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Jeremy Boss: Guitar and Bass

Name: Jeremy Boss

Instruments taught: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass

Private rate: $22 per ½ hour, $40 per hour

Ages taught: 6 and up

Other instruments played: Keyboard, Vocals

Teaching at Bill’s since: 2017

Musical Experience: For over 13 years Jeremy has been perfecting his skills by collaborating and playing with many different groups of musicians who have presented a wide variety of styles.

Genres of music taught: Rock, blues, jazz, funk, reggae, classical, hip-hop, new age, experimental

Education: Completion of all college level music theory courses at AACC. Currently attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies at UMBC. Proficient in musical performance, concepts of writing, analyzing, dictation, ear training, sight reading and sight singing. Studied under Jason Free of Jason’s School of Music, Tom Pitta from Anne Arundel Community College, and Tom Baldwin from University of Maryland Baltimore County

Teaching Philosophy: Music is like the language of the soul.  I personally believe that everyone can learn an instrument if they really have the drive.  It takes the dedication of practicing their craft, and a teacher who can convey the musical concepts in a way that the student will understand.  Understanding how the student learns most effectively, being patient and knowing when to change a method of teaching can help anyone learn something new, especially something that may seem as daunting as learning an instrument or decoding music theory.

I personally encourage students to learn how to read music and understand music theory.  It will help in many different aspects of becoming a well rounded musician as they further develop their craft. However, it is not a requirement.  If you just want to learn your favorite songs and learn some cool solos that is also fine as well.  At the end of the day, music should be therapeutic, and a fun activity that hopefully brings people together and keeps people inspired.