Cotton Studio

Cotton Studio

4.9 (8)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

It is unusual to find a true music teacher with a balance of education and performing experience. I have about 20 years of experience working with students on a one to one basis, a formal education in music up to the post-graduate level, and several decades of performing experience.

My favorite part of teaching is watching a student's skill level and confidence increase over time. I have worked with many students 'from scratch', and watched them go from an absolute beginner to a good functioning musician, and I have also helped several students get to the level they need to enter music school or begin to perform for the public.

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Cincinnati, OH 45206
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8 Reviews

4.9

  • Kurt Murden

    Jeremy is a patient and excellent teacher. I feel I learned a lot in just one lesson

  • Ashley Sarama

    Jeremy is very friendly. He's extremely knowledgeable regarding technique and also musical history. He makes learning interesting and enjoyable. Would highly reccomend!

  • Tammy

    Jeremy is very patient and makes learning easy.

  • Stewart Shumrick

    Jeremy is an exceptional instructor. He is very knowledgeable and can work with anyone to help them achieve their goals. He is also quite friendly and can make lessons both fun and informative.


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

I have new students describe their goals first of all, and then I assess their current skill level. From there I can start working on a plan to get them where they want to be. I try to tailor a student's lessons to match their musical tastes and preferences whenever possible, but I am always happy to introduce them to new musical ideas.


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

I have about 20 years of experience working with students on a one to one basis, a formal education in music up to the post-graduate level, and several decades of performing experience.

I have a degree in music from the University of Akron (Bachelor of Music), and I finished all my coursework but not my thesis for a Master's degree in music Education from Bowling Green State University.


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

Pricing starts at about $18 per lesson, and lessons are generally 30-50 minutes long depending on what the student is working on and their skill level. I make sure students leave the lesson with a clear plan for what to work on specifically both in the long and short term.


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

Look for someone you can get along with and work with well - this person should have great communication and teaching skills, which is a different then being a great musician. You should have an idea of what you want to accomplish, but trust in your teacher to get you to your goals and help inspire new goals for you also.