Pro-Music offers drum lessons in one on one basis. Each of our drum studios is equipped with 2 sets of drums. Our professional
instructors prepare students for proper drumming techniques and notes reading.
York received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree specializing in Drumkit Performance from the York University where he studied intensively with Barry Romberg in Jazz Performance. Additionally, under the direction of Rick Lazar, he gained extensive knowledge and experience in a large variety of genres such as Brazilian and Afro-Cuban, in addition to Pop and Rock.
As a teacher, York strives to help students build a strong musical foundation in which they can confidently apply to any genre. He values students’ musical interests, but also inspires them to widen their horizons, and helps them develop their own sense of musicality and style.
In addition to teaching, York is actively performing across the GTA and is truly passionate about his music.
Credentials: B.F.A. (Honours)
Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Guelph and attended the York University where he studied with Barry Elmes, Al Henderson and Frank Falco in Jazz Performance.
Jackson has extensive experience teaching both children and adults at all skill levels on drums, classical percussion and music theory in Canada and Hong Kong for the past 30 years.
Besides teaching, Jackson is a freelance Drummer and Vibraphonist in Toronto, and was a contract Drummer of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Timpanist of the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. Jackson is also an accomplished composer / arranger for films and TV commercials. He has written over 800 soundtracks and published 2 CDs for advertising agencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.