Jenelle Roccaforte

Guitar, Upright Bass, Electric Bass

Jenelle Roccaforte is a professional music teacher and performing musician who is committed to providing a well-rounded education in music and the study of the guitar. She was raised in a family of musicians who influenced and encouraged her to pursue her passion and education in the music industry. For the past seven years, she’s been teaching in the San Jose area and professionally performing throughout California. She’s studied at San Jose State in their Jazz Performance program, and the California Jazz Conservatory. She’s classically trained with a focus in Jazz guitar, and well versed in many different musical styles including rock, blues, R&B, funk, and Latin.

Jenelle works with all age levels, and tailors a curriculum to suit their needs. She finds much joy in watching students learn and grow musically. Lessons material will cover reading music, technique, scales, chords, rhythm, ear training, vocal accompaniment, improvisation, and varying repertoire. In addition, Jenelle has organized recitals for her students as part of the learning process.

Jenelle has a great ability to connect with students and keep them excited and motivated about learning guitar.

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"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA

"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA