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Jesse M. - Guitar, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Trumpet, Bass Teacher

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$90per hour

Music Lessons For Kids

Jesse's lessons:

Guitar, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Trumpet, Bass

Guitar Lessons

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the guitar. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

Levels
Int
Adv
Specialties
Music Theory
Ages
12 and Up

Banjo Lessons

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the banjo. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Re-Arranging Songs for Banjo
Ages
10 and Up

Drums Lessons

Learn how to more efficiently take you playing to the next level. Develop both your technique and ear to more easily be able to interact with your favorite music.

Levels
Int
Adv
Specialties
Leading an Ensemble
Ages
8 and Up

Piano Lessons

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the piano. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

Levels
Int
Adv
Specialties
Arrangement
Contemporary Music
Improvisation
Ages
8 and Up

Trumpet Lessons

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the trumpet. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Small Ensembles
Ages
8 and Up

Bass Lessons

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the bass. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

Levels
Int
Adv
Specialties
Improvisation
Ages
12 and Up

Overview

Let me help you make music a more rewarding part of your life.

Background


I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.


Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio along.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.


I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

Studio Equipment

*Multiple Music Stands

*P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, and a Banjo

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype

Questions and Answers

What experience do you have teaching kids?

I've been teaching kids since 2006. I've worked with students in several settings including private lessons, camps, workshops, regular classrooms, and small ensembles.

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How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

Lessons for both children and adults are driven by student interests. I just generally takes children a little longer to decide where they'd like to go. With adults they generally have a clearer idea of their ambitions, so we can start moving in that direction quicker.

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Why are you a music teacher?

I love music, and I love helping people learn how to solve problems better. Music is a great medium for developing many great life skills through it's pursuits.

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

I want to help people reach a place where they can have the same kind of life enriching experiences through music that gave me my own passion for the subject.

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What do you do during the first lesson?

We figure out where you're coming from, where you want to go, and how we're going to get you there.

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Education

Bachelors of Music Education with Honors

Aug 2004 - Dec 2008New Mexico State University

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • JapaneseLimited Proficiency

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MTS Studio
Sunnyvale, CA
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