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Piano Lessons and Performance Coaching

Piano Lessons

Jerry Gowen offers private piano instruction in all levels from beginning to advanced, including adults. He began teaching piano in 1973 and currently offers private lessons in piano in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Jerry's principal piano teachers include Robert E. Hill, Dell Hitchcock, Roger Cushman and Thomas Brockman. In 1972, Gowen received a Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from Stetson University, with further piano pedagogy study at Jacksonville University.

Jerry Gowen has formerly taught at Waycross College, judged at the Eighth District Music Festival and been a judge for the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions. He is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Georgia Music Teachers Association.

Jerry's Studio Policies may be viewed and downloaded here. The 2011-12 Studio Calendar may also be viewed and downloaded here.

Performance Coaching

For those who want to further polish their performing and stage presentation skills, Jerry offers performance coaching for voice and all musical instruments.

Gowen's performing experience spans symphony orchestras to bluegrass bands across America and Europe. His career as an accomplished pianist, accompanist, conductor, and arranger, covers over 40 years in the music industry including over 7,000 hours of onstage performance time. As a member of Opryland USA's and Dollywood's audition teams, he has listened to hundreds of live auditions from performers from all over the nation. Jerry is a member of the four grand piano quartet, CristoFouri and is the pianist for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Jesup, Georgia.

Songwriting Coaching and Critiquing

In the 25 years that Jerry worked in Nashville, he was associated with many successful professional songwriters including Jamey Johnson (In Color), Annie Roboff (This Kiss), Marcus Hummon (God Bless the Broken Road), Larry Cordle (Highway 40 Blues), Richie McDonald (I'm Already There), John Rich (Redneck Woman), Skip Ewing (Rebecca Lynn), Jerry Salley (I'm Gonna Take That Mountain), Tim Nichols (Live Like You Were Dying), Craig Wiseman (The Good Stuff), Holly Lamar (Breathe), Jim Brown (It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere), Eric Silver (Without You), Tammi Kidd (Probably Wouldn't Be This Way), Bernie Nelson (Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind) and local writers, Jerry Roberson, Jack Evans, Jonathan Smith, Julie Wilde, and the late Don Gaughf.



 Jerry Gowen
P.O. Box 24478
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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