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Personalized Lessons

Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? I’m a qualified music teacher offering personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Erie area. I love what I do and have been teaching people of all ages and experience levels for over 20 years, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.

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Looking to try something new and enjoyable? Need a bit of one-on-one guidance from a reliable professional? Sometimes all it takes to really understand the material is a considerate instructor who knows how to teach at your pace. Having worked with students throughout Erie for over 20 years, I bring a depth of professional experience and knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills. I offer quality, personalized service at affordable prices. (If you live out of town or can't regularly attend lessons in person, I also offer distance learning through Skype and FaceTime.) Contact me to see how I can be of service to you.

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Guaranteed Success

Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate music teacher, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.

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Personalized Attention

I offer voice lessons and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.


Customized Lessons to Fit Your Needs

As a well known Erie area music teacher and working musician for over 20 years, I’ve provided the tools and guidance needed to help all of my students excel. Take advantage of the vast professional experience I bring. Get in touch today to find out more.

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Find Your Groove

Whether you want to play rock, blues or jazz, I can guide you toward becoming a confident and accomplished bass guitar player. I can help you recreate bass lines from music tracks, read music and improvise your own lines. Get in touch today to find out more and start your musical journey today.


Weddings, Parties & Celebrations, Festivals, Restaurants & Bars

I work as a solo pianist and can play a variety of styles to suit your event including jazz, American standards, classical, pop, religious and holiday music. I also work with other local musicians and can arrange live performances as a duo, trio, quartet — all the way up to a big band. My new band, Pink Cadillac, is available to perform classic rock and pop from the 1960s to the present. See my upcoming performance schedule and sample music tracks on my Facebook page — Jim Madden Music. Contact me today to get more information.

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“At first I was apprehensive about learning with a private teacher. But after just 5 minutes of my first lesson, I quickly got over my fears and began to appreciate the first-rate attention and guidance.”

Avery Smith

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I’m here to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for you. Contact me to see how my services can help!

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866 West Arlington Road
Erie PA United States 16509




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