"Having worked with Roderick Jackson in numerous classes and workshops for young dancers, I find his work engaging and supportive of young artists. He is truly one of the best!"

Karen L. Arceneaux
Alvin Ailey School Faculty – Horton Technique 

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"We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and appreciated the quality of musicianship, though we know it was just a small sampling. Both of us have been involved with arts in education for many, many years, and truly appreciate when we see high quality skills with high quality student interaction." 

Rhonda M. Lehman Davenport, M.Ed., C.A.S., and Herman L. Davenport, M.S.,
Learning & Development Specialists/Proprietors of Rootsource Solutions LLC.  


"Roderick Jackson is not only an incredible musician, percussionist, and creative collaborator, his ability to work with people of all ages, is exceptional. I’ve had the joy to not only perform with Roderick onstage, but to also observe his teaching in the classroom. His enthusiasm is infectious, and his knowledge of music, rhythm and dance is unparalleled. Roderick is a true asset to any classroom."

Mara McEwin 
Artistic Director of Treehouse Shakers 
Storyteller, Writer, Actor 


"Thank you to Mr. Roderick Jackson for hosting a percussion workshop for my students today! We learned so much and we are so thankful that we were able to learn and move to your rhythm!! The children couldn't stop talking about you!"

Vishwani Deon
Kindergarten Teacher
Cynthia Jenkins School, NYC

"Thank you so much (again and again and again!!) Roderick Jackson for coming to my school and hosting a workshop for our 3rd grade. They literally could not stop talking about it all afternoon. You were a wonderful inspiration for all of them and we cannot wait to have you back!"

Kristin Alexandra
3rd Grade Teacher
PS 314, NYC