Jason Williams

Jason W.

Chino Hills, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing guitar and creating music since I was 13 years old. Between playing for 17 years and teaching for 14, I have a lot of knowledge to pass on to my students. Whether you want to write your own music, read and transcribe music (learn by ear), learn to play your favorite songs or anything in between. I will help you reach your goals and become a more knowledgeable guitar player and musician while having fun in the process! Let's get started!

About Jason W.

I've been playing and studying guitar for 17 years as well as teaching for 14. I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist, a musical genius in my opinion, who made a huge impact on my playing. In the fall of 2007 I relocated to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute for guitar performance. I graduated in 2009 and have been playing, creating and teaching ever since.

Over the course of the last 10 years+ I've been a part of many different live performing bands. I currently work with my original bands Delphian and Smoke Hollow as well as composing/producing music for film and tv and of course, teaching! A full song from Smoke Hollow can be heard in the photo/video section below off of our debut album. Delphian can be seen and heard featured on screen in the major motion picture Mike Judge film “Extract”. I study, perform and have vast knowledge in the styles of blues, classical, country, folk, jazz, metal and rock n' roll. Everyday as I continue to grow as a teacher and musician, so does my love for the guitar and music as a whole. I very much enjoy sharing my knowledge and seeing each of my students progress and grow as musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson will be tailored exactly to what you want to learn. We can cover specific topics such as music theory, harmony and improvisation, but if you would prefer to just work on learning your favorite songs, that's precisely what we'll do. Let me know what you want to learn and it will be done. We'll monitor your progress to help reach your goals and most importantly, we will have fun while learning!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and electric guitars and basses, amps, cables, music stands, iMac with tons of recording hardware and software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own equipment. guitar, amp, and cables. Students should have their own guitar and amp.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock and metal, but I love to teach other styles like classical guitar, blues, jazz, and country to name a few.


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13 Reviews
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Jason is an AMAZING TEACHER!!! He is so fun and knowledgeable. I found him on Instagram. I was always admiring his guitar playing whenever I saw his videos. I reached out to him and I took my first lesson last week via Skype since I'm living in a different state. I'm looking forward to what he is gonna teach me next! Thank you so much Jason!

Posted May 10, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

I took several lessons with Jason and he is a very knowledgeable guitar teacher and he makes the learning experience a good one. He breaks down the teaching experience so even the most beginning student can understand it and he caters to his students individual needs.

Posted May 1, 2019
Lauren M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.

Posted Aug 7, 2015
Phoebe O.
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We started off with a different drum instructor who turned out to be very unreliable. I asked take lessons to provide me with someone with good reviews. Someone who is punctual and reliable, that's when we met Jason. Jason is a super amazing instructor who has incredible patience. My son Nathan has never had any musical education before. After taking lessons with Jason for about three months he has a vast knowledge in playing drums and reading music. Jason utilizes his time very productively during lessons with no rush. He even goes to the extent to recommend and suggest products that will help Nathan improve. He is very humble, sweet and trustworthy. My family is glad that he came along. Thank you Jason from all of us.

Posted Nov 7, 2014
Christi D.

Jason is a great,cool, and awesome guitar teacher. He has good taste in music and knows a lot of good ways of teaching me. I have improved a lot over the last few months since he came. My guitar solos are improving...and we have a lot of fun jamming. He is the BEST guitar teacher ever!

Posted Nov 3, 2014
Carmen C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jason is thorough, adaptable, patient, kind, and full of so much information. He is well worth every penny.

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Your Teaching

You are a great teacher. Very good energy and a wonderful way of expressing yourself. Thank you very much for being patient with me.Jason you teach like I feel a teacher should. Just gives me the work and leaves the results to me. No expectations. That I feel is the key to true happiness in life.Thank you.John

Posted Jan 17, 2012

I'm 30 years old and I've been playing guitar and taking lessons since I was a child. Jason is one of the best teachers I ever had. He's proactive and prepares for your lessons before you arive. I've been learning blues and theory from him and I've developed immensely in just a couple of lessons from Jason.

Posted Oct 19, 2011


Charlie has been having a great time learning from Jason. He always comes out of the lesson with a smile on his face and is very excited about what he learned and what he has to work on.

Posted Aug 30, 2011

Great Teacher!

Jason is a very knowledgeable teacher. He is enthusiastic and fun. He's able to understand what I want to learn and mold lessons to that while still keeping me on track with the long term goal of learning the guitar really well! I'm very happy with all the lessons I've gotten so far and look forward to what I'm going to learn next!

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Electric Guitar Lessons

Jason is an excellent instructor. He is patient and gives clear and concise instructions. Jason listens to what the student wants to learn and sets the lessons to acheive what the student is trying to learn. Jason pays attention to where the student needs correction and has the knowlege to give proper instruction. I look forward to my sessions and am learning at my anticipated rate.

Posted Feb 8, 2011

very good instructor...

My son is very happy attending his guitar lessons with Jason. Excellente instructor, I'm very satisfy.

Posted Jan 6, 2011


Jason is patient....knowledgeable....goes with the flow. He comes prepared with his plan and his ideas to help me reach my goals. Allows questions I have to shift the focus temporarily. On task and fun simultaneously!

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Photos & Videos

10 Photos & Videos


Nov 2015 - Present

Smoke Hollow

http://smokehollowband.com/music/ Years of experience come together in new power band SMOKE HOLLOW. With members John Exall, Dewey Bragg, Jason Williams, and Ralf Mueggler comes expertly crafted, contemporary good ole fashioned rockin metal. Formed in 2015, Smoke Hollow is currently putting finishing touches on their debut album to be released by the end of the year. Working with “The Wizard” Chris Collier (Lynch Mob, Prong, KXM, Korn)) Smoke Hollow’s sound of crushing drums, pounding bass, and enormous riffs with unforgettable melodies, will for sure uphold a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate. With a collective resume encompassing Texas Hippie Coalition, and Kill Devil Hill, this quartet will undoubtedly have listeners take pride in the experience that is Smoke Hollow, to deliver passionate, powerful and PURE heavy music.

Dec 2007 - Present




Music Performance
Oct 2007 - Mar 2009

Musicians Institute



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Performance
Mar 2009

Musicians Institute

Received one year certificate.


Jun 2016


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