I very much enjoy teaching, and would love to hear from anyone with a genuine interest in studying jazz, regardless of level.
1. How much do you charge?
‘In person’ lesson pricing – Sheffield, UK: (GBP Sterling)
60 mins £40
90 mins £50
Video call lessons same rates, on various platforms – please enquire. It’s working out at around €48/$53 per hour atm, I think. Be aware that, if you're using PayPal, there may be a small additional fee involved.
2. Do you take on beginner students?
Absolutely, as long as we have some similar musical interests! Lack of experience is no obstacle and, although it probably helps if you’ve done a bit of general guitar playing before we tackle the jazz stuff, it needn’t be a problem if not.
3. Whereabouts are you?
My studio is located in a quiet residential area of Sheffield (S10 postcode), with plenty of on-street parking. For obvious reasons, I don’t give out the full address until shortly before our appointment.
Finally, when you book a lesson with me, you can be assured of the following:
I’ve taught at major UK institutions for over 20 years, and have many former students working across the music industry, several of them (such as Bruno Major and Rizal Tony) enjoying genuinely international careers.
I regularly 'practise what I preach' in front of live audiences, and don’t teach anything I haven’t used myself in a real-life situation.
I try to give you the long-term answers so that you can go forward on your own, aiming to make you self-sufficient as quickly as possible. You choose when you want another lesson, with no obligation.
I tailor my teaching to each individual, and always try to generate a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
If that sounds appealing, then I’d love to hear from you – JT
The videos below are all trailers for the products I have made for the “Mike’s Masterclasses” website. Each one is an extract from a longer film. I’m always keen to receive requests on topics for future classes, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions.
"Giant Steps" [Anatomy of a Standard] | Jamie Taylor
A Creative Approach to Standards pt.1: Someday My Prince Will Come | Jamie Taylor & John Stowell
The Gravity Concept: Acquiring Relative Pitch for the Bandstand | Jamie Taylor
What students say:
"Jamie inspired me to be the best musician I could, and on my own terms. He made sure he was teaching me what I desired to learn, always respecting me as a student."
- Oliver M. (former student)