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Jacob Staron Music

Tutoring in Honolulu

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Welcome to The Music Garden,

Where Music Grows."

I am an experienced music teacher with a degree in music performance from the University of Northern Iowa. I have been teaching private music lessons for over 15 years and specialize in teaching young beginners, as well as intermediate musicians looking to broaden their skill set and deepen their musical understanding

I offer private music lessons for all ages and abilities.


Connect with me today to learn more!


Music Education in the following...










Music Theory

"If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary."

Robert Schumann


My music lesson packages include the following...

-HI state taxes
-customized lesson plan
-supplemental sheet music
-weekly progress reports
-free parking for studio students
-travel costs for in-home students
-access to sheet music and song catalogue
-performance recommendations & advice


Music studio is located in my home

in the Kaimuki area

'Try it out"

   a single 45 min. session to experience learning from Jake and see if it is the right fit for you


 "Music Lesson Packages"

 Weekly 30 min in studio or online lessons. Customized to fit your schedule and help you reach your musical goals!


 "Accelerated Music Lesson Packages"


 60 min in studio lessons. Made to fit your schedule and for optimum progress.


Connect with me today to learn more

and start your music journey!


Premium instrumental music lessons offered directly in your home for optimum comfort and convenience. 

Family and multi-student rates are available.

All ages and abilities accepted. 

Starting prices based on Honolulu area homes and are all inclusive of travel fees and expenses. 

Please inquire if outside of the Honolulu area.

"Family Pack In-Home Lesson Package"

this lesson bundle is made for families with 2+ students and includes two or more 30 min private

music lessons in your home. 

 Made for ultimate convenience for you and your family. 

 family sessions starting at $100 

"In-Home Group Lesson Package"

45 min group music classes in your home on ukulele, guitar, violin, or cello for 2-5 students

 Made for ultimate convenience for you and your family. 

Group lessons starting at $100  

"the Musicians In-Home Lesson Package"

75 minute private music lessons in your home, designed for intermediate or adult students, ultimate convenience and advanced progress. 


Connect with me today to learn more

and to start your music journey!

In-Home Learning Pod



Musicians who are actually good teachers are hard to find. But Jake possesses both qualities of being a good musician and a teacher. It became clear to me very quickly from the first class that he was an experienced instructor for all levels. Just how he communicated the material to an absolute novice was impressive; he knew how to deconstruct the subject that was easily understandable. I started looking for a music teacher when my daughter received a used guitar as a birthday gift, and was introduced to Jake through my neighbor. I am very pleased that my daughter is being exposed to music from such a young age and through an excellent teacher. We hope to continue learning from Jake as long as possible.

Daniel S

I have known Jacob Staron professionally and personally for the past three years.  He was my son’s music teacher and instructed him from the very beginning of his taking up the String Bass.  During the several years he taught my son he helped him to acquire the dexterity needed to play the instrument with both bowing and pizzicato, and to become familiar with music notation.  Later on my son also learned how to play the electric bass, and Jacob helped him with sight-reading and basic music theory.  He was an excellent teacher, and a fine mentor for my son.   He also helped us with a repair.  During the time Jacob taught my son he was an excellent and professional instructor, and a positive influence.  It has been my pleasure knowing him!




Jake is an amazing music teacher and an amazing human being in general. He is super committed to helping you improve and getting you where you want to go. He’s kind, patient, supportive and uber talented in anything music related from learning to play instruments to composing, theory, and live performance. He really tries to cater to exactly what YOU want in music. Love my time with Jake! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him for anyone wanting to up their game, nothing but great vibes.

Thomas K. 

Dear Mr. Jake, Thank you for teaching me how to play the violin. It was difficult, well anyway, I got through my problems. It was fun to play the violin! The first time I was of course nervous, but then I started playing violin and I got more fearless!

Terushi, age 6

Benefits of music in your child's life...


Simply....“Music connects people”.  It may be a cliche' phrase, but in this case it does wonders for keiki minds. Young children love dancing, singing & pantomime. They repeat what they hear and see, and usually like to share it with others. Music develops children’s verbal and motor skills, it gives them confidence and energy to explore the world around them and share it with others. Perfect way to get those shy kids out of their shell.

Giving your keiki the opportunity to learn an instrument can be highly beneficial for their motor skills. Music education that starts at a very young age can do wonders for brain development. Learning a string instrument, for example, can improve left and right hand coordination in children. Similarly, playing the piano, while simultaneously pressing the pedal and reading notes, is an excellent practice for hand-eye coordination and agility. On the other hand, just dancing and singing develops children’s overall body coordination along with socialization.


One of the more surprising benefits since it's usually seen as opposite subjects is... music and math. These are two sides of the same coin. Reading and counting music actually requires understanding of fractions, division and keeping rhythm. Ongoing music playing improves these skills and develops logical thinking. What’s also interesting is that the same part of the brain is responsible for spatial skills, also required for understanding math.

Do you want live music entertainment geared

towards kids for your next party or event?

Contact me today!



Jacob Staron is a Honolulu, Hawai'i based songwriter, composer, teacher and performer.

His music ranges widely from classical, jazz & folk.

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