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.
Jerry was my guitar teacher all through high school and played an essential role in my musical development. Not just an amazing player, he is able to really connect with you and elaborate upon each person’s individual needs/interests as students and show them the best way to progress towards their musical goals. I would tell my friends, as well as fans, about Jerry. Many of these people proceeded to take lessons from him, and not a single one was left unsatisfied. I had several guitar instructors before Jerry, and he far surpassed all of them in both skill and teaching. If you are looking for a great guitar teacher, you can’t do better than Jerry Baiden.
Jerry is a great teacher. He created a series of mix [cassette] tapes [this was a while ago, folks (me)] for me with classic blues and rock tunes that we used in lessons to help me improvise. Jerry won’t just teach you songs, he’ll teach you how to jam! A true professional, veteran rocker, and a fantastic musician. Periodically, I meet guitarists who also studied with him and they are always a cut above the rest.
The first thing Jerry asked me was what music I liked. I think that says a lot about him. Through my four years in high school Jerry taught me rhythm guitar, starting with easy popular songs across several genres, and when I graduated from that, I brought in lots of Beatles songs and he taught me the rhythm guitar parts to them. I moved up to the lead guitar CD’s, which spanned genres from Yngwie Malmsteen to T-Bone Walker, introducing me to several styles of playing guitar, and the techniques and mindset needed to play each style.
In my senior year, the top jazz combo’s bass player and guitar player were taught by Jerry, the next combo down, the other guitar player and I were taught by Jerry, as was the bassist in the next combo below us. He produces quality students : )
Jerry is a remarkable person and an excellent teacher. He listens to your playing and he listens to you. I am truly glad that Jerry Baiden was my first guitar teacher. He gave me a deep understanding about how to make music with a guitar, and he did it with such compassion.
Thank you, Jerry.