Jack was born in San Luis Obispo, went to college at UCSC and graduated with a B.A. in Music with an instrumental focus on classical guitar. All throughout his life he has been playing piano and guitar in various styles including classical, jazz, rock, and even punk. He moved to the Bay Area shortly after graduating college to pursue a career in music. He has been performing and recording with 2 bands for a couple years, and fell in love with teaching children and sharing his passion for music. Jack also enjoys working with the youngest of kids having spent several years working with as many as 50 kids at once in a preschool music program call Music Time.
Jack's teaching style almost entirely focuses on a student-led approach. His hope is to engender the love of music within students so that they will be motivated on their own to do the work necessary to succeed, while still enjoying it. This involves a lot of finding out what the student loves, learning how they work, and trying to combine those elements into a fun and productive experience in the classroom.
- Bass Guitar
- Willowhurst Ave
- Koch Ln
- Baywood Ave
- Camden Ave
- Lawrence Expwy
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Actual Customer Testimonials:
"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents
"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .
I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family