"Thanks to guitar lessons with Jean I've made tremendous
progress in the few months I've been taking lessons and in
that time I've improved more than in the entire two years
I taught myself. Jean has years of experience, dedication
to your improvement and (the most important quality in a teacher)
- Amarprit Bains
"Jean is very patient and encouraging. I've been
able to overcome the doubt that I could ever play. I've been
learning quickly and am now performing in coffeehouses!"
- Sonia Curtis
"Jean Welles is simply an outstanding guitarist.
Each Saturday beginning at 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. a group
of students, including myself, eagerly await her arrival to
teach us. She is a remarkable teacher, and it is simply amazing
to see her fingers glide from one string of the guitar to
another with such ease and artistry. I strongly recommend
Jean Welles as a master of the strings of a guitar."
- Sylvester T. Gillespie, Senior Pastor of Grace United
"They say "them that can do and them that can't
teach." Nothing could be farther from the truth when
it comes to Jean Welles. Jean is both an excellent performer
AND a gifted teacher. As a performer, Jean communicates with
instrument and song. As a teacher, she communicates with encouragement
and patience. Jean's ability to communicate clearly and provide
a supportive environment helped me learn to play with confidence.
After just a year and a half of lessons with Jean, I was asked
to be the Worship Leader for my church!"
- Sandra Springer
"Jean Welles is not just a good friend but a great
Maestro. I have not found a piece of music that she can't
instruct on or any musical theory question that she has not
been able to answer. She not only has a Master's degree but
over 30 years experience of instructing classical/pop guitar."
- Dave Tiedje
"Guitar was never an instrument I imagined playing,
but I woke up one day feeling compelled to learn. I've been
lucky to find Jean because her convenient schedule matches
my lifestyle and her teaching method allows me to learn the
songs I love in a fun, progressive and comfortable environment.
I look forward to playing guitar and singing along with Jean
- Laurie Seidman
"I find I gain from Jean's teaching not only from
the good technique I'm learning, but also from having the
freedom to play the worship music I feel led to play. Many
times I just wake up in the morning and start praising. My
worship time with the Lord gives me such strength for the
- Marianne Sweel
"I took guitar lessons from Jean for over five years.
She is wonderful and a very patient music teacher. She goes
out of her way to explain some of the difficulties of trying
to learn to play a musical instrument. I would highly recommend
her as a guitar teacher."
- Cathie Murphy
"I have recently started taking guitar lessons from
Jean and it has been a great experience. Jean is a very talented
musician and a wonderful teacher. The combination of her patience
and effective teaching format have really made the lessons
enjoyable. I highly recommend her lessons to students of all
- C. Manzanarez