About Me

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My name is Jason Hunt.  I am a professional musician in Oklahoma City.  I can teach you or your child to play any musical style from rock to classical to country to jazz.  I teach students as young as 6 all the way through our more “seasoned” citizens.  I take pride in my work and put a lot of effort into my lessons.  I believe that the student shouldn’t be the only one preparing for their lessons.

Here are some of my qualifications:

I was a Music Education major at the University of Central Oklahoma from 1995 – 1999

I have over 15 years of teaching experience and have taught over 250 students.

I have over 20 years playing experience.

I currently play in pit orchestras and bands in the OKC metro area.

I have developed a curriculum for my students that trains them to be musicians, not just “guitar/piano players.”  If you want to learn to just “play songs,”  we can do that.  We accomplish this, however, through learning proper music theory and technique.

What happens in a typical lesson?

I like my students to get here early enough to tune before their lesson.  I start the lesson by having the student go over the material from the previous week, which I give advice and pointers on.  We will then move on to new material and techniques.  I believe it is important to be sure the student is clear about the new material before they leave, so I spend the last minute or two answering questions.

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Why are music lessons so important?

Here are some facts and figures:

1. Students in high-quality music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.

2. Students in top-quality music programs scored 22% better in English and 20% better in math than students in deficient music programs.

3. Students in top-quality instrumental programs scored 19% higher in English than students without a music program.

4. Students in top quality instrumental programs scored 17% higher in Math than children without a music program.

5. Students at schools with excellent music programs had higher English and Math test scores across the country than students in schools with low-quality music programs.

6. Students in all regions with lower-quality instrumental programs scored higher in English and Math than students who had no music at all.

Source:  MENC (Music Educators National Conference) Journal of Research in Music Education, Winter 2006, vol. 54, No. 4, pgs. 293- 307; “Examination of Relationship between Participation in School Music Programs of Differing Quality and Standardized Test Results” Christopher M. Johnson and Jenny E. Memmott, University of Kansas

Students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) according to reports by the College Entrance Examination Board.

In 2006, SAT takers with coursework/experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 43 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework or experience in the arts.

Scores for those with coursework in music appreciation were 62 points higher on the verbal and 41 points higher on the math portion.

Source:  The College Board, Profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report for 2006

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