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Jacob M In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Jacob M In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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M.A. Music Composition, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA  
Overview:
Jake has been playing guitar and percussion for over 20 years. He teaches all levels of guitar and congas, as well as beginning piano, voice and drum set. He went to Berkeley High School where he played guitar in the BHS Jazz Ensemble. He then attended the New School in New York City, majoring in jazz guitar studies. He has studied jazz guitar with Steve Erquiaga, Dave Creamer and Jack Wilkins, and congas with Josh Jones, Sandy Perez and other Cuban percussionists. He has also studied voice with Jane Sharp and piano with Ellen Wasserman.  Jake has been teaching music since 2001. He was Music Program Director at Mission Hills Middle School, in Union City, for 3 years. He was also the guitar and percussion teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. Jake has also been a music instructor with COVA, Art and Soul Music Studios, Hayward Music Center and ALMA. Over the years he has performed with musicians such as Josh Jones, Michael Aaberg, Dayna Stephens, Ambrose Akinmusere, Jonathan Finlayson, Geoff Brennan, and Ray Brown. Jake has performed at the Montreux, Umbria, and Vienne Jazz Festivals. Jacob is also a music producer and songwriter. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his dogs and exploring new restaurants and music venues. He also likes studying computer programming.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching music since 2001. I was the music program director at Mission Hills Middle School and the guitar and conga teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. I have also been a music instructor with Star Power Music, COVA, Art and Soul Music Studios, Hayward Music Center and ALMA. I teach all levels of guitar and congas, as well as beginning piano, voice and drum set lessons.
METHODS USED
I like students to learn their favorite songs while learning technique, such as scales and chords, as well as music theory.  
LESSON STYLE
I like my students to work on their performance personas, as well as technique and repertoire. I want my students to be engaged and excited about the music they are working on and to practice performing it like the rock star they are!
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