I teach out of my studio in Brooklyn, NY.
For private instruction in upright bass, electric bass, piano, guitar, and music theory, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently a Faculty Advisor at the New York Arts Program, a city semester for college students managed by Ohio Wesleyan.
- Principles of Music & Sound Organization in Modern Media Arts. Texts: John Cage, Silence. R. Murray Schafer, A Sound Education. Michel Chion Audio-Vision.
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
- Sound on Film. Text: Michel Chion, Audio-Vision. A collaboration of the Johns Hopkins Film Department, the Peabody Conservatory Composition, Computer Music, and Recording Arts Departments.
- Musical Acoustics. Text: Rossing, The Science of Sound. Music from a physics perspective.
Loyola University Maryland
- Private Bass Lessons.
- Music Fundamentals. Text: Manoff, The Music Kit Workbook/Rhythm Reader. Introductory course in Music Theory.
- Electronic Music Studio I. Text: Huber, Modern Recording Techniques. Audio recording and music production.
- Electronic Music Studio II. Advanced audio recording and music production.
Maryland Institute College of Art
- Sound I. Introduction to sound production for multimedia, music, and video.
Here is an article from Loyola Magazine about the Electronic Music Studio Course
Complete CV available upon request.
"My 14 year old son Elliot was lucky enough to take weekly, hour-long lessons with Jake Leckie. My son would always come away excited, with a head full of musical concepts and new music to apply these new concepts to. I was impressed with the variety of musical styles Jake had at his disposal and in how his lessons emphasized the concepts of musicality and expression. Jake is also such a beautiful player. My son was and is inspired by his talent. My son was recently accepted into Baltimore School for the Arts thanks in no small part to his time studying with Jake Leckie." - E.J. S.
"Jake Leckie is the full package. He is well educated in music and knows his stuff. He is experienced with all genres of music and respects them equally, so no matter what your interests he is qualified to help you. Jake makes the whole experience very fun but also takes the music very seriously, so you make progress very quickly while also having a blast. I took lessons with him during his time at Loyola University Maryland and was thoroughly impressed with how he balanced every aspect of the music. With his knowledge of classical music and theory, his passion for jazz and live performance, his experience with recording all genres of music, and his general awesomeness, he is guaranteed to be the right bass teacher for you." - Alex S.
"Hands down, Jake Leckie is the best teacher out there. Having studied with him for multiple years at Loyola University Maryland, I have never had a better music teacher. He is a world-class musician and an awesome person; his style of teaching is incredibly organic and fun. He appreciates all styles of music, and can help anyone accomplish their musical goals. His knowledge is unparalleled. You will learn everything from music theory, reading music, transcribing, playing by ear, playing different genres, soloing, and more. Everything you learn is immensely valuable; I am so grateful for my opportunity to study under him. His lessons were the highlight of my week. I always left happy and a better bass player. He helps you discover your inner musician, and appreciates each students' individual talents and creativity. He is incredibly sincere in his approach to make you the best musician you can be. He is inspiring, hard working, passionate, and down to earth. Anything you want to learn, Jake can teach you." -Patrick M.
"Having had Jake as a teacher for a year, I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn to play bass and understand music. His approach to breaking down songs into melodies really helps solidify the tune in the head of the bassist. Learning the melodies lends itself to coming up with creative bass lines to outline the song and also opens up possibilities for improv and soloing. Jake also really helped me improve my sight reading and walking lines, building my confidence playing in a local Jazz ensemble. Jake's knowledge of the clave rhythm is parallel to none, in my opinion. Whatever style you are trying to learn, Jake is the teacher for you. He breaks music down into easily digestible segments so you understand what you're playing and how it fits into the context of theory. Whether you are just starting out on the bass or have been playing for years, Jake can open up music for everyone, providing great instruction and practice habits that will improve your playing." - Brenden F.