jason valesio

jason V.

Los Angeles, CA

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jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2002

My name is Jason and I am a piano player, guitar player, composer, songwriter, and producer specializing in writing music for film, TV, commercials, and multimedia applications. I studied music theory, composition, arranging, orchestration, and songwriting at the Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in Film Scoring with a piano principle.

Simply put, I believe that above all, learning and playing music should be fun.
For as long as I remember, my life has revolved around music. Over the years, I have found music to be my greatest source of pleasure, inspiration, and wonderment. I believe that music has the power to enrich and nourish our lives in ways that nothing else can. As your tutor, I hope to instill in you the same love and appreciation of music that has lived in me throughout my life.

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Experience

Composer
Aug 2012 - Present
Merlin Music

Producer/Engineer
Sep 2002 - Present
Self-Employed

Education

Film Scoring and Composition
Jan 2009 - Aug 2012
Berklee College of Music
Music Theory
Sep 2000 - May 2002
Rutgers University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
french
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best Short Film
Mar 2013
2013 Hoboken International Film Festival
2nd place Best Christian Rock Song
Jan 2008
2008 International Songwriting Competition

Affiliations

Society of Composers and Lyricists
Aug 2013

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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Broadcast Music Inc.
Feb 2007

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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angie C. Jun 17, 2015
Composition · In home

I was fortunate to find a teacher like Jason to teach me about music. He listened and learned about me and related his teaching style towards that. He is extremely knowledgable with a great attitude! Highly recommended!

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