My name is Jake Smolowe and I teach jazz and other popular piano styles to all ages & experience levels (I've taught students as young as 5 and as wise as 89!).
I emphasize practical learning without adhering to a strict curriculum - learn what you want when you want it, & what you need when you need it. I am patient, encouraging and enthusiastic, and I keep my lessons fun while still maintaining focus on necessary skills. I am dedicated to helping my students understand music, and will go out of my way to explain concepts and write assignments as needed.
I am located in Bernal Heights; I have a beautiful upright piano as well as multiple keyboards and a Mac computer with Reason, Logic and other music programs.
I am looking to fill weekday morning, afternoon and early evening slots, especially:
- Mondays, 9am-7pm
- Tuesdays, 9am-3pm and 4:15pm-5:30pm
- Wednesdays, 9am-11:30am
- Thursdays, 9am-6pm
- Fridays, 9am-6pm
Other spots available as well!
Call for more details on rates and availability; see below for my credentials and areas of expertise.
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