Jay Larson, Guitar/Bass/Ukulele

Jay Larson joined The Music Shoppe teaching staff in the summer of 2018 but has been instructing music students throughout Central Illinois for over 20 years. If you or your child have an interest in guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, dobro or banjo, Jay is the teacher for you! You don’t need to know about music to get started. Jay shows you how to read tablature or music notation, the choice is yours. In addition to teaching, Jay currently plays guitar with several bands which perform in a variety of styles. This real world experience offers aspiring musicians a unique opportunity to focus on a musical genre of their choosing. Whether you’ve never picked up an instrument or you’ve been playing all your life, Jay’s adaptive teaching method allows students to excel at their own pace and skill level. Remember, it’s never too late to pick the finer things in life!