Jonathan Doyel

Jonathan D.

Greenville, SC

Lesson Details


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.
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Jonathan teaches



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

Teaching since:
August 1999

I'm available for in-studio and online lessons and coaching.

***I am excited announce this year that four of my students were invited to audition for the NATS national level competition after having placed first, second, and third at the regional level. Two were accepted. Out of the 219 students at the audition one of my students placed first. Congratulations 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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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.

Photos & Videos

First place NATS national auditions!

Concert time.

Sharing what you learn is the best way to retain new skills. Collaboration is an important part of learning any instrument.
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11 Reviews

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Malachi P. Sep 1, 2017
Trumpet · In 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.

Eric Jun 9, 2017
Saxophone · In home

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

Marc I. Sep 21, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Extremely helpful. Noticeable improvement after only three lessons.

Michael May 11, 2016
Piano · In studio

Jonathon is knowledgeable and is able to translate that into concise instructions for improving ones piano skills. I used him as a 'surge' to speed up my learning and he provided me with several tips that have helped.

Rebeca R. Mar 2, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

I am grateful to Jonathan for helping me so much in such a short time frame. I have learned so much already! He is transforming the way I sing!

Adele Earnhardt Jan 22, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

Had a great first lesson!

Brandon G. Jan 4, 2016
Singing · In studio

Excellent teacher

Diego L. Nov 17, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I'm a beginner who has learned so much in just 5 lessons, and I plan to continue soon. Besides that, Mr. Doyle is a kind teacher who is passionate about teaching his students, and makes one feel at home.

Huifan Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In studio

Very professional, detail and patient teacher who helps me make progresss on singing from 0 experience.

Denise G. Sep 5, 2015
Singing · In home

Very good informative first lesson. I felt comfortable and at ease. Great instructor.

Jaelan C. Jun 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

Very clean and cooperative instructor

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