Jason Hoopes is a musician, band leader, and educator who moved to the bay area in 2006 to attend graduate school at Mills College. He graduated in 2008 and ’09 with an MA in Music Composition, and an MFA in Performance and Literature, respectively. Jason’s experience spans a wide range of style and approach, from abstract free improvisation, to various forms of rock, jazz, and contemporary classical. He is a widely sought after bassist, performs and works with some of the most respected names in bay area music, and performs internationally. His extensive experience as an improviser gives him a unique advantage to teaching, as everyone learns differently, and everyone’s needs evolve over time. Jason lives in Oakland where he also teaching privately out of his home.