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Multi-instrumentalist, Jason McInnes, is a veteran music educator and performer based in the midwest. His music lessons, group classes and concerts focus on empowering people to raise their own musical voices. He was a faculty member at the nationally recognized Old Town School of Folk Music for 17 years where he was given the School’s Distinguished Teaching Artist Award.
In addition, he leads harmonica and songwriting residencies at elementary schools. He has been Music Director of “Basketball in the Barrio”, a sports and arts camp in El Paso, TX, since 2016. Jason’s performances and workshops have taken him from bedsides at Children's Hospitals, to sitting with legends like Ella Jenkins and all the way to festival stages in México and England.
Education / Certifications
Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College of Chicago, IL
Distinguished Teaching Artist Award 2015
Nearly 20 years of Early Childhood Music experience
All of my early childhood music classes have the same format - they are filled with favorite sing-a-longs and exploration of different instruments and musical styles. Along our song filled journey, I will encourage students to enjoy the music that we make together and support them in developing ownership of their own musicianship.
Children will learn the fundamentals of music, such as keeping a beat, loud and soft, high and low, up and down; and lay the groundwork for lifelong music learning. Children and grown-ups alike will leave with a tune in their heart, a smile and a bounce in their step.