4.9Exceptional(14 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Jason Valesio of MusicTutorNYC (formerly MusicTutorLA) is a Brooklyn based music producer, composer, and teacher specializing in teaching a wide range of subjects such as songwriting, music production, mixing, piano for producers, music theory, and ear training, as well as offering music college preparatory counseling to those musicians hoping to attend a music college or pursue a degree in music.

As a music educator, Jason holds himself to the highest standard. Because of the great respect for music that he has and his belief that music teachers have a great responsibility, Jason sets a very high bar for himself to ensure that his students develop a thorough understanding of the material presented, learn quickly, and have fun in the process.

Jason believes that above all learning and playing music should be fun. And he puts great care into tailoring unique lesson plans for each student to ensure that this philosophy is never compromised.

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 message us here or reach out via our website.

“For as long as I can remember, my life has revolved around music. Over the years, I have found music to be my greatest source of pleasure, inspiration, and wonderment. I believe that music has the power to enrich and nourish our lives in ways that few other things can. The best part about being a teacher is that I have the chance to pass on this love, appreciation, and enjoyment of music to my students, and with this sacred opportunity comes great responsibility.”

Jason Valesio

Founder of MusicTutorNYC


Hired 21 times
1 employee
11 years in business
Serves Brooklyn , NY
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Venmo, Paypal



Piano, Violin, Guitar, Drum, Cello, Other, Student does not play an instrument

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students age

14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old, 45 - 64 years old, 65 or older


Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Counterpoint, Music subjects (notation, analysis, ear training), Other

Lesson length

60 minutes

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  • Reviews

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    Vladimir L.

    Great advice on equipment to purchase. Flexible with schedule. Accommodated our schedule for the most part. Training was effective and our son was able to start recording / composing his music in 4 lessons.
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    February 23, 2023
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    Roy B.

    Jason really understood my situation—a kind of writers block about the rhythm of my lyrics. He zeroed in on the how and why of it and gave me very clear help that unfroze my writing. And production-wise, hes amazing.
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    February 07, 2023

    Chad E.

    Breaks down complex music theory in the simplest way…and taught me the basics of piano!
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    February 07, 2023

    Michael P.

    My time with Jason was absolutely money well spent. We went over so many things in our two hours together, ranging from optimize my recording tech to music theory. His coaching model of educating, demonstrating, and practicing with me as a student was absolutely essential. Any delay in my progress is absolutely on me, as I need to go back and practice practice practice. I highly recommend Jason for people of all levels that want to improve their music acumen and performance presence.
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    February 06, 2023

    Jack S.

    My name is Jack and I aspire to be a composer for film and other media. When I first started looking for a teacher who could help me progress in scoring for film, I submitted what I was looking for on and Jason reached out to me to talk about what I was looking for. Now after taking a couple of months of lessons from him, I honestly did not expect to find such a perfect teacher. Not only is he very knowledgeable about scoring to picture, but extensive knowledge in music theory, playing and teaching piano, and a great mentor for helping me in my journey of applying to collages, and raising the chances of getting me a scholarship. He is also very helpful and patient when we have technology issues or I am having difficulty understanding something.
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    February 05, 2023

    Kyle F.

    I’ve taken lessons from many instructors throughout the years. My first instrument was guitar, but I wanted to expand my skillset and learn how to write, compose, and produce. Jason was able to quickly get me up to speed with basic harmony theory and show some tricks on how to compose a multi-instrument song in Logic. In a short amount of time, he progressed my skills as a musician far beyond I could imagine. Even better, he was able to do this all remote!
    No matter where you’re at in your musical journey, you can be sure Jason can get you to the next level.
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    February 05, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

    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.

    Lessons are $150/hour 

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Services offered

    Music Theory
    Audio Production