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Jason K.

Guitar Sensei, Composer, Music Theorist/Historian, Awesome Professor

Pacific Palisades, CA (90272)

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Hey I'm Jason. I've been playing guitar and studying music theory and composition since I was 13. I graduated Crossroads High School in Santa Monica as a music major and recieved a fellowship to UCSB in Music Compisition.

I started giving guitar lessons when I was 16, mainly to kids at my high school. In college I picked up 8 personal students, and I began to craft a basic lesson template based which was customizable of course, on degree of experience. At the same time I started work at the Santa Barbara Rock Academy and I became the Lead Guitar instructor for the school. The students there were ages 6-14, at first I didn't know how I would do teaching middle and elementary school students, but I found that I loved it. I especially loved teaching the kids about modern music history.

Through all of this as a musician I worked as a session guitarist as well as band leader of multiple groups playing playing crowds of up to 30,000 people across the country. As a guitarist I became immersed in every style: Jazz, Shredding, Neo Classical, Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal, Country, Funk, Punk, Rockabilly, Folk. My personal favorite style is Progressive Rock.

As a guitarist and Composer my influences are Eddie Van Halen, Darrell Lance Abbot, Randy Rhodes, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Tosin Abasi, Alex Lifeson, Tony Iommi, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, George Russell...



I also tutor in History and Biology
As a composer I recieved multiple corwin awards for small ensemble, large ensemble and string quartet. Being a composer greatly improved my guitar playing and with all my guitar students I implement a good deal of compositional tools.

I absolutely love music history and with all musical subjects I teach I always provide historical context for techniques and influences of whatever player the student likes.

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Jason’s subjects

Homeschool:
Biology
History:
American History, Music History
Science:
Biology

Composition (Music)

I have a B.A in Music Composition from U.C.S.B. As a composer I've scored for Orchestra, Chamber ensembles, string quartets, woodwind quintets etc. Orchestration is a huge part of composing and I make sure the student knows the ranges and playability of phrases they write for a given instrument as well as how to paint with timbre and tone, to keep that in mind when composing as well as the evolution of a phrase and themes and structures of a piece

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since I was 13 years old and teaching guitar since I was 16. I teach the following styles: Jazz, Metal, Progressive, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Punk, Rockabilly, Neo Classical. I graduated as a guitar major in high school and a music composition major in college.

Music History

I started studying modern music history on my own when I was 14, mainly western vernacular traditions. In college as a Music Major I took 2 years of music history spanning the origins of western music with gregorian chant to 12 tone music of schoenberg as well as the works of Stravinsky, Bartok, Webern etc.

Songwriting

I have been writing and performing songs for over a decade. With students I have them analyze the structures of songs they love as well as melodic and lyrical themes and give them the tools to create their own songs.

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Education

UCSB

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 20 miles of Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

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