I have been playing guitar since I was eleven years old. I took lessons for a short while but found them to be boring and slow. No teenager wants to spend hours playing Mary Had a Little Lamb! So for the most part I taught myself the old fashioned way: press pause, press play, press pause, press play and so forth. When I heard an interesting song or guitar solo I would always wonder "how did he do that?" and explore ways to both emulate and grow in my own style from other professional guitarists.
Soon I was playing in bands and studying music theory and mastering a variety of styles: jazz, classical, heavy metal, funk, blues and anything I could get my hands on. I started teaching guitar lessons in college and never looked back. I taught lessons at music stores, schools, churches and even a juvenile prison. My emphasis has always been on learning to play fun familiar tunes in a way that theory and technique blend in naturally. I don't encourage you to be a cookie cutter emulator, but rather to use the work of others as a diving board to plunge into your own creativity. I'll give you practical tips from a working musician about how to go from sitting on the edge of your bed to rocking out on stage.
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- Lead Guitar @ Buddha Two Piece10/2012 - Present
- Lead Guitar @ Kross Point2/2012 - 10/2012
- Lead Guitar @ Danger Field5/2010 - 7/2011
- Lead Guitar @ Tamm Jamm Blues Band5/2006 - 5/2007
- Historical Theology @ Concordia Theological Seminary2010 - 2012
- Theology @ Concordia Theological Seminary2003 - 2007
- English @ Concordia University-Ann Arbor2001 - 2002
- Liberal Arts @ Sinclair Community College1999 - 2001
Jason is an awesome guitar teacher for all skill levels!Dec 7th, 2012