I believe that music has the power to unlock our greatest potential – emotionally, intellectually and creatively – and is essential to our growth. I specialize in helping children discover the music in them.
I love to see how music can comfort and uplift them, and give them a safe place to express themselves. My music lessons focus on fun and well-being.
I give piano lessons to students age 5 and up. I also
give lessons in guitar and trumpet to students age 10 and up.
I want to know what musically interests each individual student. That’s where we begin to build.
Some of my students prefer a traditional approach. We study how to read and play sheet music. We explore music theory, scales, and exercises.
Some students prefer to engage with play and so I take a creative approach. For some very young learners, this can involve drawing, puppets and imaginary play, all towards the goal of building music appreciation and growth.
It is my goal to help all students discover a new love of music and a way to express themselves.
I offer music lessons both at students’ homes and my home. My piano (pictured above) is located in the beautiful Maplewood Room of our house, full of light, with windows looking out on our yard and garden.
Mr. Jason’s Musical Care Classes (now online!) use music and movement to engage children in a multi-sensory learning experience that is both fun and nurturing. Kids of every age can develop fine and gross motor skills, creativity, dramatic play and expression, musicality, listening skills and much more with songs designed to educate in important areas of early childhood development and emotional awareness.
My classes encourage participation with irresistible melodies, the use of dance, scarves, and percussion instruments. My puppet friends, Mr. Bushytail, Maceo the Cat, or Freddy the Frog are known to make special appearances as well! Visit my events page for upcoming dates.
I am currently a music teacher with Sing A Song LLC, where I teach music classes to over 200 children in schools in and around Essex County, NJ every week. I recently retired after nine years as Music Minister with Greenpoint Reformed Church of Brooklyn, NY.
I hold a Masters degree in Music Performance from Hunter College and performed as a professional musician with jazz and rock bands in New York City for fifteen years. My wife is an LCSW therapist and we have three young children (a girl and twin boys)