Jason Zimmerman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Temple University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has over 20 years of private teaching experience and over 30 years of performance experience. He currently holds the office of President of Traveling Musician, a company he conceived of in 2005 to fulfill his vision of an organized method of in-home music instruction. Jason is the developer of the Traveling Musician ideology which was derived from his many years of teaching and his intense study of the fields of psychology, with a concentration on cognitive development, and anatomy and physiology.
In his early years, Jason was primarily focused on guitar performance and composition and was lead guitar in the band Civil War, which ultimately won him the honor of “Best Up and Coming Guitar Player in Philly.” In his free time, he trained in string instrument repair, studio recording engineering, vocal studies, piano, drums, and songwriting. Jason’s collegiate training was in both Classical and Jazz guitar as well as a variety of world instruments, band and orchestral instruments, and all styles of voice, piano, and drums. He worked in several local mental health facilities, schools, and hospitals as a music therapist, diagnosing and treating populations with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, addiction, Alzheimers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, and ADHD.
Jason currently teaches all instruments and voice to over 50 students per week, repairs and restores string and woodwind instruments, writes method books, composes, produces, and records original music, and custom designs and builds electric guitars, pedals, pedal boards, and amps. Many of Jason’s students have grown to be recording engineers, professional performers, producers, and successful artists in the music industry and have won collegiate scholarships due to their musical merits. He and Lori live in Collegeville, PA with their two sons and three cats.