After taking snare drum lessons as a kid, Mason renewed his passion for drumming while studying biomedical engineering at WPI in Worcester, Massachusetts. Soon after graduating, he found himself playing jazz gigs in Worcester and Boston. He began studying jazz drums with Dan McDonald at Music Maker Studios in Brighton, MA.
Mason takes inspiration from many great drummers across different genres of music. Some of his favorites are Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammad, and John Bonham.