Ukulele lessons are all about having fun. We’ll dig into all of your favorite pop tunes. At the same time, I’ll give you a firm foundation for you to play whatever you want going forward. Or, give you the confidence to approach guitar? Maybe?
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!
Jerry taught me guitar and bass for seven years, through junior high and high school. Through that entire time I experienced him as a dependable and loyal teacher as well as a friend to whom I could relate from my time as an immature sixth grader to when I was an arguably more mature high school senior. Then, in my second year of college, I was asked to play in a friend’s band. I wasn’t sure how it would go considering I had only been casually keeping up with music, but, and I credit this to the quality of Jerry’s teaching, I had the foundation that allowed me to impress them and am now a permanent member.
In summary, Jerry’s distinctiveness as a teacher is his versatility. Whatever the age, intention, instrument, or music style of the student, he can teach it and he can teach it well.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry back in 2006. I wanted to learn how to play electric guitar, and my mom went online to find guitar teachers, and Jerry’s name came up as one of the best (with good reason). I ended up taking lessons for nearly 7 years. Jerry knows about every type of music under the sun, and can play them with his own style. His musicianship is unbelievable! Every lesson was different, even if some days it was just jamming together with a backing track (and those days can be just as important as going over scales). Jerry instilled in me a lifelong love of music, a passion for discovery, and has continued to be an inspiration to myself as well as his fellow students. Jerry is not only a great teacher, but a great guy, and one amazing musician! He has a variety of teaching techniques that’ll keep students interested. He introduced me to a number of my favorite bands, and hopefully students will find the same. He is totally the guy everyone should be taking lessons from! So do yourselves a favor and look no further! Jerry Baiden is your dude!!!