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.