Hello there, my name is Jason H. and I am here to give quality lessons to eager people. I have 22 years of hands on experience that I can offer my students and I am more than happy to do so. I have spanned across the entire musical spectrum regarding styles and I have been in front and behind the scenes of the music industry. I am also a husband and a father, so I can relate to boys, girls, young and old! I have been playing drums since I was 8 years old, recording since I was 16 and running a sound production company since I was 22. Other interests of mine are History, Hockey, Baseball, (I still play both when I have time) Hiking, Bike riding, Videography, Teaching and Parenting.
I started playing gigs at 14 with my first serious band “Imperial Dub” featuring the current singer and guitarist of “Inhale” and we played all over So Cal for a few summers. At 18 I went to college and devoted 60 units to music, audio and video production. From 18-22 I learned about all kinds of music that I had never given a chance to hear or play and I absorbed every bit of it. I rented a studio at the Life arts Center and played/recorded music till the wee hours and grew exponentially. At 23 I had went to Jamaica and took a drummers job by accident, I ended up playing 4 nights while on vacation. When I got back to the states, I ended up starting a Bob Marley cover band, one night I man approached me about being in a backing band for Jamaican singer and I agreed. Since then I have backed Andrew Beez , Rankin Joe and various others for periods of time. During the same time I was approached to start giving lessons and the momentum built up with my happy students, I was teaching only in home then. I also was blessed to be a part of a rhythm section named “Peanut Butter and Jam”, this is my favorite project I have been a part of because it is always fresh and changing. Later I filled in for “Ready for Vegas” for one year before the band went on Hiatus and I am working on new stuff with the Guitarist and Bass player. I have filled in for "Inhale" recently and catch myself occasionally playing a Jazz/Funk gig here and there. I have my degree in history/law at UC Riverside, I actively work in the Professional Audio and Video field as a Director of an Auditorium and raise my children during the day.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am happy to be here with Takelessons.com, I teach in studio, in home and on Skype for those who do not live close enough for face to face lessons. I can teach from beginner to advanced, those who can read music and those who can’t. I totally custom tailor lessons to a students needs and ability so I can keep you excited and pumped for the next lesson. I can't wait to get in touch and begin lessons!
A student can expect a fun, laid back atmosphere and a teacher with infinite patience. I will assess a students ability and coordinate it with what each students interests are. I will set monthly goals and make sure that we reach these goals in a timely manner as long as I have willing participants.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set (Electronic and Acoustic), various world percussion instruments, bass, keyboard and seating for parents.
Via Skype: Possibility of up to 5 Camera angles, 2 are guaranteed at anytime. Fully mixed audio on my end: Direct feed on cymbals and individually channeled drums for the best clarity possible.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Sticks, Metronome and books.
Students must provide their own instruments and sticks, there are possibilities of gear traveling; but this is assessed on a case by case scale.
*** Specialties ***
I can do every style of drumming, My specialties are: Rock, Reggae, Ska, Latin jazz and Progressive rock. I can help seasoned drummers clean up their sound, help singers sound better when singing in to a microphone and teach the principals of sound reinforcement.