Jason Schmidt


BIO: I’ve been playing drums since 1985. I’ve studied with several teachers in New York, Maine and North Carolina as well as at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve also taken lessons with Rick Latham, Jim Chapin, Walfredo Reyes, Sr., John Ramsay and Trichy Sankaran. I participated in festivals at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as well as the University of New Hampshire while in high school. I also appeared in the March ’96 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine in Pro-Mark Sticks “Salute to the Not Yet Famous Drummers.” I also received several awards from drum contests while in New York. I’ve kept busy doing session work both live as well as in the studio in different styles both as a percussionist and a drum set player.
I’ve been teaching privately since 1994. I’m currently teaching private lessons at my home studio as well as at Music-Go-Round. I’ve also been on faculty at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music since 1998. I’ve also been doing drum and percussion clinics and workshops. And I’m extremely fortunate to currently be endorsed by: Premier Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks, Aquarian Drum Heads, Wright Hand Drum Co., Slug Percussion Products, Grover Pro Percussion, Perkanna Perkussion, Roc-n-Soc, Rich Redd Ashikos and Groove Juice.
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