Jason received his B.A. Piano Performance from Shepherd University Scott Beard. He them obtained his M.M. Piano Performance from Catholic University of America with Jim Litzelman and his D.M.A. in Piano Performance with Jose Ramos Santana.
Additionally, Jason studied at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival
Performance and Teaching Experience
Jason has performed across the United States and Europe, ranging from the Kennedy Center to Southwark Cathedral, and including recent performances at Millennium Stage, the Lincoln Theater, Steinway Society of Puerto Rico, the Junior Soto Recital Hall, The Arts Club of Washington, WETA, Church of Epiphany Concert Series, and the Lisner Auditorium. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.
Notable music experience include the position of Executive Director of Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, Executive Director of Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, and performing as a recording artist for Sheva Collection.
Jason’s teaching experience include Shepherd University Preparatory Program, private instruction in Washington, D.C., private instruction in White Plains, NY and on faculty at Opal Music Studio in Alexandria, VA.
Jason joined Levine’s Piano program in 2017 teaching Adult Group Classes.
“There are two things I like very much about being Faculty at Levine. The first is that students have access to many enriching classes including a top level piano curriculum and the second is that the faculty collaborates to make the experience best for everyone involved – staff, teacher, and student.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
I have many years of teaching experience and have worked in a variety of institutions including a university preparatory school, as a freelance teacher, and in private schools. I am comfortable working with students of all ages and abilities, and I value creativity and flexibility when giving instruction. Each student is unique in their reasons for musical study and I aim to work with the student so that they may get the most out of their lessons. Teaching is the simultaneity of two acts, relating an idea while reliving the excitement that idea’s first discovery. In this way a student makes a deep connection to music with curiosity and imagination. I try to challenge my students to be the best they can be. I try to make sure they know that with hard work anything is possible. I also try to keep the lessons fun and find music that they enjoy playing.