As an educator, Mr. Pickard has served as a faculty member for East Carolina University (as a graduate assistant), Barton College, Catawba College, and Central Piedmont Community College as well as a private instructor in the greater Charlotte community. He retains memberships in the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
In October 2000, Mr. Pickard brought his experience as a music performer and educator to the business world when he was hired as Director of Education for MARS Music, Inc. in Charlotte, NC. Under the Management of Mr. Pickard, the Learning Center of the Charlotte Mars branch achieved top 5 in the country title several times in 2002 when ranked with other learning centers in view of student enrollment, gross profit margins, and community involvement. Throughout his employment with MARS Music, Mr. Pickard volunteered as a board member with the Charlotte Blues Society (director of the Blues in Schools program), and routinely conducted musical programs at MARS Music for the Metrolina Association for the Blind, Charlotte/Mecklenburg public schools, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Currently, Jason Pickard resides in Concord, North Carolina and remains active in the music community in charlotte area as an educator, performer, and classical guitar builder at Music49, Inc., a collection of charlotte's finest music educators.