JEFF teaches Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&B, Funk, Pop, Music Theory & Composition, Jazz Theory & Arranging skillset (intermediate to advanced).
He also teaches beginner Fingerstyle in the following styles: pop/folk/brazilian.
Each lesson is 55 minutes.

Jeff has been teaching and helping students learn in the Chicagoland area and beyond for over a decade. In addition to maintaining a private in-person and online studio since 2008, he has been a faculty member at Christopher Laughlin School of Music, Joan Stegmann’s Academy of the Arts, and suburban staple Hix Brothers Music. Also a previous member of Foundations of Music Jazz Clinic Quartet, Jeff has performed and given workshops in many of Chicago’s public and private schools. Along with teaching locally, he has also been a featured clinician at universities and schools across the country including Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Colorado Boulder, Northern Illinois University, and Denver Schools of the Arts. Through teaching strong fundamentals and embracing each student’s individuality and passions, Jeff’s studio has had a wide array of successes seeing former students go on to study and perform professionally.

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June 2024
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  2. EvanL. - Sept. 18, 2020

    Jeff is a great teacher and an all-around cool guy! I already played some guitar but went to Jeff to help me to work on some basics and get a better understanding of harmony. It is very clear during our lessons that Jeff loves music and has a really deep understanding of the history and the theory. Our hours go by very quickly and I am always looking forward to our next one.

  3. mani - Sept. 1, 2021

    Awesome teacher

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