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Jonathan D.
Greenville, South Carolina
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have developed a system for pianists that can increase efficiency of learning up to five times based on the development of three essential skills. I find students are able to progress more quickly with far better results when they consistently apply the skills of focus, beat dominance, and hand positioning using the practice method I teach.
About Jonathan D.

I'm available for online and in-studio voice and piano lessons. ***I am excited announce this year that two more students have advanced to the National round of auditions in the NATS student auditions. In the past a number of my students have placed first, second, and third at the regional level of the auditions with one winning FIRST PLACE IN THE NATIONAL ROUND! Congratulations Tristan, Akasha, Laura, Mariel, Garrett, and Greer.*** I hold a BA and MMus in voice performance and have been teaching privately and in schools for over 15 years. I currently hold adjunct professorships at Clemson University and at Anderson University. In addition to private voice, piano, and instrumental instruction I have taught bands and choirs on multiple levels for 12 years. I feel my breadth of experience has enabled me to develop a deeper understanding of common learning traits and focus on skill based learning. I'm comfortable teaching students of all ages including special needs students, and I have developed a practice method that triples the efficiency of each hour of practice time. You're likely to hear me say: "Practice makes permanent." "If a student isn't having fun, I'm doing something wrong" "If it sounds good, it is good."


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Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio

Loved Jonathan's pacing with my 10 year old son - just enough for lesson 1 - and his emphasis on proper technique. It's his focus on fundamental skills that's going to make all the difference.

Posted Sep 2, 2017
Student's Home
Student's Home

Awesome instructor! Patient with my inexperience, but pushing me to become better and better with each lesson.

Posted Jun 9, 2017
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio

Extremely helpful. Noticeable improvement after only three lessons.

Posted Sep 21, 2016

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Adjunct Professor
Aug 2015 - Present
Clemson University
I teach voice here. Go Tigers!
Adjunct Professor
Aug 2014 - Present
Anderson University
Anderson University has recently been named one of the top private liberal arts colleges in the Southeast. I have the privilege of teaching voice and directing the University Choir.
Jan 2004 - Present
Various Opera Companies and Choral Organizations
Band and Choir Director
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Carolina High School
Directing choir and band and teaching music appreciation and film criticism kept me thoroughly busy.
MMus in Voice Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2003
Bob Jones University
BA in Voice Performance
Aug 1996 - May 2001
Maranatha Baptist University
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners
Mar 2016
Mid-Atlantic Region National Association of Teachers of Singing
Regional Audition - 3rd Place, Graduate Division
Apr 2003
Mid-Atlantic Region NATS
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2004
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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