Jerry Jennings

Lesson Designer

Jerry Jennings is a recording artist, performer, teacher, and the author of five instructional books. He has taught private lessons, group lessons, and workshops since 1987. Jerry’s passion in life is making the best possible music and empowering others to do the same. His education includes an Associate of Arts degree in music at American River College and additional composition courses at Cal State University-Sacramento.

Jerry and his wife, Jane, have been homeschooling their daughter, Julia, for seven years. In the nineties, Jerry began playing in churches, which led his family into a Christian life. There is a tightrope to walk in teaching young people to “rock out” while not leading them down the wrong path, but Jerry makes it work.

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Course by Jerry

Guitar: These lessons are suitable for any age from elementary through high school, or any adult member of the family. Students will learn the fundamentals of the guitar, including tuning and basic chords. Students then progress to scales, triads, and more. By the end of the course, students will be able to play simple pieces. While this is an introductory course, students will learn many of the basics they will need to progress as a guitarist and will also have a chance to determine just how interested they are in the work that is involved in progressing in this area.