Jason Fawks

Banjo, Harp, Gospel Piano, Piano, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Keyboard, Jazz Piano, Ukulele, Accordion, Irish Tin Whistle
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Jason’s love of music began at an early age learning piano. A solo pianist and multi- instrumentalist, he loves using his musical gifts and talents to bless others. He plays piano regularly on Saturday nights at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot, OH. He has performed at many venues including Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Jason is also available to teach private piano, harp, guitar, and mountain dulcimer lessons from his home studio & onsite at your home in the Holmes County, OH area. He enjoys many styles of music including hymns and gospel, Celtic, classical, light jazz (Charlie Brown), standards, etc. and also plays and teaches a variety of other instruments including the harps that he builds, classical guitar, dulcimer, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, penny whistle, accordion, violin, and even bagpipes!

Jason specializes in playing for venues/special events that need peaceful background/dinner music and is available for performing a concert at churches, businesses, retirement homes, coffee houses, etc. His beautiful wife Jenny and daughters Joy & Faith are also are available to do concerts as a family at churches/venues where they sing together with ukuleles, perform special music and well known hymns, and share testimonies of God's faithfulness. They are known as the "Fawks Family Musicians"!

Jason has a CD available that he recorded on a Steinway Grand comprised of traditional hymns he arranged. It is called "Hymns on a Steinway”. Jason sees music as a universal language, a gift from God, which has the ability to touch people like few things can.

Jason holds an MA in International Development from William Carey International University in Pasadena, CA. He has served as adjunct teaching faculty for WCIU using the ZOOM platform to teach students from all over the world.

My teaching style is one in which I seek to be not just a teacher but also a coach. By this I mean that I want to help develop and bring out the love and gift of music in my students. I desire to inspire through my example and help the student to learn at their interest and level. This means that as I teach I am also a student, because I treat each student as an individual and want them to learn to play music in the style that they enjoy, even if this means pushing me out of my normal comfort zone. I am a teacher who desires students with a motive to learn. I am willing to work with all levels of gifting and am not a teacher who will make a student feel bad about mistakes, as I believe they are the secret to learning. J.S. Bach said the music was given for two purposes: the glory of God and the recreation of the human soul. I see music as a universal language because it spans all spoken languages and culture. Although I teach at an advanced level in piano, my special gift is in teaching beginning students who are inspired to learn music for themselves by my diversity in instruments that I play and teach.

I have 10 years of piano training, three years by a professional jazz pianist, and 1 year at college level. I hold an MA in International Development through William Carey International University in Pasadena, CA and have three years of online teaching experience also using the ZOOM platform for face to face interaction.

This is my general list but I work with each student and sometimes use others:

Piano: I use the All in One Approach by Alfred for Adults and the All in One Approach for children by Helen Marlais

Guitar: Everybody's Strum & Play Guitar Chords

Harp:Teach Yourself to Play Folkharp by Sylvia Woods

Dulcimer: First Lessons Dulcimer Joyce Ochs

Ukulele: Everybody Ukulele Method  by Lynch & Groeber & Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Tips 'N' Tunes by Jim Beloff

Accordion: Deluxe Accordion Method Frank Zucco

Harmonica: Instant Harmonica by David McKelvy

Mandolin: Bluegrass Mandolin Basics by Dennis Caplinger

Banjo: MelBay's Complete Bluegrass Banjo Method by Neil Griffin

Violin/Fiddle  Suzuki Method and Deluxe Fiddling Method by Craig Duncan

Irish Whistle: The Clarke Tin Whistle: Deluxe Edition by Bill Ochs

Reviews of lessons with Jason Fawks

Jason was very professional, knowledgeable, personable and fun! My children enjoyed their first lesson with him, and they look forward to the next.
Verified Student
October 22nd, 2020
Jason is a kind and caring teacher. I would highly recommend him as a teacher for children! He is genuinely interested in all kinds of music and talking to students about their music tastes and lesson goals.
Mylene Macias, Verified Student
August 2nd, 2020
good teacher so far with only one lessons
Lorraine Drake, Verified Student
October 16th, 2019
Teacher was very patient and encouraging. I like that we're taking out time to learn little bits at a time which is easier to remember.
Nicholas Kiefer, Verified Student
March 12th, 2019
Mr. Fawks is doing a great job with my 13 year old son. Anyone who knows 13 year old boys knows that isn’t an easy task. I would highly reccomend lessonface and Mr. Fawks for lessons.
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January 4th, 2019
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