Fiddle, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Piano, Singing, Violin, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
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My Musical Education Background
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Genres and Subjects Taught
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Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
- Fully Licensed to Teach Private Music Lessons (verifiable via City Hall)
- Awarded "Best of 2012 in Music Performance & Instruction" by The Stockton Award Program
My Musical Influences
- Jesus Christ =)
- Jascha Heifetz
- Itzhak Perlman
- Nigel Kennedy
- Nuttin' But Stringz
- Jars of Clay
- Rebecca St. James
I have been playing for 12 years and in that time I have played with a lot of musicians and have had the pleasure of being taught by some wonderful teachers. Although I have played for a fair amount of years I have always had a musical void in which Mr. J has filled. His teachings have helped me tremendously in all aspects of technique. He has a patience that enables a person to try anything. He has motivated me to be more confident in all aspects of music. A lesson with Mr. J is well worth the time, money, and effort. When I am done with lessons with Jerry I feel in good spirits and I know that with his help the sky's the limit!
Jerry has been an inspiration ever since we randomly met at a coffee shop. I believe that God placed a desire in my heart to learn how to play, so that I would worship Him in my own distinct way. The lessons that I've had with Jerry have been fun and rewarding. His teaching methods are very easy to learn for people of all ages.
Jerry (Mr. J) has been an excellent teacher since I started violin. I have progressed very fast in such a short time and I think part of that was due to Jerry’s encouraging teaching. Not only has he been an excellent teacher, but he has also been a very good friend. Thank you so much!
I think Mr. J’s class is AWESOME! I was having a hard time in violin and once I started Mr. J’s class I started doing better and better. His lessons are fun because he is so nice and funny and he really works with me on all the music pieces. It’s a lot easier for me to understand his teachings because he takes it step-by-step and works with me on the areas I’m missing. I’ve grown so much in such a little time. Taking Mr. J’s class is the best thing I’ve done!
As a mom, I love that my boys totally love Mr. J and look forward to violin each week, to the point of asking every day if it's violin lesson time and being so disappointed if it's not! They also love to practice. What mom doesn't love that? I recently had the privilege of watching other comparably aged children's violin recital from another studio. I was thrilled to see how well Mr. J's style in utilizing Suzuki works...there was no comparison! Mr. J's students, due to his precise method coupled with his energized, enthusiastic, positive attitude, acquire solid bowing technique and accuracy early on. And because they accomplish so much so soon, they are excited to continue on. As a student, I appreciate Jerry's experience, expertise, and professionalism, not to mention his priceless sense of humor!!! Very much appreciated by all of us as well, are the myriad performance opportunities Jerry has provided for us. While they are nerve-wracking (for mom), they have really helped to take us all to the next level in our personal growth in our violin studies. I wholeheartedly have, and will continue to recommend Mr. J as a violin teacher to students of any age, and any level of experience. You won't regret it!