Jason Gong
Ypsilanti, MI
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Jason Gong

Jason G.

Ypsilanti, MI
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’m passionate about music education and I am a full time music teacher and active performer throughout the SE Michigan area.

Lessons are designed and catered around each student and I believe in a well rounded approach in teaching music. While everyone will learn a solid foundation of note reading and playing technique, lessons also pull from sources such as music theory, ear training, music history, etc.

I hold a Masters in Piano Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and a Bachelors in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan.

Whether you’re looking to learn a new hobby, or further your musical skills, I’d love to help out. All levels welcome!

About Jason G.

Hi my name is Jason. I'm a pianist and cellist teaching and performing in SE Michigan. I'm dedicated to promoting growth and well-being through the arts.

I hold a Masters in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan. I have a passion for collaboration, both with other musicians as well as with other disciplines.

Outside of performing and private lessons, I am an active accompanist and I regularly collaborate for voice/instrumental lessons, recitals, auditions, Solo & Ensemble, etc. I also teach at the Saturday Arts Academy at the Detroit School of Arts and in the summers I teach cello and music improvisation at the CellochanWoods Music Course in Vermont.

Most recently, I created and performed original works with other musicians and visual artists for the Curiosa exhibition in Gois, Portugal, and also performed works by Ravel and Debussy alongside original choreography with dancers and choreographers from the London Contemporary Dance School. Other recent projects include work with musical theatre, silent film, contemporary composers, local musicians, and dancers.

I've also performed in many duos, trios, quartets, and quintets, as well as larger ensembles and orchestras such as the Guildhall New Music Ensemble, UM University Choir, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Ensemble, the Panache Group, Mosaic Youth Theatre, and the Seaway Chorale and Orchestra. I am actively and regularly performing around the SE Michigan area.

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hanayo S.
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I am really learning from him how to understand and express beautiful piano piece of great artist of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin. I never had authentic piano education at college but I feel I am receiving it through his lesson.

Posted Jul 19, 2020

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Experience

Instructor, Accompanist
Jan 2019 - Present

Saturday Arts Academy

Saturday Arts Academy is a new partnership between the Detroit School of Arts, Mosaic Youth Theatre, and the College for Creative Studies aimed at providing middle school students of Detroit free arts education in a variety of topics. I currently teach and provide piano accompaniment in the vocal music program. Along with a partner, we teach fundamentals for singers in classroom and masterclass settings. We work with both individuals and groups on subjects including different genres of singing, warm ups, breath control, music theory, etc.

Instructor, Accompanist, Counselor
Jul 2013 - Present

CellochanWoods Retreat

CellochanWoods Retreat (CCW) is a summer cello retreat currently located in Vermont. Over an intensive week, participants of all ages explore what it means to be connected with the cello and with music. Participants receive daily individual lessons, as well as chamber coachings and music improvisation sessions as well.

Music Studio Intern
Sep 2017 - Apr 2018

Ilan Eshkeri Music

I was an intern for award winning film composer Ilan Eshkeri, known for his work on films including Kick-Ass, The Young Victoria, and Shaun the Sheep. During my internship, I learned to use sequencing programs like Logic Pro and Pro Tools to edit and organize recordings for sound, speed, and other attributes. I also used notation software like Sibelius 7 to create and edit musical scores for various commercial use including film and television.

Musician (Piano, Cello), Music Administrator
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016

Panache Entertainment

I had a wide range of duties with Panache. On the performing side, I would regularly perform on both piano and cello for events such as weddings, dinner parties, and corporate gatherings in both solo and group settings. On a writing side, I would arrange musical compositions and organize music books for piano, cello, and other instruments. On the logistical side, I managed client communications and bookings for various events, as well as organized meetings and logistics for group rehearsals and performances.

Education

Masters of Piano Performance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Bachelors of Music
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016

University of Michigan

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Limited Proficiency

Chinese (Wu / Shanghai Dialect)

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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