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Music Lessons with Jared Tinkham

From: $35.00

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

“Life is not about finding our limitations, it’s about finding infinity.” —Herbie Hancock

My teaching philosophy has three components:

  • Teaching you what YOU want to learn
  • Helping you draw connections between your personality and music
  • Showing you the various paths that you can take as a musician

Whether it’s “Smoke on the Water” or “Giant Steps,” I’m ready to take you anywhere you want to go musically. I have experience teaching in almost all styles and genres, as well as all forms of notation and TABlature. Anything that doesn’t have a searchable transcription, we can always learn by ear together. I create shareable online documents for each of my students, recording your progress and your achievements, as well as audio or video recordings that will help you reach your goals (so you’ll never forget anything we worked on). I also encourage all of my students to reach out to me at any time for any questions or concerns they have, no matter how small it may be! I’m here for YOU, and the sky’s the limit!

My Favorite Things to Teach

  • 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: Classical, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Metal/Hard Rock, Soul/Funk

Ages & Skill Levels

  • I work best with students ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome

Availability & Rates

  • Lessons are currently conducted either virtually or at my studio in North Buffalo, NY (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Tuesdays–Fridays: 3:00pm–10:00pm
  • 30 minutes: $30
  • 60 minutes: $60

Use the calendar below to check upcoming availability and book your next lesson online. If there are no bookings available, or you need a different day or time, contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss.

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About the Artist

About the Artist

JARED TINKHAM 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

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Music Software
    MUSIC SOFTWARE (Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice) • COMPOSITION & ARRANGING
    Learn the basic features of industry-standard music notation software, including Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more.
    Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
    Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Music Software
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (Third Sundays)
    5:00pm–6:00pm
    $10.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring, Performance
    PERFORMANCE
    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.
    Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
    Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring, Performance
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (First Sundays)
    5:00pm–6:00pm
    $10.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    $25.00$250.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
    Styles: Jazz
    IMPROVISATION • JAZZ • PERFORMANCE
    Get started with jazz improvisation, including the basics of form, various levels of jazz standards, and the fundamental "how-tos" of improvisation.
    Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
    Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
    Styles: Jazz
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (Second Sundays)
    5:00pm–6:00pm
    $10.00