Instruments: Guitar, Rock Band Instructor
Jake Chisholm has been teaching at Snider Music for over 15 years. He first started as a Saturday regular and taught rock, blues, jazz and improvisation to adults and young beginners. In 2012 when we started our rock band program, Jake was the perfect choice to head up this new program. As a veteran of the Toronto music scene, Jake certainly knows what it takes to play in band...and what doesn't work! Since 2012, Jake has taught over 80 sessions of rock band to both kids and adults.
Questions and Answers
Top three albums
Axis Bold as love,
Led Zeppelin 3,
Real folk Blues Muddy Water
Best live music experience
I Love em all for different reasons
Favourite Restaurant / Food
It all goes back to the pentatonic scales
List all the instruments you can play
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Lap steel
First musical experience
Music has been a part of my life from birth, There was always someone playing or singing at my house when I was a kid.
Most influential artist
Jimi Hendrix, Duke Ellington…
I like to teach because…
Passing on any thing I’ve learned is a real joy to me, and music is such a great way to build skills, confidence and a strong self identity.
Why is music important to you?
Music is great communicator of common feelings. People from many walks of life can can identify with it instantly. The act of playing or studying music uses and develops so many cognitive and personal skills, as well as being a very positive social activity.