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I offer lessons in:

  • Accompanying
  • 5 String Banjo
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Bluegrass Mandolin
  • Mandolin
  • Music History
  • Advanced Music Theory
     
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    David JakubiakOffering private lessons in
    Jupiter, Florida
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    I have been involved in music all of his life, beginning as a concert band clarinet player at age 7 and turning my attention to stringed instruments at 10 years old, as first, a banjo player, and later as a guitar and mandolin player. I began performing as early as high school and later earned first and second place trophies in group talent competitions while a student at the University of Michigan. I am the founder of a website entitled www.fretmentor.com, which is dedicated to the banjo, guitar and mandolin player. I have written and published articles in music education, as well as on my website.

    My Teaching Background
    For over 35 years, I have taught and in performed as a musician. In addition to on-stage performances, I have played in various venues from outdoor festivals to small nightclubs. My diverse background includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass styles. In addition to performing, I teaches individual and a variety of group classes in guitar, five-string banjo and mandolin. I takes an interest in each student to ensure that they receive personal attention and lesson plans that meet their needs. My lessons and instructional materials place an emphasis on music theory to ensure that the student understands the instrument and how to improvise to develop their own style. In addition, I am the author of five instructional books on CD for guitar, banjo and mandolin.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I have taught all ages from 5 years old to 80 years old. My lesson plans are organized and have been developed over the course of many years, yet I am flexible in providing lessons to meet the needs of an individual student. I have taught beginners through advanced players and teach the student, to not only to play the instrument but also to understand the theory and language that is part of the entire music education.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach in Jupiter, Florida in a variety of venues, including group classes and at a studio. I am willing to discuss my rates and policies which are both reasonable and affordable compared to the market.