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.
The most important quality that I look for in an instructor is their ability to teach and help their students improve. Jerry is a fantastic instructor who is able to break down the most technical riffs/solos, songs, and simplify them so you too can learn to play your favorite tunes. He is also a phenomenal guitarist who makes everything seem so easy which is what the great ones usually do. He preaches technique and his attention to detail makes a huge difference in your overall ability to play and, most importantly, sound good. If you’re looking for a guitar teacher, you will not find a more skilled person in his craft.
My lessons with Jerry Baiden were monumental in helping me evolve as a guitarist!
There are things that Jerry opened my ears (and mind and fingers) to 20 years ago that I think about just about every time I pick up a guitar. In fact, I still have some of the notes he wrote out for me back in the day. I remember one week I’d go in and work on funk rhythm playing, then the next it’d be arranging Charlie Parker solos for guitar. He custom tailored each lesson and made it fun and challenging. Looking back, I was very lucky to have had such a patient and versatile teacher.
The icing on the cake is that he’s a great guy and monster musician too!
I took guitar lessons from Jerry Baiden in the late 90s. I have since studied music at Princeton, Berklee College of Music, and MIT. In retrospect, I learned more about music from Jerry than I did from any of the university professors. This guy is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever met, and he’s also one of the most passionately musical people I’ve ever known. Since taking lessons from Jerry, I have performed across the country and I now develop guitar technology with companies like Gibson and Avid. Lessons from Jerry are worth their weight in gold!