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Mr. Jake M.

specializes in Guitar + 5 Instruments! All Styles! 15+ Yr! Improv Theory Songwriting! · male

"Jake M-K has been playing guitar and percussion for over 20 years, and teaching music since 2001. He teaches all levels of guitar and congas, as well as beginning to intermediate voice, piano, drum set, and electric bass. Jake has an M.A. in Music Composition and was Music Program Director at Mission Hills Middle School in Union City for three years. Before that, he was the guitar and percussion teacher at more...

"Jake M-K has been playing guitar and percussion for over 20 years, and teaching music since 2001. He teaches all levels of guitar and congas, as well as beginning to intermediate voice, piano, drum set, and electric bass. Jake has an M.A. in Music Composition and was Music Program Director at Mission Hills Middle School in Union City for three years. Before that, he was the guitar and percussion teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland. Jake has also been a music instructor with School of Rock San Ramon, COVA, Star Power Music, Art and Soul Music Studios, Hayward Music Center and ALMA.

Jake has performed and recorded with musicians including Boots Riley, Kent Nagano, Ambrose Akinmusere, Thomas Pridgen, Dayna Stephens, and Michael Aaberg. He has played at jazz festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Vienne and Umbria. Jake has also performed at venues including Yoshis, Zellerbach Hall, Cleopatras Needle and Smalls.

Jake studied jazz guitar with Steve Erquiaga, Dave Creamer and Jack Wilkins, and AfroCuban percussion with Josh Jones, Regino Jimenez, Ramon "Sandy" Perez and Grupo AfroCuba de Matanzas in Cuba. He also studied traditional AfroCuban singing with Lazaro Galarraga and classical voice with Jane Sharp. Jake studied classical piano with Ellen Wasserman and is self-taught on electric bass and drum set.

Jake is also a songwriter, composer, and music producer. In his spare time he enjoys hanging with his dog and exploring new restaurants and music venues. He also likes learning computer programming and is interested in all kinds of other stuff too." less...

Details

fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 30 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Jake M. is a certified tutor

The New School, Jazz Guitar Studies

Cal State East Bay, Masters

Emeryville, CA 94608

Subjects Tutored

Music Theory - Guitar