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Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

The teacher and the student create the lesson to be taught within each lesson, that is the lesson plan!

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Current Projects

Recording, Various freelance projects and church gigs in addition to my teaching schedule, Performing Live, Networking, Expanding The Creative Process


G.I.T. CPCC, Diligent practice regiment

Musical Interests

I love performing live, Passion for Teaching, Helping People Play an Instrument

Favorite Bands

Rush, Early Police, Doors, STP, Pantera, Queen, Pearl Jam, Al Di Meola, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Soundgarden, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaungh, Wes Montgomery, The Ramones, Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan

Favorite Instruments

Unique Acoustic, 5-String Stingray, Stratocaster, Kala Tenor Ukulele, Ibanez 6-string SR Bass, 1990 Les Paul Custom, Ibanez GB12, BSX 5-String Upright Bass

Performance Experience

Multiple Venues and Events, Solo Live Acoustic Guitar & Vocal Performances, Jazz-Rock Trio, Solo Jazz Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Acoustic Duo's

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Acoustic, Atonal, Bluegrass, Folk

About Jes

Guitar Institute of Technology, Los Angeles. 
Central Piedmont Community College Applied Jazz Program. 
Over 3 decades of teaching experience with emphasis on live performances with an ensemble or solo; applied music theory; reading and writing music; systematic fretboard comprehension utilizing scales, arpeggios & chords; jazz improvisation, ear training. Style Fortes' are rock, jazz & classical (others as well). Solo (duo/trio) electric/acoustic-guitar vocal as well as jazz trio performances. Original composition & song writing. Logic Pro X Recording and Finale Software; Midi programming. Other instruments very fluent in playing are 4,5 & 6 string bass. Just for fun, awesome on the Ukelele as well. Available Monday thru Saturday. Contact the Charlotte branch in the Arboretum shopping center.

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