Jeff Brent

Address 6511 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA USA
Phone # (951) 533-0680
Instruments Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Mandolin, Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Slide Guitar
Musical Styles Jazz, Rock/Pop, Funk/R&B, Metal, Blues, Slide, Punk, Reggae, World, Acoustic/Folk, Bluegrass, Country
Skill Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Personal Statement

I am the author of the critically acclaimed Hal Leonard music theory book "MODALOGY - scales, modes & chords: the primordial building blocks of music" (w/ S.Barkley), co-author of "Fingering Mastery - scales & modes for the guitar fretboard". and also a contributor to the best-selling jazz theory bible "Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians" (also published by Hal Leonard). People come to music for a great variety of reasons, consequently I tailor my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. Every person sees the world differently. Some are more visual, some more tactile, some more intuitive, some more cerebral, etc. Understanding this allows me to adapt to each student's most natural mode of learning so that the material is grasped more easily (therefore more quickly), and so that it is retained longer. If you live near Riverside, California USA or plan to visit Southern California, I would be honored to share my musical experience and knowledge with you.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 20 Years
Teaching Location Music Mike's 6511 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 533-0680
Lesson Rates $125 per Month. A two-month contract paid in advance is only $210 (instead of $250), three months is $300.
Teaching Hours
Sunday: closed
Monday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Musical Influences My Blues roots go deep, I've gigged with legends such as Johnny Shines (Robert Johnson's buddy) and Champion Jack DuPree. I have an intimate relationship with the music of Bird and a never ending love for the musics of Hendrix, Django and Jobim.
Performing Experience I have toured all over the world as a professional musician both as a side man and as band leader. Formations included: Jazz combos, Rock groups, Country bands, and (believe it or not) Disco cover bands.
Education & Training I studied music theory at UCDC with Dr William Fowler (piezo co-inventor) and Paris Rutherford (jazz studies regent at the University of North Texas).