Described as “impassioned and having a keen ear for phrasing, as well as an ability to make a gentile, sublime musical statement,” (Fort Worth Star Telegram) guitarist Jason Williams resides in Seattle, WA where he performs and instructs classical guitar. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Jason holds a Masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance where he received two consecutive teaching fellowships during his tenure. In addition his studies led him to Spain where he took lessons at the home of Jose Luis Rodrigo, of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid.
A native of Texas, Jason made his professional debut with the Dallas Classical Guitar Society and in 2001 moved to Seattle, WA. A noted instructor, performer, adjudicator in the northwest, Jason has been an advocate for the classical guitar as Chair to the Advisory Board of the Dallas Classical Guitar Society and on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society. He has performed as soloist in the Dallas Museum of Art series to the Frye Museum of Art series in Seattle, as well as ensemble performances with University of Washington “Contemporary Group Music Series” and Seattle Opera’s performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff” to name a few.
As an arranger Jason has published “Ceremonial Music, vol. 4” through Les Productions d’Oz which is becoming a goto gig book as well as an intermediate repertoire edition to the classical guitar catalogue. Jason’s full length recording “Homenaje” on the Rosewood Recordings label was praised by Classical Guitar Magazine by displaying “an inviable grasp of the difficulties of the classical guitar” as well as “a bravura performance.”
Jason is happy to take students from level zero to advanced. Wether an avid recreational guitarist or a serious university bound student, Jason has helped many achieve their goals with auditions, competitions, master classes and personal performances or for the simple fun of it all!
Private instruction with Jason is $70 per hour weekly. $75 per hour bi-weekly.