Jason Menegio

Jason M.

Thomasville, NC

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn the fundamental concepts you need to understand and master music at your own pace. Topics of instruction will be pitch, rhythm, scales. intervals, chords, harmony.

Objectives:Read and write in musical notation; Play notes on a piano keyboard; Use scales, intervals, and chord; Write a melody.
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Jason teaches



Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
September 1997

I first began teaching when I was in undergraduate school as a music major. I was a teaching assistant for an introduction to music theory class. It was always encouraging for me to see people grow in their understanding of music and to apply that knowledge in a meaningful way. From that point on, I sought for further opportunities to teach others the wonders of music and how it could transform their life in such a meaningful way. This led me to work at a piano store near to the college as a beginner piano instructor and teaching guitar, bass guitar, and piano on my own through private instruction.

I've always saw teaching as an opportunity to share with others what was given to me in a judgment free way. I also know for myself that people learn in different ways and at a different pace. Because of that, I always take each student from where they're at and help them to grow in a way that is most natural for them. This helps the learning process become really enjoyable, which often results in retaining what we learn.

As for me, I began playing guitar at the ripe old age of 13. Later on, I picked up other instruments as well. I currently play for two different bands and take great pride and joy in doing so. I am also a lifelong learner and to continue to grow in my studies of music. It is my belief that as long as we are alive, it is an opportunity to grow. Won't you therefore join with me as we grow together in this journey of understanding.

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Jan 2015 - Present
Community Bible Church

Play acoustic, electric, and bass guitar for hymns and contemporary Christian music for two weekly services and other special occasions as assigned

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
First Baptist Church

Prepared and performed hymns and contemporary Christian music on acoustic and bass guitar for two weekly services as assigned

Majestic Music
Jan 1997 - Sep 2000
Private Music Instructor

Provide individual piano, guitar, and bass training for adolescents and adults

Plan individual lessons and overall schemes of work for pupils

Developing knowledge of materials and repertoire for students at different stages of their musical development

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Piano Instructor
Sep 1998 - Jun 1999
Family Melody Center

Provide beginner and intermediate piano instruction to children, adolescents, and adults

Plan individual student lessons plans determined of personal interests and level of performance development

Teaching Assistant
Sep 1997 - Jun 1998
State University of New York

Teaching Assistant for Foundations of Music

Assisted with grading of theory homework, ear training, and leading tutoring sessions


BA: Psychology/Music
Jan 1996 - Dec 1999
State University of New York; College at Stony Brook


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Home studio

Let's learn the major scale in second finger position!
Introduction to arpeggios in the second finger position
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7 Reviews

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Rachel Oct 14, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

My daughter had a great first lesson. I can't wait to see how much she improves with her new teacher, Jason

Tori V. Jul 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Jason was very nice. Worked well with Tori. Very patient & creative. Looking forward to years of lessons for Tori.

Barbara Jan 25, 2016
· In studio

One of the lasting joys of life is being able to sit down in your living room alone and play your guitar or keyboard. And you can play for the rest of your life. Now that is a bargain. Jason Menagio can help you make that dream come true with his passion for playing and teaching. Once you get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that accompanies learning to play music, just like a hole in one on the golf course, no one can take it away. I have taught for 50 years and recognize in Jason a unique ability to not only teach the fundamentals, understand the psychology behind it, but also to feel the passion of music. That sets him apart.

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Bert Jan 19, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

I have been playing music with Jason at Community Bible Church since 2015. He has a big heart for music and is a pleasure to work with.

He is a consummate professional and would be a great music teacher. I would highly recommend him for lessons!

Jason M. Jan 13, 2016
Guitar · Online

Jason is a great instructor and really helped me to understand chord shapes and how to apply them to the songs I wanted to play. I would highly recommend him to others who want to learn guitar and grow to be a better musician.

Josh Jan 12, 2016

Jason is a very solid technical player. His knowledge of music theory and stage experience make him a valuable resource for students. Combine that with his diligent work ethic and love of music and you can't miss with this guy!

Jon Jan 11, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Jason is a great player and will help students develop their skills and get to the next level! Give him a call!!

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