Lessons By Jerry

Lessons By Jerry

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

Knowledge and experience can be gained by anyone willing to put in the time. My friendly and personable nature combine with my ability to really understand the students needs and wants. This creates a fun and educational learning environment that truly invites learning.

The joy of passing along all the knowledge and experience I have is immeasurable. I love, and live for, the "light bulb" moment when a student "gets it"!

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Middleburg, FL 32068
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1 Review


  • Tim Graham

    I have been taking guitar lessons from Jerry for about two years. He is extremely knowledgeable and a very patient instructor. Jerry is very reliable and has a knack for getting the best out of his students in a caring and fun way. I would recommend him for every guitar level. He will definitely make you a better player while having a great time doing it.

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

I like learn a little about them and let them learn about me. It creates a more personal type of connection. I want to know what their expectations are of me. I also want to know what their expectations are of the instrument. Letting them know what I expect is also a very important part of the discussion. The student has chosen to give me their time and hard-earned money. That, to me, is a huge compliment and is not to be taken lightly.

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

I played Clarinet and Bass Clarinet from 7 grade through college in concert band. I marched the Tuba for 2 years in college while I was a Music Performance major on Upright Bass and playing with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. I started playing guitar in 8th grade. I played guitar for U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Marine Division Band from 1996-1999. I have played guitar and bass around Jacksonville, Fl. for over 20 years. I am also a USCCA certified Training Counselor and an NRA certified instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer.

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

The rate is $20 per half hour for music lessons. The rate for instruction relating to firearms varies.

How did you get started teaching?

One day someone asked me to show them how to play something. I realized then that I love sharing my knowledge.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students from 6 years old all the way 60-somethings. I have also taught students of every skill level.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A students parent emailed me and asked for a progress report on her son.  I wrote a reply to the email that was quite legthy but detailed. She replied back to me and was very happy with what I had to say. During her sons next lesson he gave me more details about what transpired. She had read the email and was so proud of her son she had him read it back to her so he would know as well. The look on his face when he shared the story to me was amazing! 

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

Never be afraid or too proud to learn something from anyone of any skill level. I learn things from my students. Music is not a competition! Also, learn different styles and genres than what you already know. Being a well rounded musician takes time and effort but will pay off massively down the road I promise.

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

The student should be honest with themselves about how much time they can devote to learning. As long as they know going in, and can communicate the expectation to the teacher, then all will be well. 

They should also have a clear goal of what they want to accomplish. "I want to play 'X' instrument" is a very open ended statement. "I want to play like 'X' musician" narrows it down quite a bit and is a great starting point to grow from.