As someone who has found immense joy and meaning in his life through music, Jameson’s only goal is to share that experience with his students. With 10 years of teaching under his belt, Jameson has seen the impact time and time again that music can have on a student, especially with a great teacher.
Jameson is no stranger to great teaching. He has been lucky enough to study with incredible drum set educators like Steve Houghton, Garey Williams, and Jim White. Their influence shaped Jameson into the teacher he is today. His teachers have always been his heroes, for their insatiable curiosity, dedication to their craft, and their desire to play for the benefit of others. He strives to pass these values on to his students.
Jameson brings years of performance experience to his teaching practice. He has performed professionally with the likes of Greg Ward, John Raymond, Dave Stryker, Jim Snideiro, Todd Coolman, and Rob Dixon. He has toured the country with his own bands and released two albums as co-leader. He earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the IU Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.
Jameson believes in studying the history, theory, and emotion of the music, in order to become a well-rounded musician. The central tenet of his teaching philosophy is that every student is different and a good teacher has the knowledge and flexibility to cater to their learning style.
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I love to see my students get better! I know there is no better feeling than getting better and it brings me so much joy to share that with my students. I also take great joy in interacting with each students as an individual, responding to their feelings and personality in the moment.
He fun and a really great teacher, I've learned a ton from him.
Jameson is patient, appropriately plans the lesson to the level of the student, is encouraging and he’s funny.
Jameson is a very engaged and supportive instructor. He knows how to work to the level of the student, and provide relevant material to encourage and engage the student in advancing their skills.
Great instructor! Connected well with my 11yo son. Very informative with me as the parent. Communicates well by responding quickly to emails if there is a schedule change. And willing to work with our schedule since sometimes life happens!! Highly recommend.
The first thing we will do is talk about your goals and musical interests, as this will decide the direction for your lessons. Then we start playing music as soon as possible! We'll segue from what you have learned before or I will suggest a song that fits your skill level. We'll build your technique around these songs.
Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, University of Northern Colorado
Students from age 5-35. Music including jazz, rock, funk, marching percussion, concert percussion, and more.
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