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Jason S.
Watertown, Massachusetts
Take your guitar lessons to the next level with a Harvard graduate
After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Paige, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love all the inspired by the greats, but as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun, and appreciate all types of music.
About Jason S.

I picked up a guitar when I was eight and became a blues/rock/funk guitarist over the years. After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I then returned to school at Berklee Music College, and later earned a Guitar Specialist Certificate from Berklee Music Online. I played in venues from Oregon to Vermont before moving to the Boston area in 2000, where I played professionally in a rock band around Boston and Massachusetts venues. Since 2003 I've also been a mental health counselor and have spent a lot of time teaching individuals with emotional difficulties who were clients of community mental health organizations. I currently run a community Jam/Open mic and am working towards earning a master’s degree in music therapy. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, John Lee H., Duane Allman, D. Betts, Prince, Eric Gales, Mississippi John Hurt, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Norman Blake... I love to jam and improvise guitar solos inspired by the greats, and as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun and appreciate all types of music. I love great guitar playing within great SONGS—I'm a lyricist and composer myself. I grew up listening to a lot of The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, U2, and am still a Michael Jackson fan. I've studied all kinds of rock, blues, funk, bluegrass, and jam band styles. I've been learning and teaching the guitar most of my life, so I can not only teach you what you want to learn, but I can also teach how to learn what you want to learn going forward. *** Lesson Details *** I'm attentive in listening to what you want, finding where your strengths are, and partnering with you to support you in learning things that you might not pick up by yourself or on YouTube. I've taught people of all ages and abilities from children age 7 to adults in their 60s. I evaluate how you best learn, take in how you most enjoy learning and structure the lessons accordingly. The lessons are always interactive, collaborative, and respectful of the musical partnership - Oh yeah, and we'll make them fun too! ***Parents can sit in on lessons*** *** Studio Equipment*** I can provide an acoustic or electric guitar (with amplifier) for the lesson.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Avatar of the tutor
Jason S.
Watertown, Massachusetts
Take your guitar lessons to the next level with a Harvard graduate
After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Paige, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love all the inspired by the greats, but as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun, and appreciate all types of music.
About Jason S.

I picked up a guitar when I was eight and became a blues/rock/funk guitarist over the years. After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I then returned to school at Berklee Music College, and later earned a Guitar Specialist Certificate from Berklee Music Online. I played in venues from Oregon to Vermont before moving to the Boston area in 2000, where I played professionally in a rock band around Boston and Massachusetts venues. Since 2003 I've also been a mental health counselor and have spent a lot of time teaching individuals with emotional difficulties who were clients of community mental health organizations. I currently run a community Jam/Open mic and am working towards earning a master’s degree in music therapy. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, John Lee H., Duane Allman, D. Betts, Prince, Eric Gales, Mississippi John Hurt, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Norman Blake... I love to jam and improvise guitar solos inspired by the greats, and as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun and appreciate all types of music. I love great guitar playing within great SONGS—I'm a lyricist and composer myself. I grew up listening to a lot of The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, U2, and am still a Michael Jackson fan. I've studied all kinds of rock, blues, funk, bluegrass, and jam band styles. I've been learning and teaching the guitar most of my life, so I can not only teach you what you want to learn, but I can also teach how to learn what you want to learn going forward. *** Lesson Details *** I'm attentive in listening to what you want, finding where your strengths are, and partnering with you to support you in learning things that you might not pick up by yourself or on YouTube. I've taught people of all ages and abilities from children age 7 to adults in their 60s. I evaluate how you best learn, take in how you most enjoy learning and structure the lessons accordingly. The lessons are always interactive, collaborative, and respectful of the musical partnership - Oh yeah, and we'll make them fun too! ***Parents can sit in on lessons*** *** Studio Equipment*** I can provide an acoustic or electric guitar (with amplifier) for the lesson.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Had a great time. Looking forward to applying Jason's suggestions

Posted Oct 18, 2021

The rhythm exercises were VERY helpful

Posted Sep 28, 2011
Guitar Instructor
Sep 2003 - Present
Waverley Place, Advocates Inc., Jammin' With You, Take Lessons
I've taught guitar to people of all ages since 2003.
Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate
May 2011 - Aug 2012
Berklee
BA in Economics
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
Harvard

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Angela Lane
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30