Jeremy Gilless: Guitar & Bass, Upright Bass
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.”