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ABOUT THE TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Jason Berman is an NYC based musician with over 20 years of teaching experience. His qualifications include a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from Five Towns College, a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Studies from Southern Illinois University, a Certificate of Completion from Berklee College of Music, Full Scholarship. He has studied and performed professionally in many styles of music including jazz, classical, rock, metal, blues, funk, and hip hop. He has trained with some of the best musicians in the world including Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Fareed Haque, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Rogine, and Dr. Felipe Salles.

 

Jason  is the founder and primary composer of jazz/hip hop band Sibling as well as a former member of heavy metal band Hellshot. He also performs as a jazz guitarist for numerous groups and ensembles in and around New York City. He has played with or opened for Talib Kweli, Fishbone, Styles P, Denzil Porter, Shinobi Ninja, Quantum Split, and Kyla Moscovich.

 

One of his teaching strengths is his ability to connect with students and cater lessons to each individual's needs and aspirations. He has taught all ages and all levels of playing.  Whether a complete beginner or a seasoned guitarist looking to expand their playing, Jason can help you become a better musician. 

EDUCATION

Five Towns College

Master of Music in Jazz Performance, 2008


Southern Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2005


Berklee College of Music

Guitar Summer Session Certificate, 2003

SPECIALTY

  • Guitar - All Levels

  • Ukulele

  • Music Theory 

  • Music History 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Awarded Tony Mottola Certificate of Excellence by Peter Rogine

  • Recorded promotional material for Converse

  • Worked on several jazz projects with acclaimed saxophonist Ken Fowser

LANGUAGES

  • English

EXAM PREPARATION

JASON BERMAN

GUITAR TEACHER