Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Lessons

in Cupertino, San Jose & Mountain View

Lessons From Experience

I am a guitarist with 37 years teaching, 43 years of live playing experience, and 47 years overall playing experience (as of 2024). In 2019, I released “Suspension of Belief“, a full-length album featuring my original compositions and guitar playing.

Feel free to explore the website to for my instructional-teaching philosophy; playing styles, opinions, and tips; transcriptions; and other links.

I teach in San Jose (Music Village & Opus11 School of Music), Cupertino (Canon Music), and Mountain View, CA. (West Valley Music)

Introductory Video

I introduce myself and show a sample of riffs and styles I use in my lessons.

Visit my YouTube channel to find seven tutorials featuring advanced-level selections.

Video Credit: Filmed, Edited, and Produced by Tom Odell, Los Altos, CA

About My Lessons


My guitar lessons are focused on improving your skills as a guitar player and musician. I will assess your style and skill and provide the right materials to naturally improve your playing and musicianship. I have been teaching guitar for over 30 years and work with people at all skill levels.

Bass Guitar

Despite looking like a guitar, the bass guitar is a completely different instrument. My lessons focus on developing your general musicianship as well as gaining an understanding of the right mentality to be a successful bass player.


My ukulele lessons are all about having fun. We will explore your favorite songs, and you’ll gain a better understanding of music theory, and improve your technique. The ukulele is a great instrument for kids and people new to stringed instruments, and may even lead to guitar!

Jerry on His Experience, Philosophy, and Approach

Introductory Special: 2 Lessons for Price of 1!

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My New Album!

Suspension of Belief

Released in October of 2019, Suspension of Belief is a collection of some of the songs I’ve written over the years. With the help of several talented musicians and recording engineers, I was finally able to bring my musical vision to life!

For more information about the album and to listen to some samples, please visit the album page!

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Teaching Locations

San Jose: Rose Garden

Opus11 School of Music

1991 Park Ave #10, San Jose, CA 95126

San Jose: Cambrian

Music Village

2971 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124


Canon Music

10885 S Blaney Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

Mountain View

West Valley Music

300 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040