Jimmy Dykes Music Instruction

Jimmy Dykes Music Instruction

5.0 (10)
1 employee

About this pro

My Name is Jimmy Dykes I have played the Guitar since I saw the Beatles for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show. I have played all over the world with top musicians such as Dr. John,Oleta Adams, Percy Sledge, Isaac Hayes and many more. My students have achieved a wide verity of goals from the cover of the Rolling Stone to playing at their birthday party for family members. What ever your goal I can help you achieve it, with hard work and Practice anything is possible.

I enjoy it when people begin to learn and apply what I have taught them.

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Kansas City, MO 64111

10 Reviews


  • John Sullivan.

    Jimmy is great. Very thorough & patient.

  • Emily Dix

    Jimmy is a phenomenal teacher. He is student driven, catering his lessons to each of his students' goals and interests. He makes sure I am getting exactly what I want out of guitar playing. I am always engaged and excited to learn new songs from genres and music of my choosing. Jimmy ensures theory and motor skills are learned in a methodical progression using songs that keep me motivated to practice. I gain proficiency song by song while growing my comprehensive knowledge and skill set. Jimmy is the best!

  • Jane Swearngin

    Jimmy lets students play what they want. He's patient and kind. My daughter is always in a good mood afterwards. He lets students perform with his band. It's been a positive experience. We're glad to know him.

  • Tom Barnett

    One of the best teachers I have ever had in ANY field. He has a knack for knowing how much you can handle without becoming frustrated. He's simply the best!

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

1. Understand fretboard logic

2. Work on motor skills

3. Understand the language of rhythm and time.

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

I have studied theory and continue to educate myself in all aspects of the language of music. I have worked as a musician since I was 10. Hands on training. Trained I. Reading music and am fluent in many styles.

How did you get started teaching?

By playing music, people would always ask for tips and tricks after they would hear me play so I started charging for my time.

What types of students have you worked with?

all types from young to mature. Beginner to advanced.

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

Make sure the teacher knows what he or she is doing, it's helpful to see them play.

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

1. Make sure you have time to practice.

2. Know that it takes time, even if it seems to hard there will be that ah ha moment when it all will make sense.