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Private Lessons with Jim Ferguson


Want to take your playing to the next level? Jim can help as you study with one of America's premier jazz guitar instructors. He teaches jazz, classical guitar (with an emphasis on complete right-hand technique), and composition, and is available for private lessons in Santa Cruz, California, or live via Skype to any location in the world.

Jim has taught guitar students privately for over 40 years, and has taught in university and college classrooms for over 25 years, helping guitar and other music students achieve their personal and academic goals.

Jim offers one-on-one personalized lessons geared to each individual student's abilities, interests, and goals. He provides relevant, customized materials, and uses his wide knowledge and years of experience as a performer, composer, and instructor to provide students with the most effective and comprehensive learning experience possible.
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Whether you want to be a better player, expand your repertoire, or prepare for an important audition or gig, Jim can help! Scheduling and frequency of lessons is flexible, and the price depends on the type and level of lessons desired.

Below: Jim with John, a jazz guitar student.
Jim Ferguson teaching a private guitar student
Letter from a private jazz guitar student:

"As of today I am IN the Small Jazz Ensembles at UC Santa Cruz!! Jim, allow me to offer my deepest thanks for being my coach through this whole learning process. I am certain that I couldn't have done it without you. With that in mind, my victory is your victory, too." —John Southern

Letter from a classical guitar student:

"I have had a teacher/student relationship with Jim for over 10 years now! He has been a steady presence in my musical development whether I have been in the classroom or not. Jim is the kind of teacher who loves what he does so much that he is always interested to engage in a spirited discussion about music - even when I've been living on the opposite side of the country! Jim's knowledge of theory is unparalleled. In short, he combines passion with expertise for a fun, meaningful experience. I'm working up a new repertoire with four of Jim's compositions making up nearly half of the set, along with pieces by Andrew York and Jonathan Feist." —Lucas Salazar, classical guitarist
Lessons via Skype

Can't make it to Santa Cruz, California? No problem. If you have a computer with a webcam, a fast Internet connection, and a free Skype account, you can take lessons with Jim from anywhere in the world! Enjoy the same customized learning experience, complete with all materials and one-on-one live lessons with Jim, but without spending time in traffic, or spending money on gas—and from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Plus, Skype-to-Skype calls are always free, so you only pay for the lessons.

For cost, availability, and other details about in-person or Skype private lessons with Jim, please Contact Us.

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