Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. He instructs students, ages 5 to 85 years old, in music theory, guitar, bass guitar and acoustic guitar. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student’s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.
Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Americana, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Robert Johnson as well as a selection of pop music such as Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey. He even has familiarity with country music, if that is what the students want.
Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the world’s finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.
Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.
His students have a lot of fun and success with their instrument soon after starting the lessons.
Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.
His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.