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Instruments
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Music Theory
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Genres
Jazz, Rock, R&B, Popular Styles
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

Jared Wofford

I'm a knowledgable, versatile teacher/performer who knows no two students think alike!
Teaching Philosophy

I believe that a successful music education comes out of balance--a balance between theory and creativity, mechanics and inspiration, discipline and enjoyment. I seek to help all of my students have a thorough understanding of music theory while empowering them with the ability to apply it to the music they love. Typically lessons will begin with technique building, exercises, or etudes, and progress into a piece which the student is interested in learning or developing.

Experience

6 Years Teaching Experience
2 Years Graduate Teaching Assistant
Recorded with Branford Marsalis for the Broadway production of "The Mountaintop", starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett
Recorded several ESPN commercial spots with jazz vocalist Lenora Helm Hammonds
Performed in various jazz ensembles with Brian Horton, Al Strong, Dr. Ira Wiggins, Robert Trowers, Carroll Dashiell, Lois Deloatch, Ernest Turner
Performed and recorded for several notable gospel acts, including 11-time Grammy winner Shirley Ceaser and regular appearances on the national TV show Rejoice in the Word
Performed in many genres with popular music groups (R&B, Gospel, Rock, Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop.)

Credentials

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jazz Studies, East Carolina University December 2008

Selected Examples of Coursework: ECU Jazz Ensemble A, ECU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Keyboard Harmony, Music Theory, Sight Singing, Music History, Private Composition Studies, Orchestration

Master of Music, Jazz Studies, North Carolina Central University May 2012

Selected Examples of Coursework: NCCU Jazz Ensemble 1, Combo 1, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Arranging, Composition, Technology in Music

Student Reviews
5
Joel B.

“I really had a great lesson experience with Jared. He obviously is qualified and knows jazz guitar very well. He covered a lot in 30 minutes and the information was concise and appropriate for my level. He gave me clear direction for practicing. I asked many questions and he answered them to my satisfaction.”

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