Jonah F.

Jonah F.

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Bridgeport, CT

About Jonah F.

Jonah teaches: Males 5 to 80
Females 5 to 80
Teaching since: August 2003
Last sign in: 2 days ago
Average response time: 3 hours

Overview

Hello all. I have been teaching for about 10 years now. I have degrees from two universities, one for jazz performance and one for classical performance. I have played in multiple bands throughout my life ranging in styles from punk rock all the way to straight ahead jazz. If you choose me for lessons, we will work on developing your musical vocabulary, learning to read music, hand exercises, chordal structures, scales, tablature and so much more. I have a love for music like none other and a passion to share that with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson with me would start with some warm-up exercises. I then like to move on to any book material you may have had for that week. We will also work on chords and scales to use accordingly with any songs you're learning. Often we'll work on a popular song that you may want to learn. Also for the intermediate to advanced student there may be some music theory and aural skills training. Overall I tailor the lesson to the individual. I am thorough in my techniques. I also possess a great patience and will work with you on whatever you may be having trouble with until you and I both feel comfortable. You can expect rapid development with me. I promise I'll have you playing well in a short time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide guitar, pencil, tuner, manuscript paper, etc. They need an instrument, music stand, tuner, metronome, book.

*** Specialties ***
I am well versed in ear training, music notation, tablature, and chord recognition. I have taught all age groups and all styles of music and feel confident in my ability to relate well to any material.

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Experience

Sales Associate Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Sam Ash Music Co.

Sales of musical instruments/accessories to a steady client base. Repair and set-up of musical instruments, dept. maintenance and inventory control.

Education

Bachelor's of Science - Music Performance Aug 2007 - May 2010
University at Buffalo
Associate's in Applied Science - Jazz Jan 2003 - May 2005
Villa Maria College

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Phi Theta Kappa (2-year institution honor society) Jan 2005
Villa Maria College
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2 Reviews on Jonah F.

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MichelleW2 January 4, 2012
Excellent Instructor for All Ages

Our 10 year old son is really enjoying his weekly at-home guitar lessons with Jonah. Jonah has been careful to thoroughly cover the basics before moving on to more in-depth instruction. This patient teaching method has proved invaluable to keeping our son engaged and giving him confidence to move forward. Jonah approaches each lesson with an easy-going and relaxed demeanor balanced with a serious expectation of learning each lesson's stated goals and objectives. Our son is looking forward to a successful year learning the guitar and we would highly recommend Jonah to anyone seeking guitar instruction.
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MarciK December 12, 2011
my 8 yr old is doing great with jonah. jonah is very clear on goals, what my son should practice and reviewing the last weeks' lessons. the lessons vary from one week to the next enough to keep it interesting and challenging