4.9 (9)
19 hires on
4 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

Music Tutor LA is a Brooklyn based (formally LA) music teacher collective of Berklee College of Music Alumni professionals currently working in the industry.  We offer private music instruction in many different programs of study for aspiring musicians and music college preparatory counseling to those musicians hoping to attend a music college or pursue a degree in music after high school.


Our teachers are highly proficient in teaching many music subjects such as Piano, Voice, Music Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Music Production/Recording, Ear Training, and a Custom program which gives a student the opportunity to learn a combination of some or all of the subjects offered.


At Music Tutor LA, we hold our teachers to the highest standard.  Because of the great respect for music that we have and the belief that music teachers have a great responsibility, we set a very high bar for the teachers that we employ.  They must not only be extremely talented in their craft and passionate about what they do, but they must also be accomplished musicians, currently working in the industry with a proven track record.


We believe that above all learning and playing music should be fun.  And we put great care into tailoring unique lesson plans for each student to ensure that this philosophy is never compromised.


As your music teachers, we hope to instill in you the same love and appreciation of music that has lived in us throughout our lives. If you would like to achieve a higher mastery of the music you play or create, or are just studying music as a hobby and looking to develop your skills, we would love to help you to deepen your musical knowledge, enhance your experience, and ultimately, to elevate your overall enjoyment of music in general.


If you would like some more information about us, our teaching philosophy, the types of lessons that we offer, or to read some reviews, we would like to invite you to please visit our website:


If you have any questions we can answer or are interested in scheduling a lesson please feel free to call, email, or message us here on this site anytime!





Jason Valesio

Founder of Music Tutor LA

For as long as we can remember, our lives have revolved around music. Over the years, we have found music to be our greatest source of pleasure, inspiration, and wonderment. We believe that music has the power to enrich and nourish our lives in ways that nothing else can. The best part about being teachers, is that we have a chance to pass on this love, appreciation, and enjoyment of music onto our students, and with this, comes a great responsibility.

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Brooklyn, NY 11211
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9 Reviews


  • Bill Duffill

    Positivity. Explains things well. Really knowledgable and very nice person. A lot of people in the music/film business can be difficult or too full of ego. Not the case here. This man is super cool! And his wife is an amazing artist as well. Lucky to be able to work with Jason!

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  • Mary Jo Call

    I contacted them and they set me up with Jason Valesio. He's been teaching me composition, songwriting, theory, and orchestration. I have learned SO much! Jason is extremely knowledgeable and fun to work with. He always challenges me but also helps me develop the skills I need to meet the challenges. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

  • Mary Jo Call

    I logged on to the site and stated what I was looking for. I immediately was given some names, and the first one I called (Jason Valesio) turned out to be the perfect teacher for me. I'm still studying with him after 1 1/2 years.

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

When first starting to work with a new student, our teachers start by getting an idea of their previous music education and background, learning more specifically about what they want to learn and their musical goals and objectives for the near and distant future, and taking note of the kinds of music that they enjoy the most.  Using that information, they are then able to create lesson plans that are specifically tailored to the needs of that student. Every student is unique, and our job as their teachers is to adjust our teaching style accordingly to ensure that they get the best training and instruction we can offer.

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

Our teachers are all graduates of Berklee College of Music with degrees in Composition, Songwriting, Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, Film Scoring, and Music Productiona and Engineering to name a few.

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

Our lessons typically cost between $65 and $75 per hour depending upon the subject and if and how far our teachers have to travel to the student (if the student prefers that our teachers travel to them).

How did you get started teaching?

Music Tutor LA was started in 2016 by Berklee College of Music Alumni with the idea that musicians working in the industry make the best teachers.  Being one of the most highly regarded and unique music schools in the world, Berklee College of Music graduates are specially qualified to teaching a unique and adaptive brand of music lesson similar to the ever-changing, swiftly-evolving music industry of the times.

Indiviually our teachers have many years of experience teaching many different aspects of music.

What types of students have you worked with?

We work with students of all ages and levels of experience.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We are very proud to say that we have helped a number of students recieve scholarships and gain acceptance into top tier music schools such as Berklee College of Music and USC Thornton School of Music.

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

It is important for a student to find a teacher that they are  comfortable with.  Good chemistry is a must. Music is supposed to be fun, and if the student is not looking forward to every lesson with their teacher, they have the wrong teacher. 

Communication between student and teacher is extremely important as well.  The more questions a student can ask the better.  A student should always be upfront about what they want to be learning and focusing on.  That will help their teachers understand how to best help them.

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

They should think about the kinds of music that moves, excites, and inspires them the most so that they can communicate that to their teacher. They should also think about whether music is just a hobby or something that they want to pursue professionally. If they have aspirations of becoming a professional musician, they should understand that it takes an enormous amount of dedication and perseverance to get to the professional level and the sooner they start the better. If a student explains this desire and commitment to their teacher, their teacher should be able to point them in the right direction, offer advice when needed, and work to always keep their best interests in mind.