Jason M.

Jason M.

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23 Reviews
San Diego, CA

About Jason M.

Background check: Last verified 09/20/2014
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Jason teaches: Males 1 and up
Females 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 1 hour

Overview

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned!

Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. 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.

This year Jason was also the Music Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwriting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.

Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.

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 Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.


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 worlds finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!


Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.
Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Jason is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual.



*** Studio Equipment ***
ESP KH2 "skully" Kirk Hammett signature model Electric
Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature model Electric
Schecter SLS Blackjack Special Edition Avenger with ©Sustainiac
Schecter Blackjack ATX 7-string
Jackson Randy Rhodes V
Fender '51 Pawn Shop Series
Epiphone Banjo
Mahalo Ukulele
Savannah Ukulele
M. Acoustic
G&L S-500 custom Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "banjo" Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "guitar"
Fender Squire John 5 signature model
Epiphone 12-string
Nylon Classical
Yamaha Acoustic (left and right handed)
Voyage-Air Guitar Acoustic
Fender Squire Bass
Dean Vendetta Electric
Dean Dime Razorback
B.C. Rich Warlock
Yamaha Keyboard
ProTools LE
Guitar Pro 6
Tascam CD-GT2
KRK Rokits speakers
Line 6 AXSYS212 Amp
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Cry Baby Wah
Digitech Whammy/Bad Monkey/Death Metal/Grunge pedals
Ibanez Chorus/Flanger Delay/Echo
Line 6 Backtrack
Drum sticks and practice pad
Multi-angle cameras for online students

*** Travel Equipment ***
Voyage-Air Guitar (Acoustic)
Laptop with ProTools/Backtrack or Guitar Pro 6
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Various guitars depending on project or mood.

*** Specialties ***
piano, guitar, music theory, music, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,

Photos and Videos

Jason M introduces himself to you and let's you know a little bit about what he works on and how he can help you.

Experience

Music Director Jul 2010 - Present
Day Jams, Rock Music Band Camp

As a guitar instructor, I moved my way up to teaching multi-instruments, clinics and rec eventually leading to become a music director for the camp. Duties included teaching, songwriting, recording, performance, and overall view of what it's like to be in a real band. Camp is ages 7-15.

Education

Associate of Arts in Music and Business Aug 1997 - Aug 1999
KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage

Languages Spoken

English Professional Proficiency

Certifications

First Aid Jun 2012
American Red Cross

Non music related. Took class for certification to work for kids for rock camp.

Awards

Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 Jun 2010
ASCAP

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jun 2007
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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23 Reviews on Jason M.

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Beth J. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Jason has been teaching my son for about 6 weeks now. My son head dyslexia and other special needs that make learning difficult. Jason has done a wonderful job teaching and sparking my child's joy in music! Excellent teacher. Highly recommended.
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Chad H. October 20, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Jason is an amazing teacher very informative knows his stuff 100% would recomend him to anyone looking to learn to play AWESOME TEACHER
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Linda C. September 22, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Jason is very prompt with lessons and always prepared. He meets me at my level of competence and also brings me beyond my comfort zone, so I feel I am learning quickly and challenging myself. He is patient and encouraging. I would not be progressing on the ukulele so well without him!
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Ron G. July 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jason is really good! I am a beginner and he is patient and has great teaching techniques. He clearly knows all aspects of music and is serious about teaching. Highly recommend him.
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Jeremy Z. July 8, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
He's super friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I'm really enjoying my work with Jason!
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Amy H. June 19, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful guitar teacher. Both my sons enjoyed taking lessons from him. He was very patient and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
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Steve A. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great teacher!!!

When I started my guitar lessons on Skype I wasn't sure how well it would work out. It has been perfect. Jason is easily able to correct my playing even when I don't realize I have made a mistake. And the lessons are convenient. Jason has been a great teacher and knows so much about the guitar and music. He is a mass of knowledge. It's amazing. He has tailored each lesson to my needs and I couldn't recommend him enough.
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Anne C. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
good ideas and flexible

I asked Jason to listen to my playing and give me some feedback. He gave me some very good pointers as how to improve my playing. Like holding the note longer on my fingerpicking. He showed me some fingering to make it easier to change chords. He is very pleasant attentive and flexible. I really enjoy him as a teacher.
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Susan D. February 13, 2014
Banjo
Verified Student
Well organized site

Jason is both patient and professional. My schedule and practice have not been consistent, even so he has been upbeat and encouraging. This is very helpful for a 54 year old athlete trying to become a banjo player!
Thanks Jason...
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Francis V. February 3, 2014
Ukulele
Verified Student
Highly recommended!

Our 6 year old daughter loved her Ukulele lessons with Jason and has made great progress with him. Highly recommended!