John Eun

John E.

New York, NY

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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2008

John is a fresh young guitarist bringing an eclectic mix of jazz and acoustic roots styling to the music of today. Originally from New Zealand, John grew up playing blues and funk. John is from a musical family with strong influences from jazz to classical.

Initially self-taught, John was awarded multiple scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music (concentrations in jazz performance and composition) with honors. John has studied with Julian Lage, Mick Goodrick, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ed Tomassi, Taylor Eigsti, Ingrid Jensen, Lage Lund and Wayne Krantz.

As a professional performer, he has played with an array of people and artists in a variety of different genres. His performance schedule has included a variety of shows in the US, South Korea, Sweden and New Zealand, including performances with Ernie Isley, Robin McKelle, Jason Anick, Adam Rudolph's Go:Organic Orchestra and opening performances for Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson.

John's work as artist and educator helps keeping the tradition of American Roots music. Recently John was featured at Mark O'Connor String Camp in Boston as a staff accompanist and session leader. As a featured performer at the GreyFox Bluegrass Festival 2013 in NY, he played with premier Roots musicians Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh and Matt Munisteri.

John's fretboard stylings incorporate a plethora of acoustic and traditional musical streaming, including from traditional to contemporary jazz, American Roots, Celtic, Broadway and big band. His work with numerous artists catalogs can be heard internationally and his concert work is not to be missed.

"Most Spirited Player" - Alison Brown (Grammy Award Winner)

"A Rhythm Machine" - Matt Munisteri

John is endorsed by Xotic Effects, Mono Cases and Acoustic Image Amplifiers.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching worldwide (Sweden, South Korea, New Zealand, USA) for multiple years and have taught young children, high school music perspective students, business professionals and college students. I'm down to earth type of person and I really do care everyone beyond just being a student. I couldn't care more about connecting with students (I hate this word, I'd prefer 'friends') individually as human beings with respect.

I specialize in jazz, blues, singer-songwriting style, R&B and Americana music(bluegrass, country, folk, celtic, old time) on many different instruments.

Depends on what you want, I have a lot of materials that I have collected through out the years with teaching different situations. For example you are a starter with no knowledge on guitar but want to accompany yourself at local open mics or you might wanna shred some dirty blues. Contact me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have professional equipments that will provide us to have amazing time playing music together.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with Guitar, Mandolin and effects .

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, Folk, R&B, Rock.

*** Notable Performances ***

• Opening performance for Jackson Browne at the House of Blues Boston
• Opening performance for Willie Nelson at the Agganis Arena
• Performing with Ernie Isley(from Isley Brothers)’s band at Café 939
• Performing with premier roots fiddler Matt Glaser at Club Passim
• Featured soloist at Adam Rudolph’s Organic Orchestra at Modern Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
• Featured artist at the Mark O’Connors String Camp Faculty Concert at Berklee Performance Center

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Staff Accompanist, assistant teacher
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Mark O'Connor String Camp (Boston)

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Voice Department at Berklee College of Music

Peer Advisor
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Berklee College of Music

May 2012 - Jun 2012
Adam Rudolph's Organic Orchestra (Sweden)


Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Jun 2013
Acoustic Image Amplifiers
May 2013
MONO Cases
Magna Cum Laude
May 2013
Berklee College of Music
CJ Scholarship
May 2012
Berklee College of Music
May 2012
Xotic Effects
Dean's List
Apr 2012
Berklee College of Music
North American Scholarship
Jun 2010
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

Get Out of Town by Cole Porter, played by 341 trio
at the faculty concert of Mark O'Connor Camp 2013 in Boston.
Gypsy Jazz! Django's tune called Django's Tiger
Bluegrass and Swing!
an original reel entitled 'Reel For M' by John Eun
Me singing/playing a jazz standard called I Thought About You
demonstration of blues/rock feel on guitar
Bluegrass Intro by Ethan Heyenga played by John Eun
Photo by John E.
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6 Reviews

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Adam A. Feb 18, 2014
Guitar ·

John is the best teacher I've ever had

John is by far the best guitar teacher I've ever had. He is not only methodical and patient. he is also a great listener, a creative problem solver, and above all a great person and musician. Look no further, because John Eun is where it's at.

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Tricia M. Feb 17, 2014
Mandolin ·

Amazing teacher!

John is a superb teacher. He really listens to your goals and tailors lessons to meet those goals. By the end of my first class, I already learned my first song on the mandolin. He is very professional and comes exactly on time for every single lesson; he has never canceled on me. I really recommend John as a teacher!

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Jorman L. Feb 11, 2014
Guitar ·

excellent lessons

john has a great potential as a musician and extraordinary skills as a teacher, every lesson I've taken has been exactly what i needed and what i was looking for, he's got a lot of info concerning guitar playing that could be helpful for beginners and to those in the advanced level.

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Andres M. Jan 31, 2014
Guitar ·


John has an amazingly deep understanding of music and technical ability! It's very inspiring and motivating to learn with him!

Al W. Jan 31, 2014
Guitar ·

Great Teacher!

John is an excellent guitar teacher. His teaching methods are really clear and informative. Great lessons!

Clay L. Jan 20, 2014
Guitar ·

John Eun is THE MAN!

John is an excellent teacher, musician, and all around guy. His lessons are chill yet very informative, and he caters to his students' individual musical needs. I hope to study again soon, Mr. Eun!

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