Guitar - Bass - Ukulele - Mandolin - Banjo​



In the 1980s, Jerry Jennings traveled throughout the US and abroad playing in various projects. In the ‘90s he focused on a solo project, as well as producing and engineering others.  Jerry taught for four years at the Musicians Institute with Vic Trigger at a live-playing workshop at the Guitar Activity Center where he wrote the curriculum. Jerry has taught guitar at Northridge Music since 1988. Occasionally, Jerry runs live-playing workshops similar to GAC. Keep an eye out for announcements!


Influences (in chronological order):

The Beatles, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Johnny Winter, John McLaughlin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd (up through Dark Side of the Moon), Sons of Champlin, Frank Zappa, Traffic, 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, Sting, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Uncle Rainbow, Frank Gambale.


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


Instruments Taught

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, and Music Theory

Skills Taught

Rhythm, Lead, Theory

Levels Taught

Any age that’s interested, beginner through professional

Styles Taught

Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country


All ages, everyone welcome!


Wednesday and Thursday

Jerry’s Instructional Books/CDs/DVDs

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)
Triad Magic - An Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory
Jerry Jenning’s Band – CDs (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)


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