New York City Music Teachers

Jacob Shipley

Jacob Shipley

Manhattan, New York, NY

Guitar Lessons | Saxophone Lessons, Singing Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Drama Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: 12+years of playing instruments, BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, 5+years of teaching music in group and private settings
  • Pricing: $60 for 45min, other times negotiable
  • Styles: Acoustic, Fingerpicking, Folk, Rock, Jazz
  • Suitability: Ages 9 and up, Beginner and Intermediate


Jacob is a multi-instrumentalist from Upstate New York. He started playing guitar and saxophone 10 years ago and simply couldn’t stop! Over the years, he picked up ukulele, clarinet, mandolin, flute, among others, studied voice at Ithaca College as part of their BFA MT program, and has become a singer/songwriter and recording artist.

Teaching Info

As a teacher, Jacob is all about loving and performing the music. Learning instruments can be hard and technique is very important, but if we don’t cultivate a passion for music, why are we playing it at all? The most engaging and successful artists are those who put themselves into their music and fully perform it, not just play it. Jacob’s goal is to keep his classes stress free and focused on enjoying the passion of performance while pushing towards more challenging and exciting material.

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