Student News November 2019
Past Student News

Ari Leff of Villanova, PA took guitar lessons, recording lessons, and voice lessons with Jason for six years before heading off to NYU, graduating, and then making it big as the artist Lauv. Of course we are so proud of him and all of his accomplishments! For more information about him and his music read on below or visit his website https://lauvsongs.com/

Amassing over 2.5 billion streams to date, the 24-year-old independent singer, songwriter, and producer Lauv resembles an auteur in his assemblage of electronic tones, airy beats, jazz-inspired guitars, and soulful vocalizations. After logging countless hours in his bedroom writing and producing, Lauv entered the Music Technology Program at NYU in 2012. Working under the auspices that he’d “make music for other artists,” he maintained a prolific output until penning his first Lauv release,“The Other” in 2014. “The Other” quietly took the internet by storm with over 250 million streams and is now certified Gold in the US.

Relocating to Los Angeles, he co-wrote the Platinum-certified Top 5 smash “No Promises” by Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato as well as the Pitchfork-endorsed “Boys” for Charli XCX, among others. In the meantime, “I Like Me Better” became his second bona fide smash. It vaulted past 850 million streams, hit Top 10 at Top 40 radio and is certified multi-Platinum in 12 territories.

In early 2019, he collaborated with pop icon Troye Sivan on “i’m so tired…” that has since accumulated over 300 million streams, is climbing top 40 radio charts globally and is scanned Gold in the US.

Current Student News

Student songwriter Andrew Azorsky of Bryn Mawr, PA recently released a unique new song, Shower Sounds with up and coming band, East Coast Blonde. Andrew is a college graduate living in Chicago who started studying with Jason when he was just 5 years old. Throughout the years, he has studied many instruments, songwriting, composition, theory, and recording engineering with Traveling Musician. He took guitar lessons with Jason and saxophone lessons with Lori. We love working with him and are excited about his latest venture. Listen to his latest songs on spotify at Asmr Shower SoundsAsmr Shower Sounds, a song by East Coast Blonde on Spotifyopen.spotify.com

Congratulations to William Connolly of Malvern, PA who placed highly in the district and regional choirs this year! He currently takes voice lessons with Lori.