Teaching

Some thoughts…

Here’s the thing about the guitar:  it’s awesome.  You can learn 3 chords, turn your amp up and speak the Rock ‘n’ Roll truth in about 10 minutes.  The guitar can also be a tricky beast – there’s lots of strings and frets, we have 10 fingers and try to hold on to a little pick… good thing we don’t play with our toes too!  Really, everyone has different goals and interests in music and the guitar.  If you fall into the 3-chord, volume on 11 category, cool!  If you want to spend the rest of your life exploring complex musical language and figure out how to improvise with it in all 12 keys in every square inch of the guitar neck, SUPER COOL!  I fall into both categories and enjoy teaching people who span from one extreme to the other.  At whatever level, anyone who makes a point of having music in their life is way ahead of the game.



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Credentials

Jeff has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies/Composition, has taught thousands of private lessons in guitar and theory, given solo clinics in improvisation and composition across Canada and Europe, prepared students for university level jazz program auditions, run workshops at high school bandcamps and taught composition to young violinists and cellists as part of the Capilano University Continuing Education Program. He currently teaches private lessons out of his studio in Vancouver, and customizes his methods according to each student’s ability level and personal goals.

Contact

Interested having Jeff teach you a lesson or do a clinic for your students, at your educational institution or at your festival?  Contact him HERE!