Testimonials

Monday
May192014

Angela Slaughter

 

Jared is an exceptional teacher who is patient, flexible, and knowledgeable. He made learning the guitar fun and was able to individualize each lesson to work at my pace. As a beginner, I was afraid I would be embarrassed to be taking my first lesson as an adult, but Jared’s relaxed demeanor made me feel comfortable. He taught me what I wanted to learn in a way that wasn’t daunting or frustrating, which is often what makes people give up.

I knew very little about playing guitar before taking lessons with Jared, but he made it very easy and fun. I was amazed how much I learned and how fast I was able to play an entire song that I picked. I could play and sing along to one of my favorite songs after only three months!  

It’s fun and rewarding to be able to play guitar and Jared makes it all manageable, even with a busy work and home schedule.

Tuesday
May202014

Scott Earl

My lessons have been very fun. I really enjoy going to class every week to see what I am going to learn next. I feel like I've learned a lot. I go back and review things I learned early on and it's fun to see the progress. It keeps me motivated.

I have enjoyed the music and look forward to learning more. I never feel stressed at class and the pace is perfect for me. It's been a very positive experience.

I don't know why I waited so long to take lessons but I don't see me stopping any time soon.

Tuesday
May202014

Nicole Busch

I have learned more in the last 3 months than in the 3 years or so I took lessons. I like the structure and homework assignments and I would definitely recommend Jared to a friend.

Tuesday
May202014

Riley Martin

It's been fun learning lots of new things that I wouldn't have been able to learn by myself and that I use every time I play. Everything I have learned has helped me a lot with what I want to do.

Tuesday
May202014

Sara Dawati

Eric originally didn't think he'd like playing the guitar, but after his first lesson, he said he thought it was fun. Since then, he practices and never wants to miss a lesson.

Eric is shy and learning the guitar has offered him an opportunity to do something new and out of his comfort zone. He's already learned many songs and played with one of his good friends who's also learning the guitar. We think you're an awesome teacher.

Tuesday
May202014

Nell Nelson

Jared’s lessons have provided instruction in techniques that have very much improved my guitar playing skills.  And by taking regular lessons, those skills continue to steadily improve.
Guitar lessons with Jared are fun!If you want to learn to play guitar, Jared can provide a comfortable process that will get you playing in no time.

Tuesday
May202014

Ken Wood

I am gaining a solid technique foundation, broken down into clear steps each week, and progressing in a logical sequence. Jared’s professional guidance speeds up the learning process dramatically, and corrects mistakes before they get ingrained.

He is very student focused and is good at making adjustments in pace and style to adapt to my needs and ability. Because of all that he's invested in me, music has become a gift I can give to myself everyday.

Tuesday
May202014

Valerie Miller

I have been playing guitar on and off for more years than I like to count and I'm still very much a beginning guitar player.  I also have had more than a few teachers in that time.  I have learned more working with Jared in a few months than all the rest of those teachers put together.  Jared is an incredibly gifted teacher who manages to teach to the specific student that is in front of him.  

He responds to the interests of each student and manages to match his teaching with their learning style, and, as a result, is able to help resolve specific trouble areas with clear and sometimes surprisingly simple suggestions.  Since beginning lessons with Jared, I practice better, more often, and with much less stress.

I think the most surprising thing about working with Jared has been that he has somehow managed to make playing the guitar both easier and more challenging.  Before I took lessons from Jared, I was reasonably content with my "cowboy chords"-just to be able to accompany myself on the guitar essentially with a few stock strumming and picking patterns. 

In just a few short months, I have learned that I've only just begun to scratch the surface of what is possible on a guitar.  And while this is at times daunting, he has also managed to make playing easier. What seem like simple corrections in technique have made things that once seemed impossible (like barre chords) manageable and even, dare I say, easy? He's also made my long time (avocational) interest in songwriting an actual possibility!

I have already told many friends (especially those that have been discouraged by the guitar) that I have found a great teacher--I highly recommend Jared.

Tuesday
May202014

Jake Foor

A gifted musician, Jared is an excellent teacher!  His lessons are fun, practical, and easy to follow.  Young, old, beginner or advanced, I would highly recommend Jared to any aspiring musician who wants to start or expand their skills at the guitar.