- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
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! :-)
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)
I have been teaching private lessons for various instruments since freshman year of college.
- guitar (electric and acoustic, all styles)
- drum set
- turntablism (the art of scratching records)
I currently hold a valid teaching license in the state of Connecticut.
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.+ Read More
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.+ Read More
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.
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!+ Read More