Jordan M.

Jordan M.

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San Diego, CA

About Jordan M.

Male Ages Taught: 10 and up
Female Ages Taught: 10 and up

Overview

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!

Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with large wall mirror, good lighting, with full size keyboard, weighted

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide an instrument for themselves. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a binder or folder, and the texts from which they would like to study.

*** Specialties ***
I have an extensive background in jazz bands, classical wind ensembles, and improvisation. I also currently perform in both original and cover bands on trombone, keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk. I teach beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, and woodwind instruments, as well as advanced brass.

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Jordan is a jack of all trades. Whether your are interested in guitar, trumpet, piano, ukelele or harmonica Jordan can help you reach your goals. Check out his full profile (or keep reading) for more information on Jordan- http://takelessons.com/profile/jordan-m Jordan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Miami at Coral Gables and has been an active performer and teacher in San Diego since 2007. I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play! Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style. You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.
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Sean N. August 19, 2014
Ukulele · In home
My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so much, so fast! I would recommend Jordan to anyone of any age trying to learn how to play!
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Patricia S. July 23, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Jordan is patient and very experienced, Cristian has enjoyed his lessons and looking forward to his next one.
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Dennis K. July 7, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Jordan is very responsive to what instruction my son needs, and his enthusiasm for music is a great motivator.
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John G. May 14, 2014
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Jordan is an awesome Trombone player!!!
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Chris A May 14, 2014
excellent musician

I had the privilege of being able to play along side this teacher for a couple of years at Central Union and he a great instructor and a great person to be around. Definently someone I would recommend.
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Ed K. May 14, 2014
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I've played with Jordan on many occasions in both the professional and academic worlds. At all times he has demonstrated a high level of musicality, dedication, and professionalism. I have also seen him direct/teach younger players in combos. His ability to distill musical concepts and communicate them is clear.
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Ben D May 14, 2014
Need a trombone teacher? Go with Jordan.

I had the pleasure of attending one of the best music schools in the country with Jordan, the University of Miami. Jordan is a brilliant trombonist with a beautiful sound and great technique, but in terms of being a teacher, he is incredibly patient and knows how to make music a ton of fun. He is highly, highly recommended!
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SethV March 6, 2014
Former Classmate

Jordan is a talented musician, I started playing with Jordan in High School as part of our marching band and wind ensemble. He is a talented musician and I've had the pleasure of him vibrating my ear drums with his trombone. He has always been musically inclined and it's great to hear hes passing his knowledge on to others.
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Chike O. March 6, 2014
Awesome Piano Teacher

Jordan is an unbelievable teacher with a deep knowledge and passion for music and teaching. He improved not only my mechanical ability to play the piano, but also my understanding of the hows and whys of the art of playing the piano. Thanks so much Jordan, I wish I could keep the lessons going!
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KirkD March 6, 2014
Highly Recommended

I am a professional pianist, and I have had the pleasure of performing with Jordan on several occasions. I can say without a doubt that he is one of the most talented performers with whom I have worked. In addition, he is extremely passionate about music, and I am confident that his enthusiasm would be insightful to any future student. Highly recommended!