesson materials.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, country, metal, blues, and jazz with an emphasis on theory and technique.

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Music Instructor
Apr 2011 - Sep 2015
Joe Ferrante Music Academy

Teaching Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Piano to upwards of 40 students a week at all levels of age and experience.

Private Guitar Instructor
Apr 2003 - May 2010
Family Music Center - Milwaukee, WI

Teaching all levels of guitar in all styles to private students of all ages. Specializing in Rock, Blues, Metal, Pop, Jazz, and Theory and Technique.


Jazz Guitar Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2008
University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Music Occupations
Sep 2004 - May 2006
Milwaukee Area Technical College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Performing Live on the We're All Alright tour for country act Restless Road.

Performing live at Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR

Playing "Hicktown" by Jason Aldean with Front Porch Rodeo
Playing live with my Country band, Five Mile Drive.

An overview of the CAGED system for guitar.
Photo by Jordan R.
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13 Reviews

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Josh E. Apr 25, 2017
Country Guitar · Online

Jordan was very helpful right from the start. He listened to me on where I am at and where I want to be. He showed me a few things that we will work towards and then helped me understand my instrument much better. Gave me some fun new things to practice before the next lesson. If you're looking for a lesson that is interactive and fun I recommend Jordan and the online thing is supper easy and handy. I don't think it could have gone any better. The lesson was 45 minutes and it felt like 10.

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Dave Feb 1, 2017
Guitar · In home

Jordan is excellent & very patient.

Max Jan 13, 2017
Guitar · In home

Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He expertly and patiently guided my young son from essentially 0 to reading notes and playing them on the guitar in about half an hour. He is clearly an experienced musician who loves to teach. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

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Caleb B. Jan 3, 2016
Drum · In home

Jordan was a very excellent teacher. He was very well spoken and very patient. Jordan brought humor into his teachings and it was well appreciated. I look forward to the next lesson.

Joshua B. Jan 3, 2016
Guitar · In home

Jordan was kind and knowledgable. He has a true passion for teaching!

Ellie A. Dec 2, 2015
Piano · In home

My daughter had a great first lesson with Jordan. She really liked his teaching style, how he taught her step by step. She is looking forward to next week!

Thomas A. Dec 2, 2015
Drum · In home

Our first lesson went great! Jordan was fun and professional. My son was relaxed and at ease with him, and he looks forward to lesson number 2! He also enjoyed the rocking solo performance Jordan did!

Sean M. Sep 15, 2015
Drum · Online

Jordan has been a great teacher for us, and the girls have really rapidly progressed over the couple of months we have been taking lessons with him. We would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

Joyce R. Aug 3, 2015
Piano · In home

Jordan is a great teacher! I really enjoyed how flexible he was with our busy schedule. Jordan was also very patient with my daughter which put my mind at ease. We would love to take more lessons with Jordan but he is moving out of our area. I highly recommend Jordan for others. Thank you!

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Arshria P. Jul 11, 2015
Guitar · In home

I sure was very happy with Jordan. Jordan is an awesome teacher! He was on time and had a great attitude.

Hilarie H. Oct 29, 2014
Piano · In home

My Name is Hilarie and I'm 49 years old and I took a 40 year hiatus from playing the Piano. I can tell you that my skill level is that of a beginner with a mind set of at least intermediate . I have completed my 7th week with Jordan as my teacher. He has been exceptional in his patience, professionalism and most of all encouragement! Our lessons are well rounded and he helps me to focus on the fundamentals I need to achieve my goals . Very respectful and polite. I highly recommend Jordan to all who wish for musical instruction. And I must add that he is very cute/handsome! :)

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Lisa D. Jul 21, 2014
Piano · In studio

All four of my children have taken lessons with Jordan, in piano and acoustic guitar. Jordan has a natural way with children, and adapts his style and lessons to the individual needs of each child. Jordan's musical gifts, and his gift of relating to and teaching, children makes him and excellent teacher. I recommend him whole-heartedly.

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Dave D. Jul 21, 2014
Arrangement and Composition · In studio

I have played in bands, recorded music, and taken a few lessons with Jordan in the past. He is without a doubt, one of the most gifted musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with. In addition, he is a very patient and attentive teacher and caters his teaching to suit the needs/abilities of the student. I highly recommend Jordan for lessons on multiple instruments, you won't be disappointed.

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