Jamie Fox, originally from California, has performed world wide, in concert and on television, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival. A semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition in 1995, he has worked
with artists as diverse as Brother Jack Mc Duff, Dr. John, Ernie Watts, Gene Harris, Tiger Okoshi, Carla Thomas, Otis Clay and The Shirelles.
He played guitar and served as Musical Director for the Joan Baez World Tour (1989-1991), filming a popular PBS television special with Baez and Jackson Browne. He was lead guitarist for Blood, Sweat, & Tears (1998-2000), touring the USA and Canada. In addition to performing his own music, Jamie records and performs with singer Jen Chapin and with Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio. Called "an unflappable melodist" (NY Times),his latest CD release is called "When I Get Home", a collection of all original instrumental stories.
Jamie has an unusual talent of enabling our children to rapidly learn guitar. Both our son and daughter developed an extraordinary love for guitar given Jamie's ability to have them evolve from strumming to playing full songs. Jamie has great patience, which is important for children. He communicates clearly with his students and is outcomes-based. Thank you Jamie!
I have taken lessons for many many years from many instructors. I learned that just because you can play does not mean that your can teach. Jamie, however, is the best of both. He has great insights based on his deep experience and he has the expertise to know how how to improve your playing. He is thoroughly professional and applies his years of experience to patiently help you improve. Best of all, he explains things simply so you can understand and play better immediately!
Jaime is not only an experienced jazz musician, but also know different genres of music very well. He is able to point out the weakness of a student and makes he/ she improves. His teaching approach is to start out simple, step by step, so the student will fully understand and grasp the materials. He is a responsible person who barely cancels or changes the lesson time and tracking on student’s process. He is patient and understanding person.
Jamie is a deeply knowledgeable and careful teacher. He is steeped in the jazz tradition but knows and plays many styles. I felt I could bring interest in anything and learn from him about it.
I find out what kind of music and styles the student is interested in. I also emphasize understanding how the guitar and music works so the student has the tools to explore on her/his own.
I've been a professional guitarist for over 30 years and have taught students of all ages for about that long.
I charge $80 and hour for lessons at my home and $100 to travel to a student's home. However I can be flexible in pricing if that doesn't meet your budget.
Teaching was a natural outgrowth of playing after a certain amount of study and experience. I was initially asked for lessons by individuals and it felt like a natural outgrowth of my musical life.
I've taught students from age 6 to adults.