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Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2000

Music is my life. Ever since I first picked up a pair of drum sticks when I was 6 years old I’ve been hooked. Throughout my youth I had many incredible teachers, and, as a public school music teacher myself, I often reflect on what made my past teachers so amazing and I strive to exhibit those qualities when I teach. Those teachers had passion for their subject, and patience and empathy for struggling new learners. When students were lost, confused or stuck on something they tried alternate ways of bridging the connection to help the student “get it”. And then, when the student achieved their goal, they were met with that amazing “AHA! Moment”. And that moment brings joy not only to the student but to be teacher as well.

It’s such a wonderful gift, to share music with others. I hope to share my gift with you! Thank you for taking the time to read my bio - happy playing! :-)

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Experience

Public School Music Teacher
Jul 2007 - Present
Plymouth Board of Education

Full-time public school music teacher in CT.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, General Music (Including Guitar, Piano and music technology)

Private Instructor
Jun 1999 - Present
self-operated

I have been teaching private lessons for various instruments since freshman year of college.

- guitar (electric and acoustic, all styles)
- bass
- ukulele
- drum set
- DJ'ing
- turntablism (the art of scratching records)

Education

Master's Degree - Technology in Education
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Post University
Jazz Guitar & Music Education
Sep 1998 - May 2002
Western CT State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CT Educator License
Jun 2002
State of CT

I currently hold a valid teaching license in the state of Connecticut.

Awards

Best CT DJ of 2011
Jan 2012
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Affiliations

National Education Association
Jul 2002

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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National Organization of Women
Jun 2000

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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Photos & Videos

Summer Music Festival - Connecticut

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Wedding

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On the job teaching -  I love engaging people of all ages to learn what I do!
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2 Reviews

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Roger Jan 6, 2018
Ableton · Online

My first experience trying to use Ableton was a terror! I watched youtube videos but still couldn't figure out the basics. Within 3 lessons (via skype) with Jason I was able to create a track that I actually liked and retained the skills for future work. I am very happy with my Ableton lesson with Jason and highly recommend him.

- roger

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Joseph Jan 6, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

I've played guitar for many years but have felt stuck at the same 'level' for a while. In just a few quick lessons Jason really elevated my skills beyond what i could've hoped for. A super kind, talented, and helpful guy! Very Grateful! Thank You Jason!

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