- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Jason Kohler is a guitarist and composer living in New York City.
Originally from Southeastern Massachusetts, he studied jazz guitar and composition at UMass from 2007-2010; graduating at the top of his music class. He relocated to NYC in 2015 and has been active in the city’s music world since. Jason can often be found playing original music on a regular basis and also performs in musicals, classical ensembles, weddings, children’s sing-a-longs, and alongside singer-songwriters.
He has had the opportunity to work with musicians such as Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi as well as touring members of Atmosphere, Dessa, Weezer, Daughters, and the Dear Hunter amongst others. His bands have shared the stage with national acts such as Thomas Pridgen, Moon Tooth, Bent Knee, KRS One, Bad Rabbits, Sworn Enemy, Talib Kweli, Gavin Castleton, Birds in Row, Nappy Roots, Hollywood Undead, and Kayo Dot amongst others.
As a teacher, Jason is warm, friendly, and funny. Expect to discover new music, play your favorite music, and laugh in your lessons!
My son Dana started learning the guitar with Jason when he was in 5th grade. If it had not been for Jason's enthusiasm and patience, I don't know how far Dana would have come but he ended up loving it. Jason encouraged him and let him play what he wanted - while also teaching him the basics. It made learning fun. Dana is now in 10th grade and in the school Jazz band playing the guitar still and loving it. I highly recommend Jason as a teacher!+ Read More
Jason is a fabulous teacher. He has spent numerous hours with our son, starting at age 4, teaching him basics and really just feeding his interest in music and performing. Jason couldn't be more patient and engaging, especially with early learning. We are very lucky to have found Jason and look forward to more lessons soon.+ Read More
Jason is truly excellent. My husband and I decided to do guitar lessons for our two girls who are 9 and 7 and were fortunate enough to have landed Jason. He is amazingly patient and manages to keep my two busy girls captivated for an hour every week. In fact, Friday guitar lessons are one of the highlights of their week. He has covered basics and in just a few lessons has the girls strumming parts of a few of the songs they love. I highly recommend Jason! He has gone above and beyond and completely exceeded our expectations.+ Read More
Jason' s a fine guitarist, a knowledgeable well trained musician , a good teacher who patiently works with you to advance your playing skills, and a really good guy. If he can teach me, he can teach people of all ages and levels, and you'll have a pleasant/enjoyable time working with him.+ Read More