- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Jon has been teaching drum lessons at the Fountain Hills Flute Studio since 2009. He began drumming in the 1980’s. He played with numerous working bands in the Arizona college music scene in the 1990’s. In addition, he played tenor drums with Northern Arizona University's drum line.
More recently, Jon has played drums with the US Coastguard Auxiliary Band, Fountain Hills Community Band and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
He is also an AZ certified teacher and holds a Master’s of Education from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s of Science in photography and advertising. Jon currently teaches photography/graphic arts at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ. He has also taught at the post-secondary level and was even a nationally certified snowboard instructor at one time.
Jon's diverse interests and experiences with drumming and as an educator give him a unique background to help students reach their goals. By taking lessons, students can develop the discipline necessary to become musicians who can read music, perform with others in various playing groups and enjoy making music.
Jon has over 32 years playing drums. He has experience teaching students in various styles including marching, jazz, rock, and concert band. Jon creates an easy going environment and is student-centered in his approach to teaching.
Secondary Art K-12