Jason Jacob

Jason J.

Valhalla, NY

About Jason J.

Background check: Last verified 03/20/2017
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Jason teaches: Ages 3 and up
Teaching since: September 2003
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and has performed at various festivals including the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently received an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase with Frederic Hand. Jason is passionate about teaching guitar to all ages. He has received Suzuki guitar training at the Frank Longay Conservatory of Guitar and is qualified to teach the method to children as young as three years old and older.

Jason is equally as proficient in Rock/Metal as he is in Classical and World music styles. He has studied rock music at various institutes such as the "National Guitar Workshop" in New Milford Connecticut.

Jason has been teaching guitar for over ten years.

*** Lesson Details ***
Do you want to raise your level of guitar playing to the next level? Are you a complete beginner and would like to learn the basics like: chords, scales, and how to read music? Do you want to learn music theory? I can teach you all of these things. I am classically trained as well as trained in a wide variety of other genres of music. I am passionate about teaching you what YOU want to learn. I have taught students as young as three years old and as old as sixty! I can teach all levels of players from beginners to advanced . My goal is to find what you most enjoy about guitar playing and music and help you to develop it. I encourage my students to find their musical voice through their own personality, aptitude and individuality.

I teach various methods, which depends on what the student wants to learn. I am a firm believer in building proper technique. This is crucial for the Rock player as well as the Classical player.

*** Studio Equipment ***
lessons in studio with music stand, books, acoustic guitar(s), Electric guitar(s), amplifier, Cords.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide Music, Staff Paper, Music Stands. Will bring travel amp if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience as well as training in Suzuki method. I have experience teaching Classical/Rock/Metal/Pop/Folk

Photos and Videos

An arrangement of Fiddler on the roof songs for fingerstyle guitar

9 Reviews on Jason J.

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John Aldrich Jul 30, 2015
Verified Student · Ukulele · Online
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H. Jul 21, 2014
Verified Student · Classical Guitar · Online
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.
Ernest S. Mar 11, 2014
Verified Student · Classical Guitar ·
1st Lesson

My 1st lesson with Jason was very relaxed & professional. I learned more in 45 minutes than the last 5 months on my own in regards to reading music, rhythm, timing and playing the notes on the staff. He is very patient and knowledgeable. His diversity in music provides an understanding of where you are at and where you want to go with music. I look forward to my next lesson with Jason.

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Kevin P. Dec 18, 2012
Verified Student · ·
Jason knows the classical guitar.

I have been teaching myself for the past 1 1/2 year using an online course. Although it is a beginner course Jason has chosen to use the content of that course. He has been able to take the music and increase the skill level to an intermediate level. He has also introduce me to the modern guitar music that this course would not address. Lessons were so helpful I initially increased my sessions from 30 min. up to 45 and then up to the full hour.
KathyM1 Mar 31, 2012
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Tim McKeon

Jason is extraordinary!!! My husband loves taking lessons from him and he would like to continue!!! Thank you for connecting us to Jason!!! He is first rate in every way. Extremely knowledgeable
peterm Jan 28, 2012
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great patients

jason is a great teacher for me, he has a lotof patients while teaching me to use proper finger location
ArthurG Oct 23, 2011
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Jason is an extremely talented and versatile musician and highly skilled at diverse teaching methods that bring this student to the desired improved level of playing style and capability.
ChrisP2 Dec 18, 2010
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Excellent, Patient Teacher

It's really a pleasure working with Jason. He's knows his stuff and has a good way of conveying his knowledge.I will re-up with "Take Lessons" because of my experience with him.
PatriciaP May 3, 2010
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great fun teacher

Fun, patient teacher.. Super flexible with scheduling lessons, which is awesome!!Sometimes needs to be refocused to what I'm doing.In general, I'm very pleased with how my lessons are going.
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