Jonathan Clinkenbeard

Jonathan C.

Houston, TX

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

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I am a professional guitarist, pianist and music teacher with 10 year experience. I graduated from Southwestern AG University with a Bachelor's degree in Music performance specializing in classical guitar.

Guitar students can expect to learn and progress quickly while taking lessons from me. Not only is guitar my first love, but I have been teaching it for 10 years and have learned from experience the most effective thing to teach students. Beginners, Immediate to advanced students are all welcome! Any genre: Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, pop, and so on!

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano in college and play other genres as well (blues, gospel, church music). I can teach students to read music and learn how to play with chord charts as well.

I have experience recording and writing music as well. I play with several bands and gig regularly. I also have several recordings and am now working on an album.

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Music Instructor
May 2014 - Present
Guitar Center

I teach music to all ages for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukulele and Mandolin!


Bachelor of Music - Classical Guitar
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Bachelor of Music - Classical Guitar
Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Texas at San Antonio


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Check out my youtube channel! Lots of videos..more coming soon.
CFISD Vips Luncheon I was invited to play at.

Photo by Jonathan C.
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4 Reviews

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Val & Pax Feb 14, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

My 9yr old son Paxton has been taking in-house piano lessons from Jonathan for over a year. Pax has developed a passion for learning how to play the piano, read & even create music after taking Jonathan's classes.

Pax and I are so very grateful for Jonathan. He is the best piano teacher and role model for my son. Pax looks so forward to his visit with him each week. Jonathan is a knowledgeable, energetic and a fun teacher who imparts good techniques and at the same time instills a lifelong appreciation of music. He is amazing with children and he creates an environment that is friendly and inspiring."

I would highly recommend Jonathan. He is a real gem!!

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Elizabeth Feb 13, 2018
Piano · In home

I am beyond blessed to have Jonathan as an instructor for both solo and ensemble performances. He understands music and knows what to listen for and give feedback in ways that are very encouraging! His patience with me as a beginning student definitely helped boost my confidence as a musician while helping me advance my skills as a pianist. He is an incredibly gifted musician and his knowledge of various music genres is so much fun! I look forward to learning more from him trust that he is capable of taking me as far as I dream to go. Definitely the best and most capable teacher I've ever met, and would encourage anyone who is even a little bit interested in music to check him out. You won't be disappointed.

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Catherine Feb 13, 2018
Music Theory · In home

Jonathan worked with my limited availability and went out of his way to meet me in my home. He is very knowledgeable and explains things in a way you can easily understand! His dedication and passion for his gift inspires you to see music in a completely different way. As a vocalist, Jonathan taught me how to interpret the music in my head onto paper and opened the door to an improved relationship with my fellow musicians. If you're looking for someone who knows music and has the patience and dedication to help you on your journey to being a successful artist/musician Jonathan is your guy!

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Sarah Feb 13, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

I have wanted to take piano lessons for most of my adolescence. Going into adulthood the monotony of corporate culture led me into really wanting to seek as much adventure outside office hours as possible.
Finally I made the decision to find myself a piano teacher I could count on.
I was recommended to Jonathan by a good friend and could not be more satisfied with my lessons! He truly is passionate about what he does during the lesson. He does not waste lesson time by creating small-talk or distractions. His goal is truly to teach you how to play music, and how to feel confident as you learn. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of all kinds of music and techniques to help you learn. From hand exercises, to scales, to how to properly use a metronome. He is one of those teachers that you just feel was born to teach music! I am thankful and recommend him to everyone I know that wants to learn to play an instrument, or has a child that is musically inclined!

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