The son of a trucker from Woodslee, ON, Jason grew up playing music whenever the chance was given. It wasn’t until moving to Hamilton, however, that his career truly started to roll. While attending Mohawk College for Contemporary Music on the drums, Jason excelled in music theory, running free group tutoring sessions for multiple classes in addition to working as a Teaching Assistant in a lecture course. Upon graduating with honors and multiple teaching awards, he turned his sights back to the professional world. His bands offblue and ALTrio have played in venues all over Hamilton and beyond, and he can currently be seen every Wednesday night in their longstanding residency at Radius on James St S.
As a teacher, Jason specializes in drums, theory & songwriting, and guitar. He has worked privately and professionally with students of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges for over 8 years. His goal is to create a fun but disciplined learning environment where his students leave each lesson with a smile and clear path towards their goals.
“Jason is at times playful, at times firm, and at all times kind, respectful, and encouraging. As a parent, I hope for teachers like Jason to take such beautiful care of my little man.” – Heather Elson
“With Jason you don’t learn simply what to do, you learn why you’re doing it. You’ll be a drummer, sure. But further than that, you’ll be a musician” – Brandy Morris