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?
Best guitar teacher I have ever had; his tips helped me and kept me motivated.
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.
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!