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Jared Loss

Jared Loss

Rockdale Music

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Jared's work combines: Music, Art, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Czar of Rock

I run a Rock Music School and Recording Studio.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Tourism and Travel Services Management

    Temple University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Music Management

Certification: Music Teacher Education

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I began playing music at a young age.

  • 2.

    In High School and College music became an outlet and a healthy way to communicate my thoughts.

  • 3.

    I majored in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy because it seemed like a fun job. I flunked...

  • 4.

    Went back to school for Tourism and Hospitality Management because it seemed like a fun career.

  • 5.

    After college I moved to CA and worked odd jobs in my field. I couldn't stand any of them!

  • 6.

    Got a job with RTN and went on two tours promoting for the series.

  • 7.

    I realized on the road that music was my passion and I needed to pursue it to be truly happy.

  • 8.

    I moved back to PA and started my studio while working side jobs. 3 years later, I have a career.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    My parents offered to pay for my college education as long as I didn't study music. They have always believed in me, but didn't really believe I could make a living as a musician. My mom in particular plays the devil's advocate in my life and challenges my big ideas and plans.

  • How I responded:

    I used the doubts that my mom had in me as motivation to prove her wrong. I know that she wanted me to succeed, but she has always tried to temper my expectations. I wasn't supposed to pass the 6th grade, then I would never graduate high school... whatever her intentions were, it worked. I owe it to her for making me strong and determined to succeed.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I started my business with NO MONEY! I took over a pre-existing studio and was lucky to have most of it setup, but I had no savings and at one point had to borrow $2k from my Dad to make payroll.

  • I was diagnosed with ADHD in High School and was medicated through college. I learned that I needed to construct my life around my limited focus and concentration and I have found that entrepreneurship is an amazing path for someone with ADHD.

  • I was arrested after my freshman year of college for a DUI and possession of marijuana. I spent most of college digging myself out of debt and had to deal with the repercussions of my mistakes.