“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein
I am an experienced professional guitar teacher. I’ve been teaching since 2002. I’ve been a Wakefield resident since 2010 but only recently (fall 2016) moved my teaching studio to Wakefield, MA. I take students of all ages with all different abilities interested in all styles.
My lessons are based on your goals. If you live for rock music or are studying for school band, are a pop music junky, or have discovered country, you’re a punk, or a fan of blues or jazz I’ll help you work towards mastering the music you choose. Electric, acoustic or bass guitar–your style, your choice!
Rates: Weekly lessons available at $25 for a half hour or $40 for an hour. For children, the half hour is appropriate. For adults or children with more experience and a longer attention span the full hour lesson is beneficial.
SUMMER LESSON SPECIAL: For new students only. Try one lesson FREE.
Bring your own instrument or use one of mine until you know you are ready to invest in one.
WiFi available for parents while they wait and open door policy.
FaceTime lessons available.
Get kids interested in music early! Ask me about “playtime with music” sessions. Pre-k kids love to be in the studio just to play on the drums and organ. They love to see demonstrations and try the many instruments.
Guitar Repair, Setup and Cleaning
If you need a simple restring, a neck adjustment, a complete setup, or mechanical and electronic repairs I can have your instrument back up and ready for you to play.
I offer reasonable prices and will provide a quote in advance based on the services needed. And unlike most places, I’ll never try to talk you into services that you don’t need.
With no affiliation to any specific equipment company, I can offer unbiased professional guidance and assistance in picking out the right instrument to meet your current abilities and to grow with you and keep in tune with your budget needs. This type of conversation is of course free for my students if they’d like to take a few minutes during lesson time.
I offer consulting services to schools, universities, businesses or private studio owners needing to maintain, upgrade or invest in new studio and/or music equipment.
I am available for booking weddings, social gatherings, parties, expos, festivals or other public type event needs.
As well as being a solo instrumentalist, I am part of a network of professional players able to deliver various ensemble combinations to meet your needs. Would you like a guitar/ fiddle duo? Or maybe you’d prefer a jazz quartet including sax? Tell me what you’d like, I can provide a quote for services.
School and Educational Opportunities
I offer free services to visit educational institutions to provide school classes with a wide variety of informational topics about music. If you are an educator, I invite you to contact me.
I’m happy to be a guest for the day in your classes and get students excited about their creative musical interests or aspirations. My material is age appropriate and we can discuss together any basic concept or theme you are interested in bringing to their attention. My music background covers many areas, from learning an instrument, teaching an instrument, finding the right higher educational curriculum, starting a band, areas of interest to study in the music industry, recording music and for the younger ages simply bringing an instrument or two, teaching about the parts of it and then allowing them the opportunity to play it.
A native of New Hampshire, I now call Wakefield, MA home. I am a husband and father of two boys, who has been actively playing guitar for 30 years.
My professional teaching career began more than 14 years ago, mostly through Daren’s Music in Derry, NH (business sold in 2016). At Daren’s I also worked in instrument and electronics repair service (and occasionally sales- which I was never good at). In addition to teaching guitar, I also teach bass guitar and ukulele. While not my strong suit, I do enjoy playing the banjo, mandolin, piano, organ and drums.
My degree is in Music Performance and Sound Recording Technology from UMass Lowell, graduating Cum Laude in 1999. I have continued to professionally maintain the sound recording studios there since 2003.
Prior to my work at Daren’s and just after completing my college degree, I traveled the country installing and fixing recording studio equipment, clients I did work for included Brian Wilson, Jay Z, Godsmack, Bon Jovi, and mostly guys you’ve never heard of whose names are buried somewhere in the record’s liner notes.
My studio houses an assortment of instruments, including drumset, organ, keyboard, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, a trombone, ukuleles, bongos and an assortment of percussion toys.
I am a baseball enthusiast (proudly part of Red Sox Nation), enjoy spending time with my family and teaching my own children to appreciate music.
Jeremy Houle – Wakefield, MA
WakefieldGuitar@ gmail . com