Teacher Profile: Jason Jackowich, Drums

At AWSOM we value the personal connections we make with our students, and we want you to feel the same way.

That's why our teachers have taken a moment to answer some questions in between their busy teaching schedules. Read on to learn more about our amazing drums teacher Jason Jackowich!

How long have you been playing music?

I have been playing for 28 Years.

What first got you interested in playing?

MTV - OMG I'm old!!

What is your favorite genre of music?

Progressive Rock/Metal

What is your favorite part of teaching?

When a student grasps something they have been struggling with for a considerable time.

What is your greatest musical accomplishment?

Becoming a private teacher and being blessed to share music with children.

What is your greatest non-musical accomplishment?

Marrying the love of my life and purchasing our horse facility.

Besides playing music, what is your favorite thing to do?

Watch football, spend time with family, hang one on one with my daughter, go to movies, do projects on my farm. 

What advice do you have for anyone interested in playing drums?

DO IT! And never take a break from it. Stay dedicated and always put your own development as a high priority.  

Why are drums the coolest one to play?

Drums are the coolest to play because, hello! You get to hit stuff and be loud!

When you first started playing music, was there anything particularly challenging about learning it?

Actually, I found it hard to get my second foot into the mix. Hard work and dedication got me through this.

Why do you think playing music is important?

Because it is a spiritual outlet that creates inner joy, serenity, satisfaction and self esteem.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to try?

Computer engineer, but I don't know why.

What musician do you find most inspiring?

Danny Carey - Tool

Last book you read?

The Walking Dead graphic novel

Last movie you watched?

Zootopia

Your idea of an ideal day would be:

Wake up, get a massage, spend the rest of the day in bed. LOL!

 Jason Jackowich, AWSOM Drums Teacher

Jason Jackowich, AWSOM Drums Teacher

To learn more about Jason, visit his teacher bio page and check out his drumming skills on his YouTube Channel.

Interested in taking drums lessons? Fill out our enrollment form, and we'll have you keeping the beat in no time!