Hey there! My name is Jake and I’d love to work with you on your new or ongoing musical journey. My musical life has taken me around the world and allowed me to explore many different styles of music and venues to make music in. I’ve done solo tours as a singer-songwriter, conducted workshops both in the US and Europe in the areas of songwriting, improvisation, and interdisciplinary work between musicians and dancers/actors, and composed and performed countless original scores for the theatre. I am both self-taught and formally trained, having studied with private guitar instructors in my younger days and am a current MFA student in Composition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. This mixed background has helped me learn music and learn HOW TO learn music from both a formal and more personally constructed pedagogy. We can go over all the basics of the guitar and electric bass, get rock solid on our fretboard theory and fundamentals of how music is constructed but I also specialize in working from a more holistic place. I will work with YOU and find what we need to do to develop your voice rather than just learn what others may feel you “need” to know in order to be a “real” musician. If this sounds like the right fit for you, let’s Zoom together and see where the music takes us!
Jake Sorgen is a Chicago-based Songwriter/Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist whose work in the areas of lyrical songwriting, improvised music, contemporary composition, and theatrical scoring is renowned for its inventive harmonies and economical impacts in sound and story. He has released 4 albums of lyrical songs Sudden Myth (2012), In Transit (2013), less. (2016), and American/English (2018) all released on I Am Them. Records, weaving modernist narratives, improvisational techniques, and Alt-Americana songcraft all throughout.
From 2014-2019 he served as Composer in Residence and Artistic Associate for the American Theatre Wing award-winning Rogue Theatre in Tucson, AZ and has written for theatre and dance companies in Boston, Tucson, Chicago, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Jake holds a BA from Emerson College and is a current MFA student in Music Composition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Private lessons available in acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, songwriting, and theory!
- Monday:09:00 am to 04:00 pm
- Tuesday:09:00 am to 04:00 pm
- Wednesday:09:00 am to 04:00 pm
- Thursday:09:00 am to 04:00 pm
- Friday:09:00 am to 04:00 pm