Guitar | Bass | Ukulele | Music Theory Instruction

guitar instructor lessons guitaristJerry Jennings 916-549-0387

Jerry Jennings is now offering Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, & Music Theory instruction in Citrus Heights, CA at Tague Music (corner of Greenback & Fair Oaks), & El Dorado Hills, CA at El Dorado Hills Music


Music Lesson Information | Citrus Heights & El Dorado Hills, CA

AGE : I remember the Beatles first album

LEVELS TAUGHT : Beginner through Pro


SKILLS TAUGHT : Rhythm Playing, Lead Playing, Theory

STYLES TAUGHT : Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country

INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT : Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, or Just Theory

DAYS I TEACH : Tuesday & Wednesday – Citrus Heights  |  Monday & Friday – El Dorado Hills Music


EDUCATION : AA degree – American River College; Completed Additional Composing Courses at Sacramento State University.

The Guitarist’s Link to Sight Reading (Book/CD)
The Bassist’s Link to Sight Reading (Book/CD)
The Drummer’s Link to Sight Reading (Book/CD)
Classic Rock Rudiments for Lead Guitar (Book/DVD)
Guitar 1- Start Out Jammin! (Book/DVD)

Beginner Guitar Course complete with books dvds online videoBeginner Guitar Instruction with book and videotriad magic guitar chord theoryLearn to Play Leads Classic RockGuide to Understanding Studio Charts for GuitarLearn to read charts for bass playersLearn to read music studio charts for drum players




JERRY JENNINGS BAND – CD’s (Available at CD Baby)
The Good Part of a Pencil (CD) 1993 Pet Baja Records
Signs of Humanity (CD) 2002 Pet Baja Records
Shortcut to the Center (CD) 2006 Pet Baja Records (Produced by Ronnie Montrose)




BACKGROUND : In the 80s, I traveled the throughout the US and abroad, playing in various projects. Though out the 90s I focused on my solo project, as well as producing and engineering others. I also taught for four years with Vic Trigger from MI, in a live playing workshop called GAC (Guitar Activity Center), where I eventually had the job of writing all the curriculum. And I’ve taught at Northridge since about 1988. Occasionally I run live playing workshops here at Northridge, similar to GAC.

Here are a list of some of my main influences, in chronological order :

The Beatles
Grand Funk Railroad
Led Zeppelin
Deep Purple
Humble Pie
Johhny Winter
John McLaughlin
Lynard Skynard
Marshall Tucker
Todd Rundgren
Pink Floyd (up through Dark Side of the Moon)
Sons of Champlin
Frank Zappa
Jeff Beck
Journey (up through their first album with Steve Perry)
Weather Report
Yes (anything without Steve Howe is not Yes)
Wishbone Ash
Earth Wind and Fire
Kansas (radio Kansas is not Kansas, nor is anything without Kerry Livgren)
Steely Dan
Lee Ritenour
Dixie Dregs
Larry Carlton
Robben Ford
Scott Henderson
Uncle Rainbow
Frank Gambale

Jerry Jennings 916-549-0387