Signup for Creative Strings Academy – Jason Anick

If you know how to play your instrument but you wish you could be more creativeyou may be in the right placeThe Creative Strings Academy provides easy online training in improvisation, composition, music business, technique, and more. You’ll discover jazz, blues, rock, fiddle and other styles, with clear answers to practical questions for string players, teachers, and any classically trained instrumentalist. With 24/7 access to over 200+ videos and course materials, you’ll benefit from the no-nonsense guidance of violinist Jason Anick.[divider_bar_wide]divider [/divider_bar_wide]

With the Creative Strings Academy, you’ll learn:

You’ll develop improvisation skills:

  • Jazz, blues, rock, folk styles, and more.
  • Easy explanation of chords, scales, and music theory
  • Beginning and advanced improvisers will benefit greatly

Ear training:

  • Recognize chord progressions
  • Create bass lines, grooves, strumming, chopping, and more
  • Accompany and harmonize

Go beyond music!

  • Learn how to go electric to amplify your violin, cello, viola, or bass
  • Career/business tips – get more gigs while enjoying a wider variety of work

What are the professionals saying?

Leading jazz mandolin website –

“We are stunned by Jason’s technical skills and musicality.”

Matt Glaser, String Department Chair at the Berklee College of Music”

“Have you heard Jason Anick play? He’s killing! Check him out, you’ll thank me later.”

Jason Anick –  Violinist/Educator

27-year-old Jason Anick is a Boston-based performer, composer, and Berklee College of Music Instructor, who is rapidly making a name for himself in the world of jazz violin and mandolin. In 2007 he won top honors for improvisation in the ATSA Alternative Styles competition and performed with the Robin Nolan Trio at the Montreal Jazz Festival. In 2008, while still a senior at the prestigious Hartt Conservatory, Jason began touring both nationally and internationally with Grammy award-winning Nashville guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson. He went on to record on Jorgenson’s latest CD “One Stolen Night,” which was named one of the top 10 albums of 2010 by the LA Times and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. 2011 marked the release of Jason’s debut solo album “Sleepless,” which was cited by as “…a must have for any jazz violin/mandolin fans.”

Jason is also a sought-after teacher and clinician and has taught jazz violin and mandolin at the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, Christian Howes’ Creative Strings Workshop, Berklee College of Music, Fiddle Hell, Django in June, DjangoFest Northwest, and numerous K-12 string programs throughout the United States. He also regularly contributes columns on learning Gypsy Jazz to Fiddler Magazine.
Try his easy online lessons and get started improvising today!


Jason Anick on the Creative Strings Academy”

“The Creative Strings Academy is one of the best learning tools out there for aspiring string player period. As a former student of Christian’s, I can honestly say that his musical guidance is indispensable no matter what your background is or what styles you are looking to learn. With such a wealth of knowledge readily available for you online, it’s impossible not to got your money’s worth from the Creative Strings Academy!”