Jonas began his music studies on classical guitar at the age of 11 and first picked up a renaissance lute in Salzburg at age 19. He says, "It was the magic of plucking and strumming that got me hooked!"
He's been teaching guitar and giving masterclasses worldwide for over 5 years already, including Germany, Austria, Spain, South Korea and recently, USA.
He is a committed and passionate teacher of both guitar and lute. He has been teaching for the past five years. His studio includes students of all ages, abilities, and musical interests. Jonas believes in promoting and nurturing a passion of music in his students while challenging and inspiring them to find a place for music in their lives. All students have different goals, interests, and learning styles and Jonas strives to find a teaching approach which is tailored to each individual student.
MIE Concentration Program Goals
- To develop NEC students’ awareness of their potential future roles as musician/educators.
- To provide flexible and individualized entry points into the field of education for NEC students for both traditional and non-traditional roles.
- To support the development of personal pre-professional portfolios that would aid MIE Concentration students in their professional careers.
The Lute Society of America, founded in 1966, is devoted to the lute and its music. Membership is open to anyone, anywhere – scholars and listeners as well as amateur or professional players. We share information through our publications, on our worldwide web pages, and at one or two annual Summer Seminars. Smaller regional meetings are occasionally sponsored as well.