Master Classes with Jared Tinkham

From: $300.00

Host a master class with an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).

All of our master classes run approximately 1 hour and feature an infotainment-style lecture (sometimes including audience participation), with opportunities for discussion and Q&A after. Each artist will coordinate with you to make sure that their content will resonate and connect with YOUR audience based on their interests, ages, and skill levels.

  • Our artists are ready to come to you where you plan to host the master class (within the Buffalo area)
  • Virtual master classes are sometimes possible if necessary (to be discussed with the artist)
  • Once a preferred date is requested below, the artist will coordinate the date and time of the master class with you
  • We will also make sure that all of the necessary bases, like like audio/visual equipment, are covered (some of those bases may require additional fees, which will be discussed prior to confirming the booking)

Master Class Topics

Jared Tinkham’s realm of expertise includes the following broad musical topics:

  • Instruments: Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Software (Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more)
  • Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Improvisation, Music Life Mentoring, Music Theory, Performance, Songwriting
  • Styles: Top 40 & Dance Music (Hip-Hop/Rap, Soul/Funk), Performing Arts (Classical, Jazz), Rock (Metal/Hard Rock)

Available Master Classes

Here are some of Jared Tinkham’s favorite master classes that are currently prepared:

  • Jazz Improv 101. Explore the magic of jazz improvisation, including the basics of form, various levels of jazz standards, and the fundamental “how-tos” of improvisation. Applicable to all instruments and skill levels.
  • Effective Practicing. Learn about the impact of having an effective practice routine, and how to develop and constantly refine the right one for you through discipline and reflection.
  • Composition Software. Learn how to use the basic features of industry-standard music notation software (Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more). This master class is taught using screen-sharing from the artist’s device, and each attendee will receive PDFs and other resources guiding them through the class, as well as additional features that they can use on their own.

Custom Master Classes for YOU

Don’t see a master class that you want? Our artists are ready to adjust one of their available master classes, or create a whole new master class to suit YOUR needs (within their realm of expertise, of course).

Book a Master Class

Use the calendar below to check upcoming availability and reserve your master class online, then checkout to send your request. (No payment is required until the master class is confirmed.) If there are no bookings available, or you need a different day or time, contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss.

Tell us where you plan on hosting the master class. Please include at least address and city.
Please refer to the topics and available master classes above for this artist's realm of expertise.
Depending on the nature of the master class, the number of attendees may impact the fee. This will be discussed prior to confirming the booking.
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About the Artist

About the Artist

JARED TINKHAM is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts). Pro music credentials include:

  • Professional musician since 2008
  • Voted “Best Jazz Guitarist” by Jazz Buffalo, 2015
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo State College
  • Director of Guitar Program at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
  • Studied jazz guitar under Bob Sneider at Eastman School of Music
  • Studied classical guitar under Dr. Evan Drummond

Primary musical influences include John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Bob Sneider, Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, Grant Green, George Benson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Allan Holdsworth.
About the Artist