Student Reviews


My son has taken guitar lessons from Joey Archer for two years. It has been a positive experience from beginning to end. Joey has the ability to motivate kids to practice and improve without seeming like a “bad guy”. I highly recommend him.


H. Family
I have two boys taking lessons from Jammin Music Studios and they love it. I have been so pleased with their progress, desire to learn & motivation to practice. What a great place to take lessons. Here is what my boy Parker said about his instructor Jon Balsley. Jon is the best instructor ever. He teaches you well and if you don’t get something right, he’ll help you with it. He is nice, helpful and fun. He has 2 really cool guitars!


T. Marie
Paul is an amazing guitar teacher! He makes the lesson so much fun! He teaches me songs I want to learn and what he wants me to learn! I’m glad that he is my guitar teacher:)


Simply amazing! We have two kids studying electric guitar under Joey Archer, and within the first month both have excelled. Joey has the ability to mentor kids to learn using no-nonsense methods and to progress rapidly. He lets the student pick the genre of music their interested in, and adapts the lessons at their pace but always introduces a new concept with each lesson. Did I already mention “Amazing Results”??


I am currently taking guitar lessons from Jon and am greatly enjoying it. He is a great teacher and is very good at communicating. Lucas Rodgers


I have been taking guitar lessons from Joey for over a year and not only have I learned lots about playing the guitar but I have also gotten to learn songs that I love listening to. It is great to be able to request songs that I want to learn and if I can’t think of one Joey always has a great idea for a song that is fun to play. I think it is probably the best place to learn to play the guitar.


Rachelle S.
My son Kyle has been taking electric guitar lessons from Paul for three weeks now and loves it. He says he is learning so much and practices every day so he is ready for his next lesson. Kyle says he wishes the lessons were longer because he likes it so much and can’t wait for his weekly lesson. All in all, we are very happy with Paul and the skill he is teaching our son.


I have been taking guitar lessons from Joey for a little more than a year, both at the studio and now from home, and have recommended him to multiple people. He’s been a great teacher, pushing me enough that I learn, but not overwhelming me to the point of frustration. I appreciate that he tailors the songs and lessons to my own particular taste and goals. It’s very motivating to learn my own favorite songs rather than just “London Bridge.” In addition to being a great, knowledgable teacher, he’s a really good guy so I don’t mind him coming to the house!


Highly Recommend for Guitar Lessons Joey Archer has been teaching our almost 10 year old daughter guitar for almost three years now, and we have been incredibly pleased with our experience. I have found Joey to be so easy to work with, he is absolutely great with children, and his passion for music and teaching just shine through. If you are looking for a talented teacher, I highly recommend Joey Archer and Jammin’ Music Studios.


Best Music Lessons in Olympia I can’t say enough about Joey and his studio. My 9 year old started guitar about 6 months ago and is having such a great experience that I find him practicing on his own way beyond the allotted time he is supposed to practice every day. Joey is not only talented, but also an intuitive teacher. He was able to work with my son’s perfectionist side and is helping him to not only be the best he can be, but also loosen him up so he isn’t afraid to try. My son not only looks up to Joey as a musician, but also really likes him and thinks he’s cool…which for a 9-year old boy is quite something!



I was completely new to stringed instruments when I began bass lessons with Joey. He had me up and able to play on worship team within the first few months. His skills as a teacher helped me achieve my goals with the electric bass all while feeling comfortable as an “older” student.
We wouldn’t choose anyone but Joey for bass lessons! Not only are his lessons backed by amazing talent, knowledge and skills, but he makes the lessons fun as well. We would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of improving their talents! You rock Joey! (And now…so does Josh! =)


Shannon D.
Crystal and Tiffany are the 2 new blessings in our household these days. My daughter fell in love with them both right away. She is 11. They have taught her in 6-8 weeks to do a guitar solo and sing with it. Her confidence is rising, and that is huge for her dad and I to see now that she is in middle school. Her 9 year old baseball playing brother saw all that she was doing and wanted to come along with his Ukelele last week. 10 minutes and the girls had him playing and he has not stopped since. He wants his own time now and wants to do vocals. This is big that he trusts these girls. He doesn’t even sing in front of me. This is divine intervention for sure. We love you 2. You are not only teachers to our children, but mentors as well, thank you.


Jennifer Sherman
Crystal and Tiffany are a wonderful mixture of positive energy and professionalism. They really seem to love what they do which makes it really fun. I saw improvement in my daughter’s voice and confidence after just a couple of lessons. I asked my daughter to describe why she would recommend them to others and she said “They are talented, funny, helpful and just plain awesome!” and I agree 100%.


Roxanne Byrd
I would highly recommend Crystal and Tiffiny for Vocal Lessons. Both have an extraordinary talent, and together they bring something special to our vocal lessons. My daughter and I leave each session feeling like we have improved our vocal talent, and feel inspired and encouraged. They are a gift and a blessing to us, and we are very much enjoying our weekly lessons with them. If you are looking for excellent instruction, you can’t do better than this dynamic duo!



Angela Cruz
Love, Love, Love Miss Alex!! My son started lessons with her roughly a year ago & what a wonderful year it has been! She really does a GREAT job at keeping her students interested, challenged, & encouraged to keep moving forward!! We are amazed at my sons progress! Would highly recommend her for piano!


Dennis Williams is a fantastic piano teacher. He is patient and kind. My daughter Emma really enjoys having him as her instructor and recently described her experience as “awesome.” I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for a teacher.-Lori


Crystal H.l
I have two daughters taking piano lessons and they both love Alex. Practicing isn’t a chore but something they do without being asked because their love for music has grown so much. We highly recommend her!