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?
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.
Jerry is a great teacher. He created a series of mix [cassette] tapes [this was a while ago, folks (me)] for me with classic blues and rock tunes that we used in lessons to help me improvise. Jerry won’t just teach you songs, he’ll teach you how to jam! A true professional, veteran rocker, and a fantastic musician. Periodically, I meet guitarists who also studied with him and they are always a cut above the rest.
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!