Jackson Lai


Jackson is a percussion instructor in Southern California. He

currently works with Ayala High School, Trabuco Hills High School,

Mission Viejo High School, Warren High School, and Pasadena City

College. He teaches the front ensemble at the Santa Clara Vanguard

Cadets during the summer.


Jackson received his B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from

California State University, Long Beach and studied percussion under

Raynor Carroll and Dr. Dave Gerhart. He is currently working on his

Master of Education with Single Subjects Teaching Credential.


Jackson’s drum corps experience includes two summers at the Santa

Clara Vanguard Cadets and three winters in the Pulse Percussion

Organization. He is excited for his first year working with Dark Sky