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Jason P.

College Level Teaching Experience

Glen Cove, NY (11542)

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I hold a Doctorate (DMA) on the classical guitar and have many years of experience, including teaching guitar at Stony Brook University. I am well qualified to assist in tutoring at any level in the history or theory taught as high as the University level.

For learning the guitar, I find two things to be the most important:

1. Musicianship. This includes understanding the theoretical elements of music and also developing the ability to listen to music in a constructive way.

2. Technique. It is extremely important to be able to play any instrument in the most efficient a manner possible. A musician with good technique is someone who seems to an audience to have the ability to play effortlessly.

As an educator I try to work with all of my students on these two things, no matter what style they prefer to learn. I have experience teaching and performing in a variety of styles including rock, blues, folk, jazz, and classical. I teach any age group and can tailor to the needs of the student. I try to make the lessons fun, but always with the purpose of improving.

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Jason’s subjects

Music History
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory


I hold a Doctorate in Classical Guitar, although I am able to teach any of the following styles:
Classical, Jazz, Popular, Folk, and Rock
There is an emphasis on music reading and technique, although tablature is also encouraged and used.
Lessons include scales, chords, reading, technique, and learning popular music.

Music Theory

All Levels from Secondary Education through Higher Education

note reading
rhythm reading
key signatures
Major and minor scales
chord spelling
secondary dominant chords
borrowed chords
augmented six and Neapolitan chords

And everything in between!

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State University of New York @ Fredonia

SUNY Stony Brook University (Master's)

SUNY Stony Brook University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 10 miles of Glen Cove, NY 11542.

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