Lessons with Jim Ferguson
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.
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.
Jim with John, a jazz guitar student.
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."
Letter from a classical guitar student:
Lessons via Skype
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
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
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
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