Jeff Keefer Music

Jeff Keefer Music

5.0 (8)
25 hires on
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

I've been a Music Teacher & Performer for over 30 years!! Music is a huge part of my Life!!. I want to share anything I can , with each and every Student of mine, that will help them reach their own personal goals.

Watching a new student grow and learn..and become excited about grasping new material...and becoming more confident, as they perfect their skills.

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Rockford, IL 61109
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8 Reviews


  • Chris

    Jeff is extremely accommodating. I do not read music and I know very little about music theory but I want to write songs anyway (lyrics and music). Jeff was not put off by this. He and I got right to work and now I have several new songs!

  • Sunny Williams

    This is the first time I've taken Piano lessons in 20 years. Growing up I learned a more classical style and how to sight read. I love that Jeff is teaching me a new way to understand music and play. He is very knowledgeable and has a good style of teaching that makes it both enjoyable and challenging. I thought I knew piano and music, but I feel like I'm learning so much more than I realized I could. Highly recommend!

  • Brock Fischbach

    Jeff is an awesome teacher. Organized and quickly assessed what I needed to work on. Feel like I've learned more in the last 4 weeks with him than I might have ever pulled off on my own. Cool guy, fun to learn from. Highly suggest reaching out and setting up a time for your first lesson!

  • Kibrom Negesse

    Very personable and knowledgeable. Great experience so far!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I schedule an initial lesson free of charge. This is where I can meet and talk with the prospective student about their musical tastes and goals. A large part of each student's enjoyment and success, is derived from the teacher's ability to coordinate what the student NEEDs to know..but also what they WANT to learn. Let's make it Fun.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Musician's Institute-Hollywood Ca 1983 Graduate...along with over 8 years of private Music Lessons 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Basic rate: $40 for 60min lesson in my Studio or Online (Zoom).1st Lesson Free....................Option: Lesson in your own Home $60.00 Hr lesson.(check for availability/1st in home lesson 1/2 price!  Discount Packages are available:forOnsight/Zoom or InHome 3 lesson plan: $115 /$170 /......  .6 lesson plan $225/$340 /.8 lesson plan $295/$440 ............12 lesson plan $430/$650 Save more w each plan.!!!

How did you get started teaching?

After I Graduated from GIT(Guitar Institute) in Hollywood, 82/83...I began taking Teaching jobs. Initially just Guitar....but by 1990 I began Teaching Guitar, Piano & Bass Guitar.

What types of students have you worked with?

Over 30 some years of Teaching..I have taught Male & Female..All Levels -Ages 6 - 90. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask if the Teacher offers a Free Initial Visit(I Do!!)...Gives the Student & Teacher ..a chance to meet & Ask more questions. This way they're more prepared..know what to expect , initially...and make a good choice about moving forward.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I need an Instrument.?.

Suggestions (If I Dont yet Own One)..

Onsite .. Online..or In Home.. 60 min...

Sightreading? it necessary??

Any supplies needed?