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. He holds a Master of
Music Degree (summa cum laude) from the Berklee Global Jazz

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. 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 has released four albums of original music, most recently All At Onceness (Red Piano
Records) and United (Inner Circle Music), the latter of which was named a Best Album of 2017 and given a 4.5-star review in Downbeat Magazine.
Photo credit: Simon Yu