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.
Cherry Street Records
Over the years I’ve had the unique pleasure of working with some of the best guitar players in the music business. Jerry is definitely in that class and his peers will concur. To have that gem of talent teaching here in the Bay Area is NoCal’s best kept secret. Add to that his “nice guy” demeanor and I’m sure he’s one of the best teachers there is. I heard proof of this when I saw a concert one of his students played in last year. The boy was shredding and Jer took him on as a beginner! Can’t say enough great things about Jerry, but I think I can sum it up in one word. Talent!
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!!!
Great teacher, I started with him as a beginner and stuck with him for years until I left for college. He was able to teach me anything I wanted to learn, and we covered a huge number of different styles and techniques over the years. In addition to helping me further in my guitar abilities, he widened my tastes in music and showed me a lot of things I wouldn’t have heard of without him. His knowledge of, and passion for, music are evident every lesson, and he cares about his students making progress and getting better. Overall a great guy–I looked forward to lessons every week!