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More rave reviews from happy Carmel Music Academy students:
“I attend a performing arts school. I have learned more about the bass guitar from Jon E. Gee than I have from other music schools or music instructors. Jon E. Gee pushes me to listen and hear the music rather than just play my instrument. Carmel Music Academy has better acoustics and is more structured than other music lesson studios.”
~ Austin Nichols, Indianapolis, IN ~
“I am probably one of Jon E. Gee’s oldest students. I played in rock bands as a teenager and young adult. Many years later I came back to it and was lucky enough to find a slot to study with Jon E. Gee. His patience in teaching this old dog many new tricks is simply amazing! He shows me the best and most efficient way to play a bass line without undermining my confidence, which says a lot about him as a teacher and a man. Jon E. Gee has recently been helping me prepare to play a four set show for a private event and we covered everything from the specifics bass lines to setting up my rig to stage set up for the entire band – wow!”
~ Attny. Michael Bishop, Fishers, IN ~
“Jon E Gee is great teacher. I like taking lessons with him because he teaches it in a way that you understand it. He is a caring individual that will help you become the best bass player you can be.”
~ Connor Thornsberry, Hancock County, IN ~
“Jon E. Gee has been our son Connor’s teacher since he was in the 4th grade. He will be a freshman this year and has been invited into his school’s Jazz Band! Over the past four years Connor has become an excellent bass player. Jon’s knowledge, unique style, patience, and caring attitude have been the perfect ingredients! Early on Connor realized that Jon truly cared about his playing and reacted by trying harder and doing the best could, always excited to show Jon at the next lesson what he had absorbed from the previous one! Jon’s way is a big reason Connor has stayed with his bass playing when there are so many distractions in young people’s lives today!”
~ Marv & Deanna Thornsberry, New Palestine, IN
“I have been taking bass guitar lessons with Jon E. Gee for five plus years. Before I began taking lessons, I was playing bass on and off for about seven years so I had some experience that was self taught. When I started looking for a teacher, it was imperative to me that I had both a reliable and knowledgeable teacher to help me achieve my goal of being a better bass player. After one lesson with Jon E. Gee I knew that I had the right teacher to guide me through the process of attaining my goal. I encourage any musician that wants to improve their skills to give Carmel Music Academy a try. I did and now I travel 60 miles round trip to take lessons with Jon E. Gee and I must say it is well worth the distance. Jon E. Gee is not only my teacher but he has become a true friend and mentor to me. I appreciate all his help in guiding me with solid instructions.”
~ Kevin Norwood, Avon, IN ~
“I purchased a guitar knowing nothing about nor how to play the guitar. I literally showed up different hours waiting at Jon E. Gee’s door to seek his instruction, because I knew he was the best and an excellent instructor. Jon E. Gee is very insightful, he finds the perfect way to teach you, to show what you need to improve upon without you feeling inadequate. He teaches real life situations and he is very good at teaching the fundamentals. Jon E. Gee has taught me some difficult stuff, with hard work and practice the difficulties become easy. For beginning guitar lessons, I highly recommend him. Again, that’s why I sought him out because it was natural for me to go to the very best.”
~ Jeremy Davis, Indianapolis, IN ~
“In looking for a guitar teacher I was looking for an expert and experienced instructor that could show me more than my former instructors could. Someone that could help me get better, to inspire me more and drive me to become better. I have my music brain and I have my dexterity I needed someone to help me combine the two. In just two lessons I could see that Jon E. Gee is the guitar instructor to help me achieve that goal. He genuinely cares about what his students need are to progress, with his wider perspective you get more experience and value than you do at other music lesson places.”
~ Aaron Knirk, Carmel, IN ~
“After several years of trying to play on my own I finally decided to try to take lessons again. Most of my past instructors have emphasized theory memorization and ridged adherence to technique, which I often found tedious and discouraging. I was pleasantly surprised that Jon E. Gee taught by encouraging me to play music I enjoy, teaching me music theory and music technique as they applied to each song. I have found it to be a much simpler and more natural way for me to learn. I feel very lucky to have Jon E. Gee as an instructor and I always leave a session feeling better than when I arrived.”
~ Kelly Ellerbrook, Pendleton, IN ~
"On my 50th birthday my husband gave me one of the best gifts he could give me... weekly sessions with Jon E. Gee. What I love about Jon E. Gee is that you don't just learn bass guitar you learn lessons from a practical situation. I run a band and he has helped me in all aspects of the bass guitar to running a band to working with band members, he not only has the answers he has the right answers. Jon E. Gee is not just an instructor, coach and consultant he's a friend."
~ Penny Lucas, Lebanon, IN ~
"Jon E. Gee is a real cool down to earth guy, he's helpful and knows his stuff. He is cool to talk to and he is always willing to help with any concerns you may have both musically and personally. He definitely has a passion for what he does and is good at what he does, and he definitely has the experience. Jon E. Gee has taught me to listen to the music to analyze what it is. I started going to Jon as a freshman in high school that was four years ago, his instruction helped me get into my schools Jazz Band. Jon E. Gee has taught me my roll in the band, that I am a true leader. He has taught me techniques on how to motivate my band by being an example to the other band members and don't be afraid to be a leader even if you aren't technically the band leader."
~ Joe Schweitzer, Indianapolis, IN ~
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