PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR — 2005-PRESENT
Instrument instructor — Specializes in violin, viola, cello, double bass, mandolin, ukulele, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, and piano.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES — CERTIFICATE IN FILM SCORING, 2018
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD — BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC WITH EMPHASIS IN VIOLIN PERFORMANCE, 2005
YOUTH ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR — 2015-PRESENT
The Music Through The Ages Orchestra – 2019
The Movie Theme Orchestra – 2018
The Patriotic Orchestra – 2017
The Frozen Orchestra – 2015
CONDUCTOR OF RECORDING SESSIONS FOR ORIGINAL SCORES
Sonic Fuel Studios in Los Angeles – 2017
EastWest Studios in Los Angeles – 2018
Composer for visual media such as documentaries, commercials, feature films, (www.jasontheiste.com) and animation studios such as Splash Entertainment in Calabasas. Also composer of music for genres such as country, classical, jazz, folk, and musical theater.
Wrote and published a beginning violin method book entitled The Fiddler’s Quest
Completed three albums in a thirteen year career as one of the founding members of The Smokin’ Armadillos who toured forty eight states while signed with Curb Records. www.smokinarmadillos.com, Also recorded on numerous projects as a studio musician and played many live shows as an onstage musician for aspiring singers and musicians as well as established names in the music industry.
Taught in various school districts in Kern County for grades K through 6th as a substitute elementary, middle school, and junior high teacher.