- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- June 1999
Hello! I believe that music is something everyone can do: it can be played alone or in pairs (and trios, quartets,etc). Playing music is extremely rewarding. It's about discovering your potential, and having fun doing it! Having played music for 25 years, and teaching for 12, I have experience as a performer, composer, and producer. I grew up playing cello before switching to guitar, and graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a BA in jazz performance. Most recently, I moved to Nashville where I am currently training to be a Registered Piano Technician.
*** Lesson Details ***
I offer a wide pallet of musical options. Whether teaching guitar, piano, bass, violin, or cello, I aim to provide a well rounded approach to the performance and understanding of music. Context is everything, so after we cover the basics, we can move in a direction of your liking. Whether you want to sit and compose by yourself, or let loose on stage in front of screaming fans, you will get there! In the first 3 to 6 months, we will cover basic music theory, technique, rhythm, and basic improvisation. After that, we can continue in any (and all) of these subjects, and begin to introduce ear training, the most essential element of your musical education. Overall, I want you to have fun and get what want out of your lessons.
*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, music stands, guitars, amps, chairs
*** Travel Equipment ***
Car, music stand, staff paper, instrument
*** Specialties ***
Balanced lessons -- playing by ear, learning the staff, composition, improvisation, try to have a little bit of everything with concentrations depending on the level and style of student.
He is a superior teacher! His musical ability is sine qua non. His ability makes it easy for me to learn from him. He began early with the cello, which he plays beautifully. He has also mastered other instruments. We play duets together and I enjoy playing with him very much. His theory is excellent; I have learned so much being his student. He has made me better and I feel more confident about my own playing and about myself.
I would definitely rate Jonah a 5 star teacher and would strongly recommend him to others.
We are so pleased with the instruction our son received this summer with Jonah. He is excellent with students. You can tell he cares about their progress and their personal goals and that they really learn with him as their teacher. We have taken lessons with other music teachers in the past with our older children, and we have not found one that takes as much time with the student and really cares that they learn the way Jonah has.+ Read More
Laid back guy, great with kids, excellent musical knowledge
Jonah works with both of our sons teaching piano. He is positive and upbeat and encourages them to do their best. His credentials are impeccable with a wide-ranging and deep musical background/education. He expects success from the kids, he gently pushes them to succeed. He is always on time to our house and is trustworthy. We highly recommend Jonah.
Jonah is a great teacher!
We were so happy to find Jonah to teach our son piano. Our son really responded to Jonah's style which was relaxed but very professional. There was quick progress in his ability. Jonah connects really well with his students and is very reliable and great at communicating on scheduling, etc. High praise for Jonah!
I started taking cello lessons from Jonah with no prior experience with any string instrument at all. He explained the instrument to me in a way I could understand it and related that back to his instructions on playing. Within a few weeks I could play songs! He is very encouraging and makes you want to learn more. It is also very helpful that he is such a talented musician because it allows me to play cello while he accompanies on piano. I couldn't ask for a better teacher, especially being new to the instrument! I'm sure he is equally amazing with the more advanced student, and he was definitely the perfect fit for me. A fantastic teacher able to teach multiple skill levels and age groups is hard to find, don't miss an opportunity to learn from the best!