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?
I couldn’t recommend Jerry highly enough. He not only taught me the technical aspects of Jazz and modal theory that I struggled with, but rejuvenated my passion for the genres I love, and continued to work with me through thick and thin to ensure I achieved my goals as a player. I could not have asked for a better mentor.
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!
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.