Jason has been playing the guitar for about 25 years and has performed at numerous festivals around the UK and has toured internationally. He holds degrees from Southampton and Sussex Universities: Music (BA HONS) and Music and Sonic Media (MA distinction), where his focus was composition and music production. Currently, he co-runs a Brighton-based experimental music night, record label and radio show and is set to begin a PhD in music composition later this year.
Jason teaches guitar, composition and music production and his lessons are designed around the needs and aspirations of each student. He believes that guitar study in the folk and popular traditions should be based on improvising, writing one’s own parts and playing by ear – rather than reading and memorisation. So he encourages students to start immediately, playing basic solos and writing riffs from the first lesson! Lessons are held at his home studio in Brighton Marina or over Zoom and lessons at the student’s house are possible depending on time and location.