Jon Gruver

Jon G.

Philadelphia, PA
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
In our lessons students can expect to learn the ergonomics of playing comfortably and healthily as a foundation while starting out with reading music, basic music theory, and melodies. From there we learn how to embellish those melodies with other notes and start our way into harmony where we learn how and why music is structured the way that it is in real-world terms. This leads us into the history of how songs and pieces were written and we explore all of the possibilities of the instrument as we gradually get into more and more challenging pieces. Students then begin to write their own songs based on the concepts that they've learned. All of this happens at the students' own pace until they're comfortable enough to move on to the next challenge. Your musical journey is your own and will be done on your terms with a little friendly guidance.
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Jon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

University-trained composer, performer, and educator, Mr. Gruver has been playing music in Philadelphia since 2009 and was the music department chair at the Philadelphia Community Arts Network from 2012-2016. Drawing on his professional education and real-world experiences, his personalized approach to teaching is rooted in classical pedagogy that is modified to meet the needs of our ever-changing world. Operating under philosophy that no one is born with the ability to play an instrument, but becomes great through hard work and the proper guidance, he teaches people of all ages and skill levels to help students achieve their full potential.


Music Department Chair
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Philadelphia Community Arts Network


Music Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Temple University


Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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