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Jeremy Gilless: Guitar & Bass, Upright Bass

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Name: Jeremy Gilless

Instruments taught: Guitar and Bass Guitar, Upright Bass

Rate: $25 per ½ hour, $45 per hour

Ages Taught: 6 and up

Other instruments played: Piano, Vocals

Teaching since: 1990

Teaching at Bill’s since: 2003
*Former students include current Peabody faculty as well as guitarists of Subtle Hustle,  Fake Flowers Real Dirt,  Kelly Bell Band,  Jimmies Chicken Shack.

Experience playing music: Since early 1980s/ late elementary school

Bands played in: Various Bands, Solo Acoustic, Freelance Classical and Jazz. Performs with members of Foreplay,  Laughing Colors,  Pat McGee Band,  The Cheaters,  8 Ohms Band,  Fake Flowers Real Dirt,  Soul Island Rebels,  Crack The Sky,  and various military band musicians.  Also performs regular solo and trio dates along with freelance calls. 

Genres of music taught: Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Rock-a-Billy, Folk, R&B, all Rock styles

Education: Towson University, Bachelors in music education with classical guitar concentration

Personal teaching style/philosophy: “I like to find a three way balance between what students need, want, and what their strengths are. I have played in approximately 15 different bands ranging from funk, progressive rock, reggae, to straight rock cover groups. I also have school teaching experience, and I am knowledgeable in current music trends.”

 

Real Customer Reviews:

 

"I have been going to Bills for about 15 years.  In the beginning to just look around.  I the last 2 years I have purchased 2 guitars (one new and one pre-owned) and both times I have had great assistance from staff (Rob & Ernesto) who were very helpful, knowledgeable and never pushy.  
Every week for over a year I have been taking guitar lessons. When I went in I asked for someone who was good with frustrated adults who want to learn.  They paired me with Jeremy Gillis and it has been a pleasure.  He understands what I want to accomplish, what I want to learn and the pace and limitations that I have playing.
Overall this is a family owned business that should be considered as a Catonsville landmark and a source of pride.  Their knowledge and care about their clients is always evident ." - David S.

 

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