JASON YEAGER, PIANO
Jason Yeager is an active New York City-based piano teacher, recording artist, and pianist/composer.  A
classically trained pianist who focuses on jazz and improvisation, Jason earned a B.M. in Jazz Piano
Performance (with honors) from New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) and a B.A. in International
Relations (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University, as part of the Tufts/NEC 5-year Double
Degree Program.  

As a teacher, Jason aims to teach students the fundamentals of music and the piano (like proper technique,
reading music, musical interpretation and expression, ear training, etc.), while also gearing lessons and
repertoire towards their preferred styles of music, whether they be jazz, classical, rock, pop, R&B, Latin, and so
on.  After all, music ought to be fun!  In particular, Jason encourages all students to improvise and explore the
piano and music-making as a creative endeavor through improvisation and composition.  As all students are
unique, Jason’s lesson plans are tailored to each individual student’s particular goals, challenges, and
inclinations.  Where students are so inclined, he also teaches composition, improvisation, ear training and
music theory.  He is a patient, compassionate, and flexible teacher who is nevertheless disciplined and
structured in his approach.  Jason has taught students of all ability levels, ranging in age from four to 84 years
old.  Jason strives to help each student achieve his or her musical goals and, most of all, experience the great
joy of making music.
As an active performing pianist and composer, Jason is releasing his debut CD, Ruminations, with his Trio in March of 2011, on the Inner Circle
Music record label.  He performs regularly around New York City with a number of groups.