Jason Rivera

Jason Rivera

5.0 (7)
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Here are some of the student reviews I've received:

"My 15yo son is really enjoying his piano lessons with Jason. He makes things easy to understand & is somehow motivational. After the last lesson, my son practiced on his own without any prompting or reminding from me. Thank you." - Oralia B.

"I've been getting guitar lessons from Jason for over six years. I highly recommend him for both beginners, as was I, as well as for more experienced players who want to further their skills. Jason has a vast knowledge of all things musical, from theory to his ability to play multiple instruments to his composition work.

In addition to Jason's other qualities as a teacher is his eminent patience, a must for any teacher!" - Janet K.

"Jason has been teaching my 5 1/2 year old girl to play the piano and it’s really given her confidence and the ability to read music. Jason has the persistence to teach beginners and the great personality that keeps his students interested and involved. I wanted my daughter to be exposed to music to help with increasing her interest in Math and being exposed to reading and writing music has enhanced her knowledge and self-confidence in life overall. Thank you Jason!" - Gena B.

I thoroughly enjoy sharing my musical knowledge and experiences with my students. Within my lessons, I strive to create a learning environment that is fun and positive but also pushes students to grow as musicians and develop their craft.

I have been teaching music for over seven years. My approach is to provide students with important foundational elements and practical techniques within the context of learning and writing music that they have a passion for.

I am an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. I have had my music broadcast worldwide during the El Clásico pre-game show, collaborated with members of the legendary hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, and toured the United States as a performer.

An original song that I co-wrote was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition. I also gained international attention in 2014 when, along with vocalist and collaborator Aria Pullman Ostrander, I won the beIN the Beat competition, and was flown to Miami to record at the legendary Hit Factory Criteria studio. This live recording was broadcast during the Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona soccer game.

My music has received radio play on KCSN (88.5 FM) and The Independent FM. And my achievements have been profiled in Voyage LA Magazine, Buzzbands.LA, The Deli Magazine, Arena Music, Care2Rock, Skillshare, and WeHeartMusic.

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North Hollywood, CA 91605
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Guillermo Trevino

    I cannot say enough positive things about Jason. I started classes on acoustic guitar with him late last year and it has been well worth the subscription fee. He is very talented and makes the classes very interactive and fun. He makes himself available via email to answer any questions and his teaching skills are fantastic! I am hoping to have my son take classes with him once he is a bit older. We’ll be a dad and son rock duo for sure!

  • Teresa Phillips

    Jason is one of the best teachers that I have come across. His sense of humor and teaching style is the best. I enjoyed my lesson with him and learned a lot. I look forward to more lessons in the future.

  • Ali Odegard

    Jason gave my 5 year old daughter her 1st piano lesson, and by the end of the 30 minutes she could do simple scales with both her hands. He was very kind and patient throughout the lesson. My daughter is very excited to practice and continue learning! Thank you, Jason!

  • Bill Furr

    I know Jason teaches all ages and all levels of different instruments. He has been teaching my 10 year old boy piano and it’s really given Richard confidence and self esteem!! Jason has the patience to teach beginners and the great personality that keeps his student interested and engaged. It’s been difficult finding an activity that Richards enjoys but also wants to continue. With Jason’s help and encouragement and knowledge he gives to Richard, we are on a road to a successful and happy endeavor that will last a lifetime. I could not be more appreciative to you Jason!!! Thank you!!!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When working with a new student, I start by finding out what experience they have, if any, on the instrument that they want to learn and what their goals are. From there, I determine what material we should work on during our lessons together.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Education
UCLA Extension, Los Angeles – Film Scoring Certificate (Earned with Distinction) 2016

Private Study
Orchestration I & II with Dr. Norman Ludwin, AFM Local 47
Classical Guitar at Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Composition/Orchestration/Piano with David Rhodes
Guitar/Composition with Jared Barkan
Drums/Percussion with Michael Advensky


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $30/half-hour or $60/hour.


How did you get started teaching?

After writing and performing music live for many years a friend asked me if I would give her private lessons. I've continued my teaching since then.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked mostly with beginners ages 5 and up.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My baby girl was born early 2019!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Take one lesson with me and see if you like my teaching style and if our personalities are a good match.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about what your goals are. Are there particular songs or styles that you'd like to learn?