Lessons

Jake offers private lessons via Skype and Zoom for both songwriting and guitar. Lessons are tailored to the student's interests. Rates are €35/hour. If interested, email Jake at: jakeshanemusic [at] gmail [dot] com and he will get back to you promptly. 

Songwriting lessons may cover a wide variety of topics, including: getting started, the editing process, how to improve your lyrics, integrating words with music, song analysis and critique, and more. The lesson can focus on any and all aspects of songwriting. 

Guitar lessons are currently only offered in how to play in alternate tunings. These days Jake performs almost exclusively in Open D style tuning,  a very versatile tuning great for solo accompaniment and band performances. Teaching topics include: triads, scales, slide guitar, music theory, chords, blues, folk, and more.