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Jamie has taught professionally for 25 years. His philosophy has always been to treat each and every student as a unique project. Everyone learns at a different pace and different people need different things to inspire. Whether he or she be a beginner or advanced player Jamie always perseveres in bringing that person to a new place in the performance and enjoyment of music. He has sent many people to music colleges and many of his students have gone on to recording albums and performing worldwide. As well and nottany less, he has inspired and taught thousands of amateurs to just have fun with music.



Classical Guitar
Fred Noad series for sight reading; Segovia & Carcassi Guiliani Studies for technical problems; various composers including Bach, Scarlatti, Villa-Lobos, Sor and Guiliani for performance.

Jazz Guitar
Berklee Methods for sight reading; Melodic Rhythms for Guitar chords & sight reading; Charlie Parker
Omnibook & The Real Book for Improvization and Analyzation; theory and improvisation is explained and notated orally; Scales - arpeggies and chord forms covered.

Folk Guitar
Hal Leonard & Mel Bay for sight reading; Tommy Flint Finger style Guitar for finger picking; transcription of various songs to analyze style.

Rock Guitar
Mel Bay & Berklee Methods for sight reading; Scales & Arpeggies and advanced rock techniques,
improvisation & theory (tapping, harmonics); Transcriptions of various songs to analyze style.

Bass Guitar
Chuck Rainey Complete Bass Method; Mel Bay Bass; Hal Leonard Method; improv, walking, pop/slap.

Mandolin & Banjo
Mel Bay’s complete Methods/Tony Trishka Series

Lap Steel
Own method curriculum, transcriptions

Mel Bay’s complete methods and transcriptions

All lesson materials are accompanied by exercises, drills and note for note transcriptions pertaining to the style as well as theory and application. Jamie has written hundreds of note for note transcriptions for students & clients over the years that have been approved by the artists themselves.