Jason Perez

Jason P.

Saint Charles, IL

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Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 19 to 45, males 15 to 45 and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

Below are three crucial elements as it pertains to playing with a band, not just as an instrumentalist, that most of us often overlook:

- Use your head (keep counting)
- Use your heart (feel the music)
- Use your ears (listen to your band on and off the stage)

I've noticed that there's a divide between the feel of music and Music Theory. I, on the contrary, don't see them divided at all. I think the two work hand-in-hand. It's only through a proper balance of theory and feel manifested through thousands of hours of practice that we begin to play to our fullest potential.

I'm not only talking about rudiments, techniques, genres, and exercises but also about ambitions, goals, ideas, and creativity. I try to convey to every single one of my students the urgency of finding what they love to do, and doing it to the best of their ability.

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Education

Associates in Music Theory
Jan 2003 - Jan 2006
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Languages

Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Basic Music Theory Level 3
Jan 2003
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Photos & Videos

Pulled "Jackson Cade" out of the closest during rehearsal yesterday. If you like what you hear check it out on Spotify and SoundCloud!
Improv.
Photo by Jason P.
Messing around with a 7 sticking pattern (RLRRLLR-LRLLRRL) led to this somehow. Laid back beats are always fun.
HiHat/Bass/Snare
Photo by Jason P.

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Steven Feb 24, 2017
Drum · In studio

I decided to take drumming lessons after watching the movie Whiplash, and a friend recommended Jason as a teacher. Being a complete novice, I was nervous that it would be to difficult to learn this ridiculous instrument from scratch. Jason knows his stuff and prepares lessons that coincide with my ability. He is a patient person, and really wants to get the best out of you with each lesson. I am 8 lessons in and by no means am I Buddy Rich yet, or probably will ever be, but my ability has come a long way. I also enjoy the fact that Jason loves music and appreciates a wide variety of styles. Can't wait for my next lesson!

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Neidi Feb 5, 2017
Drum · In home

Taking lessons from Jason has been one of the best experiences. He's very understanding, very patient, super encouraging and really funny. When the lesson ends I always wish there was more time!

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