Jermaine is a husband, father, musician, and entrepreneur. 

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, with humble beginnings, he always envisioned making an impact in the world.

His journey of entrepreneurship began at the age of 16, when he started Hear and Play Music, an instructional music company specializing in teaching piano by ear online. 

In the year 2000, with only $70 and a vision, he purchased the website name HearandPlay.com and launched the company that would not only change his life but hundreds of thousands of musicians around the world through his software, books, DVDs, and online training programs. 

Two decades later, his passion for music and helping others have influenced more than 2 million aspiring musicians who download his free online lessons every year and over 400,000 loyal students who receive his regular newsletters and correspondence.  

Jermaine has been featured on MSN’s “Top 10 Superstars Under 30,” Dun & Bradstreet’s “Top Young Entrepreneurs,” and Aetna’s “African American” Innovators, HGTV’s “House Hunters” and more. He’s met and been photographed with President Obama twice, has been invited to the White House, and serves on the board of the UCI Alumni Association and the Center for Applied Innovation.

He also helps small businesses and entrepreneurs increase their leads and sales by harnessing the power of marketing automation through his company, AutomationClinic.com. He also helps everyday people turn their skills, passions, and life’s story into profits through his company, BeginnerBusinessSchool.com.

In 2017, Griggs and his family sold their dream home and embarked on a yearlong trip around the world to 36 countries, documenting it all on their social media @GriggsGoneGlobal.

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November 12, 2020