J M Tate Music Lessons

J M Tate Music Lessons

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I aim to teach not just instrument specific lessons (i.e. guitar, drums, etc.) but to also teach what the "real world" applications of my lessons are.

I endeavor to teach that students don't have to be the most  "profficient" guitar player or the most "technical" drummer to land a job with a working band. Taking it one step further than just teaching the basic scales and rudiments of the instruments and showing how to apply those basic elements, into the student's daily playing and/or performance.

Playing music is FUN and it's something that will be with an individual for their entire life !! There's no time like the present to see if it's something for you or your children.

My background as a professional musician, spans 35+ years ... from my late teens, up to today. I have performed all over North America as either a drummer or guitar player. Music is a huge part of who I am and is something I will always have, as a part of me. I'm looking forward to sharing that passion. 

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Las Vegas, NV 89135
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The process begins by discussing with the student, what their goals on the instrument are. Once that is determined, we develop a lesson plan that will help them achieve those goals, but stay within the realm of keeping it fun and fresh.

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

I have played music professionally for 35+ years and have taught privately, on and off during that time.

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


$30/ 30 minute session

$45/ 1 hour session

What types of students have you worked with?

I enjoy working with students ... regardless of age ... that want to reach a point of being able to play something recognizable (this is more specific to guitar) and get enjoyment out of playing and performing.

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

Talk to the teacher and make sure that your goals are aligned with the teacher's lessons.

For example ... If you simply want to get into good physical shape, you probably shouldn't hire a personal trainer that looks like "Mr. Universe". Hire the trainer that looks the way you want to look. It's a pretty simple thought, but the logic applies to music lessons too. 

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

How much time can they devote to the lessons, themselves ?

How much time can they devote to practising what they've been taught ?

Are you passionate about learing the instrument or are you just doing this because someone else (a parent, a partner, etc.), thinks it would be a good thing for you to learn an instrument ?