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Jakob S.
Chicago, Illinois
Learn guitar in no time with guidance from an experienced pro musician of 10 years
In my 10 years as a professional musician I have performed everything from jazz to punk rock to Broadway classics. I can help you learn to play the guitar in whatever style you are interested in. I like to approach lessons in a way that the student gets an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory while learning music that they want to learn. Whether you're just picking up the guitar for the first time, or you've been playing for a while and hit a rut we can work to improve your skills.
About Jakob S.

I have been a professional musician for the last 10 years. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelors of Performance in Music with and emphasis on jazz guitar. Since then I have traveled North America playing all kinds of music. I've toured the country with the Broadway musicals Annie and Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville and sailed the Caribbean playing in cruise ship show bands. I've played jazz, punk rock, country, blues, you name it. Whatever music you are interested in playing I can help you play it.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Bachelor of Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Jakob S.
Chicago, Illinois
Learn guitar in no time with guidance from an experienced pro musician of 10 years
In my 10 years as a professional musician I have performed everything from jazz to punk rock to Broadway classics. I can help you learn to play the guitar in whatever style you are interested in. I like to approach lessons in a way that the student gets an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory while learning music that they want to learn. Whether you're just picking up the guitar for the first time, or you've been playing for a while and hit a rut we can work to improve your skills.
About Jakob S.

I have been a professional musician for the last 10 years. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelors of Performance in Music with and emphasis on jazz guitar. Since then I have traveled North America playing all kinds of music. I've toured the country with the Broadway musicals Annie and Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville and sailed the Caribbean playing in cruise ship show bands. I've played jazz, punk rock, country, blues, you name it. Whatever music you are interested in playing I can help you play it.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Bachelor of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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Jake is such a good instructor! He's not just teaching me how to play individual songs, he's getting into the fundamentals of music theory and how music *works*. I learned more in one lesson than I learned in six months trying to figure it out on my own. He's good at finding fun songs at my skill level that push me through to the next level. I look forward to these lessons every week!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
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Jakob it's a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. It was very easy to talk to him and let him know what I was wanting to learn. He was able to incorporate music theory and technique in a very easy and simple way to understand and work on. Of the different instructors that I've had lessons from, Jakob was my favorite and the one that I gained the most knowledge from. I would definitely recommend him to others. You won't be disappointed!

Posted Feb 23, 2021
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Guitarist for Holland America Cruise Lines. I played in the show band, the ballroom dance band, and the party band.
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago
High School Diploma with Music Focus
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
Main Street School of Performing Arts
English
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Instructor details
Guitar
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$47
45 minutes
$59
60 minutes
$72
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30