Who is Jeff Myers and what is J&B Studio? Why does Jeff think he is better than my brother who plays a mean Guitar Hero?
Jeff Myers has been involved in music and in teaching for a very long time. Jeff started playing guitar at the age of 7. He joined his first band in middle school. They were called Action and Reaction and played mainly Beatles and Beach Boy tunes. In high school Jeff joined the well known regional country band Joe Taylor & the RedBirds. He moonlighted with a few friends in a heavy metal band called RELEASE who played original material along with a few cover tunes. At this time Jeff got to play with renowned local drummer Phil Henschen who has played with City Lights for a number of years. After graduating from North Side High School, Jeff went to Ball State University where he received a Music Education Area K-12 degree. He also minored in classical guitar.
After returning home to Fort Wayne in 1984 he was asked to join a local band called Headwind and played lead guitar and sang until 1994. During this time he also began leading music for St. Jude Church Bible School and continues today. He also began playing guitar sing-alongs with the young children at Bunche Montessori. Initially it was for his daughters classrooms and later for his sons pre-school/kindergarten class. The eldest daughter is now minoring in jazz piano at DePauw University and the middle child is majoring in classical flute performance at the University of Minnesota.
In 1994 Jeff and another band mate Mike Snyder started the band called The Answer Band. Mike died of cancer a year later and the band continued in his name until the end of 2008 when Jeff retired from performing and began teaching guitar lessons to wonderful students like you.
Jeff continues to help at St. Jude’s with special events such as the May crowning, Blessing of the Animals , Confirmation and others when available. Actually there is more…for the past 4 or 5 years he has led the music for the Youth masses at St. Jude as well as taught guitar classes at Bunche/Towles Schools for 4th, 5th & 6th grade classes for the last 10 years. Because of all these commitments he hasn’t been able to answer yes to the question always posed to him…Do you give guitar lessons? Due to retiring from the band and the two oldest children off to college, the answer is now YES!
Lessons are $15/half-hour and there are still openings on Monday, Tuesdsay, and Wednesdays. Call Jeff at 260-484-1664 or email him at Jeff@JandBStudio.net for more details.