Hi, I'm Chase

JazzMemes and Chase's Guitar Academy Founder


Why CGA?


I’d like to tell you a story about WHY I do what I do, and why I’d like to help YOU achieve confidence in your guitar playing, and the FREEDOM to express yourself in your music and improvisation.

When I was 18, I was at a major crossroads in my life. I had to decide whether to go to college for biomedical engineering or jazz guitar. The critical question that set my path was asking myself: "What decision would my 80-year old self would be most happy with?". Instantly, I knew the answer.

The fact is, at no point would anyone have called me an exceptional guitarist. My major asset throughout my guitar journey has been my belief that improvement is always possible and my persistence in searching for the most efficient way to learn.

I am grateful to have studied at one of the best universities in the world for jazz guitar, but even then there were major areas of my playing that I didn't realize were neglected until years later.

My goal with Chase's Guitar Academy is to create the program I WISH I had when I started learning jazz, so that I can help as many people as possible get the lifelong fulfillment I have had through playing jazz guitar. 

The reason I wanted to share my story with you is because I want you to know that if I can do it, so can you. And I want you to know that I have a system and curriculum that make your success inevitable.