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 met Jerry back in 1989 when I was a freshman in high school. From the moment I sat down with him and watched him play, I knew I was in for a crazy ride. I was only lucky enough to spend about 3 months studying under him (he moved from the area) but it was during that time that Jerry opened doors for me that I’ve never shut. On those doors read “INNOVATIVE MINDS INQUIRE WITHIN.” He was very patient with me and displayed “outside the box thinking.” His own striving attitude to become a better musician became a new standard for me. I began pushing my self even harder, practicing even longer and digging for more musical input were ever I could find it. Inspire me he did and still does today. Studying classical guitar in college, I realized that all the concepts and theory he shared with me were still an integral part of my playing. Modes, pentatonics, chords and structure over lap all styles of music whether we realize it or not. It has been a pleasure for me crossing paths with Jerry some 23 years later. I can only imagine now what goes on in his mind when he picks up his guitar. Thanks for sharing the knowledge, Jerry, and doing it all the right way. I am still playing guitar today and striving to get better and better. God Bless ~
I didn’t know how to play guitar and went to my very first guitar lesson with a broken string! Jerry was kind enough to fix it and teach me how to tune my guitar. He is a magnificent instructor and really takes time to get to know students in a personal way so that he may understand their strengths as a musician in a much deeper perspective than most instructors. When Jerry used to deconstruct songs for me to learn, he would explain the music theory, history, and ‘riffology’ behind the artist and their song. You don’t feel nervous when you’re around him and he really puts you at ease with his carefree- yet superior God-like guitar skills. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical- you name it and he can do it! So long as you’re willing to work, anyone can learn how to play guitar and even those who already know can further advance their skills with Jerry’s guidance.
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.