Jared is great! I'd highly recommend taking lessons with him. Besides being an overall pleasant human being, he is an experienced & engaging teacher. In all of our interactions he has demonstrated skill as both an instructor & musician. Jared makes improving your skill something attainable, and the process something to be enjoyed. As a student - younger or older, whether starting or advancing - you would not only learn to play your instrument with Jared, but learn to enjoy it more. Easy 5/5! I wish I didn't move away from MN, otherwise I'd be signed up for guitar lessons with him now!