For Bass lessons, I am here to help you create a solid foundation of skills that will enable you to go on to greater heights. Bass is not my first instrument, but I am very aware of what a bass player does and means to a musical context. I’ll teach you the proper technique and mental approach to playing rock, pop, R&B, jazz bass playing.
I took both bass guitar and guitar lessons from Jerry in high school, and I will always consider those lessons to be one of the most fun things that I did during my otherwise studious and extremely nerdy teenage years.
As his student, you will discover very quickly that Jerry is not only passionate about teaching guitar, but also about teaching music. This goes beyond just teaching music theory (which he doesn’t skimp on, by the way, thank you Jerry!). I always loved hearing him talk about the backstory of each song I learned to play; not just the what, but the how and the why – the lifeblood of music itself.
His teaching curriculum is very structured and intentional but never feels restrictive or impersonal, probably because Jerry as a person is very chill and relaxed, and you will immediately want to be friends with him. If you are looking for a guitar/bass teacher who is not only insanely talented but also has a true gift for teaching and makes lessons fun and exciting, look no further, because Jerry is your man!
Jerry Baiden was a real inspiration for me. I had been playing guitar for a little while and was starting to get serious about my playing when my teacher suggested that I go study with his teacher… a guy by the name of Jerry Baiden. Jerry couldn’t have come into my life at a better time! His vast knowledge of music makes him an amazing resource for players of all levels. At our first lesson, we discussed where I was trying to go musically. He then came up with a plan that included blues, jazz, and rock styles, specifically tailored to my needs and interests. I think that’s one of the things that really sets Jerry apart. When I studied with him, I wasn’t just going through some pre-determined program. He really took the time to figure out what I wanted and needed and then led me to it. Not only did I make leaps and bounds studying with Jerry, but I had a ton of fun doing so!!!
I’m the guy who asked a million questions about vibrato a few years back (lol). Hope you’re well my friend; will never forget [the] stranger on YouTube [that] helped me out so much. All my love to you, take care.