Jon Goodman
Roslyn Heights, NY
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Jon Goodman

Jon G.

Roslyn Heights, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced, patient teacher with NYS certification in music education. I specialize in jazz, Broadway, r&b and rock. 20+ years experience as choral director. All levels, all ages. Not available for online lessons. Contact me for in-home lessons

About Jon G.

I am a patient, caring teacher with NYS certification in music education and many years of experience in private instruction and in the public schools. I teach piano and voice and individualize instruction for each student. You will learn basic technique, theory, and repertoire, and then you will focus on the music you want to learn. We'll work together to make the lessons fun and interesting. Teaching is a way for me to share my love of music. My goal is to see my students learn, progress, and perform on their own.

I teach all styles, ages, and ability levels, and specialize in popular, Broadway, jazz and rock. I am qualified to prepare you for NYSSMA, levels I - VI, and can also prepare you for high school, college, and theater auditions.

I'd like to give you an idea of what the lessons are like. For younger students, I use a combination of method books and fun songs that your child will enjoy. With older students and adults, we can go in different directions, for example: rehearsing for school auditions, talent shows, concerts, and plays, performing original songs, using recorded accompaniment, playing duets, improvising solos, using electric keyboards and synthesizers, learning keyboard accompaniment for singer/songwriters, and more. And we don't forget the fundamentals.

No matter what your musical goal, we can achieve it together. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Available for online lessons. If my available times are not good for you, please contact me.
Ages 8 and up.


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3 Reviews
Leigh E.
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he is a wonderful teacher

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Ervin Hoffman
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Jon was very patient with me as a beginner with never having learned how to read music before or play any instruments. I learned a lot which gave me confidence to continue with my lessons.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
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When I look back on my education, very few things really stick out. However, I will never forget those amazing teachers that bring a subject to life and change the way you think, forever. Jon is one of those teachers. He is encouraging, patient, informative, and helps you grow as a musician. I started as a beginner with a dream to play the piano. Even though I am still learning, that dream is now a reality and I can really play! If you have an opportunity to study with Jon, I highly suggest you take it. He changed my life and I'm sure he could change yours.

Posted Feb 24, 2016


Piano and voice teacher
Jan 1995 - Present

private instruction

Teach students of all ages and ability levels.

Professional keyboard player
Jan 1990 - Present


I've been performing in bands as a keyboard player since high school. My experience includes: touring in rock and r & b bands, working as musical director, accompanist, and arranger for singers, playing in small jazz ensembles and jazz big bands. I currently work as a freelance musician throughout the NY metropolitan area and perform with the Denice Givens Band.

Musical Director
Sep 1992 - Jun 2016

Halsey JHS, Forest Hlls NY

Collaborated in production of shows including Hairspray, Alladin, Fame, Music Man, Guys and Dolls, and many others.

Choral Director
Sep 1992 - Jun 2012

Halsey JHS, Forest Hills, NY

Director of Concert Chorus and Jazz Chorus. Concert Chorus participated In NYSSMA Major Organization Festival, All County Chorus and National Chorale Invitational Middle School Festival. Jazz Chorus was supported by a grant from the Midori Foundation. Students learned jazz repertoire and vocal improvisation (scat singing).


M.A. Music Education
Sep 1997 - Jun 1998

Lehman College

B.A. Music Performance (piano)
Sep 1994 - Jun 1997

City University of New York


Permanent Certification, Music K - 12
Sep 1990

University of the State of New York

Permanent License, Teacher of Music
Jun 1990

New York City Public Schools

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