Jason Martin

Jason M.

San Diego, CA
Everything Jason Teaches

Levels taught:

    Jason teaches

    4 & Up
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    January 1996

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    Jason passed a background check on 09/20/2014 that included the following:
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    Average response time

    1.0 hour

    About Jason


    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.


    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.


    Associate or Arts in Music and Business

    Aug 1997 - Aug 1999
    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Associate of Arts in Music and Business

    Aug 1997 - Aug 1999
    KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage

    Languages Spoken


    Fluent / Native Proficiency


    First Aid

    Jun 2012
    American Red Cross

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


    Endorsement from G7th The Capo Company

    Jan 2015
    G7th The Capo Company

    Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06

    Jun 2010


    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    Jun 2007

    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.

    Write a Review

    30 Reviews on Jason M.

    Linh B. Jun 26, 2015
    Guitar · In studio
    Verified Student
    I've taken several lessons with Jason and highly recommend him! He is very patient, easy going, and goes at the student's pace. He's a great guitar player and he will work with you to achieve your goal. I leave each lesson learning a few new songs.
    Victor Jun 25, 2015
    Banjo · In studio
    Jason is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. I don't have any musical background whatsoever, but he quickly got me started learning to play banjo and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this teacher.
    Rosa Z. Jun 1, 2015
    Ukulele · Online
    Verified Student
    We were new to the whole online, private lesson world and only tried as a test for our 10 yr-old son. He has now been working with Jason for several months now and shows no signs of stopping. Our son is progressing, has gained confidence and still seems to have fun. Jason is on time and if you cannot make a lesson he is flexible in rescheduling if given some notice. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Jason packs into his lessons without overwhelming the student. We highly recommend him!
    Jesse P. Apr 16, 2015
    Bass Guitar · Online
    Verified Student
    Great instruction the ultimate in patience. He has a way of teaching that really challenged and put me on a great path of learning. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
    Sidd A. Mar 26, 2015
    Flamenco Guitar · Online
    Verified Student
    Cool guy, really easy to work with, gifted, and does't waste time.
    Mindy R. Feb 13, 2015
    Piano · Online
    Verified Student
    Jason is a great teacher...patient, helpful and thorough. We recommend him highly!
    Diana C. Dec 19, 2014
    Banjo · Online
    Verified Student
    Jason is a great teacher! Very prompt and professional with our lessons. He's extremely knowledgeable, not only about the particular instrument, but with music and theory as well. I would highly recommend!
    Beth J. Oct 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.
    Chad H. Oct 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
    Linda C. Sep 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!