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Jamie S.
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Let's play the blues! Blues guitar lessons based on 20+ years of music performance
First and formost I love creating music. Whether that is playing, writing, or teaching. Making music is basically all I have done for the past 20+yrs. I play and perform on multiple instruments so that gives me an insight into how different instruments interact with one another either in a band situation or songwriting/arranging. My main goal as a teacher is to get you playing and making music as soon as possible. I want you to enjoy learning music by playing your favorite songs and really be excited about the whole process. Through learning songs the lessons and supplemental materials can become very personalized to the students' interests. I throughly love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. Knowing the joy music brings to my life fills me with the passion to pass it along to my students. Every student gets their own Google Classroom where the lesson materials and communications can happen quickly and directly. I record each lesson and provide the replay of the lesson for future reference. I also have courses which I have created to further help supplement the learning process. Each student will have access to these courses if they so choose.
About Jamie S.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University and a Journeyman and Professional Certificate in Music Performance from Musicians Institute. I have been a studio musician for Westlake Studios in Los Angeles and a national touring artist for many years. I have been playing in various bands ranging from rock, country, indie, metal, pop, reggae, blues, and jazz throughout my 12yrs living in Chicago. I was a founding member/teacher of the Rock House in Wilmette, IL which was eventually bought and turnered into Twelve Tone Music School in which I was an Assistant Music Director and founding teacher. I work with clients that range from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. I work with children to adults. I work with persons with disabilities. If you want to make music, I want to teach you!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2008

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Professional & Journeyman Certificates

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Teaches ages 7+

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Jamie S.
Teaches Online
Let's play the blues! Blues guitar lessons based on 20+ years of music performance
First and formost I love creating music. Whether that is playing, writing, or teaching. Making music is basically all I have done for the past 20+yrs. I play and perform on multiple instruments so that gives me an insight into how different instruments interact with one another either in a band situation or songwriting/arranging. My main goal as a teacher is to get you playing and making music as soon as possible. I want you to enjoy learning music by playing your favorite songs and really be excited about the whole process. Through learning songs the lessons and supplemental materials can become very personalized to the students' interests. I throughly love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. Knowing the joy music brings to my life fills me with the passion to pass it along to my students. Every student gets their own Google Classroom where the lesson materials and communications can happen quickly and directly. I record each lesson and provide the replay of the lesson for future reference. I also have courses which I have created to further help supplement the learning process. Each student will have access to these courses if they so choose.
About Jamie S.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University and a Journeyman and Professional Certificate in Music Performance from Musicians Institute. I have been a studio musician for Westlake Studios in Los Angeles and a national touring artist for many years. I have been playing in various bands ranging from rock, country, indie, metal, pop, reggae, blues, and jazz throughout my 12yrs living in Chicago. I was a founding member/teacher of the Rock House in Wilmette, IL which was eventually bought and turnered into Twelve Tone Music School in which I was an Assistant Music Director and founding teacher. I work with clients that range from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. I work with children to adults. I work with persons with disabilities. If you want to make music, I want to teach you!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Professional & Journeyman Certificates

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Has background check

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Jamie is a great instructor. As a self taught adult player with some playing skills already, it is important to me that my instructor can tailor the lessons to my goals and current starting point. Jamie listens carefully to my goals and priorities, and develops custom lessons that help me the most. I highly recommend Jamie for any level of student.

Posted Jan 18, 2022
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Jamie is a fabulous teacher. I was new to the guitar but by the end of the first lesson he had me playing a song. He is also so very knowledgeable about music and excited to share that knowledge. I highly recommend him.

Posted Jan 17, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Jamie Rocks! Jamie taught our daughter to play guitar, first at the Rock House in person and then remotely during quarantine. He is such an amazing musician and his talent and passion for playing shine through during his lessons. He makes the guitar approachable and fun, never a chore. Our son is a drummer and both kids have played in bands that Jamie helped coach, and even pinched in with lead vocals when the band was short a singer. Jamie is an absolute pleasure to work with and we would recommend him to anyone who aspires to learn the guitar.

Posted Oct 11, 2021
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Assistant Music Director and Teacher
Jan 2020 - Sep 2021
Twelve Tone Music School
Rock House Music School was sold to an investor and the name was changed to Twelve Tone Music School.
Founding Teacher
Jul 2011 - Jan 2020
Rock House Music School
Professional & Journeyman Certificates
Sep 2003 - Apr 2005
Musicians Institute
Music Education
Sep 1999 - Sep 2003
Appalachian State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Professional & Journeyman
Apr 2005
Musicians Institute

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Blues Guitar
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