Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2016
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Areas of Instruction

Drum Set, Percussion, Technology, Music Theory

Expertise

Pro Audio, Drums & Percussion, Keyboards & MIDI, Folk & Traditional Instruments, Technology

Teaching Experience

TakeLessons.com Certified, Private Instruction, Holliston School for the Performing Arts

Musical Interests

Audio and Video Production, Improvisation, Percussion, World Music History and Instruments, Instrument Construction, Synthesizers, Composition, Orchestration, Arranging

Favorite Bands

Devin Townsend Project, Riverside, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, The Who, Howard Shore, Clint Mansell, Hans Zimmer, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Faun, Doug Hammer, Jordan Rudess

Jason

Senior Sales Associate

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."

-Lao Tzu

About Me

Jason Arthur Karol is primarily a percussionist with extensive drum set and hand percussion experience. He studied under Kevin Fortunato privately as well as with Gustavo-Assis Brasil and Michael Weinstein at the Cambridge School of Weston before studying subjects including music theory, non-western music, and composition at the University of Connecticut. He has educated children and adults in percussion techniques for the past decade and has led group drum circles. In addition, Jason is a composer and producer who has written and recorded using a variety of studio production equipment. Though he is most proficient with percussion instruments, he also has experience playing keyboards, electronic instrument controllers, and Native American flute. His musical inspirations range from Beethoven to Brian Transceau, Porcupine Tree to Devin Townsend, Hans Zimmer to Mark Knopfler, Enya to Rush… Jason is inspired by emotionally powerful, complex, and authentic music no matter the style or vessel. He would love to aid you in your musical quest, whatever form that may take!

 

-Percussion Equipment (Partial):

Drum Sets (2x), Djembe, Darbuka, Bongos, Talking Drum, Udu, Custom Cajons (Designed & Built with Trevor McCabe)

 

-Studio Production Equipment Mainstays:

Avid ProTools DAW Software, PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Digital Mixer, Blue Spark Microphone, Yamaha HS80M Monitors, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones, M-Audio Axiom 61-Key Controller Keyboard, Native Instruments Komplete

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