Jonathan French

Jonathan F.

Bridgeport, CT
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The acoustic guitar is a beautiful instrument and is perfect for folk songs, coffeehouse, unplugged, and smaller venues. Acoustic guitars add a certain flavor to songs I can help you in your journey to acoustic guitar mastery!
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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:
June 2008

My name is Jonathan and I’ve been teaching with TakeLessons for a few years now. I love my job, I love to play the guitar and I love to teach.

I create a positive environment that’s perfect for learning for all of my students, no judgement, and I don’t put pressure on my students “to get really good fast”, with me you will have fun and you will learn to play!

I have no gimmicks, no “quick tips”, and no “magic” to try and sell you. But what I can promise you is that with me you will learn to play the guitar and excel at your guitar playing, sign up with me for your first lessons today!


Music School Director
Sep 2018 - Present
Neighborhood Studios

As Director I help new students and the parents of new students through the enrollment process. I answer music related questions and match students up with the teacher that’s right for them, choosing from our amazing team! I remain apart of all students learning process being available to provide information in a timely manner and acting as a guidance counselor.

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Lead Guitarist
May 2017 - Present
The Spiritual Souls

The Spiritual Souls is a Gospel-Quartet group from Waterbury,CT. They perform classic Gospel songs as well as originals!

Guitar Instructor
Apr 2016 - Present
Private studio

Teaching Students: How to read basic sheet music, fretboard theory, how to read guitar tab, and chord charts. I teach all ages and really enjoy each and every lesson!

Lead Guitarist
Sep 2015 - Present
The Fantastic Voices Of Joy

The Fantastic Voices Of Joy is a Gospel-Funk Band from Waterbury,CT We play covers and original music!

Guitar Instructor
Mar 2015 - Present

Teaching: Guitar, Basic Music Theory, and Performance.

Specialties: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Chords, and Scales.

Genres: Contemporary, Christian, Gospel, R&B, Blues, Jazz

Jan 2010 - Present
The Judah Initiative

The Judah Initiative is a Contemporary Christian band who often performs music during events sponsored by the organization of the same name. I'm the guitarist for this band!

Music Director
Jan 2005 - Present
Ministries International

Organizing singers and musician together and conducting rehearsals. Arranging songs, sheet music, and having them ready in a concise manner for Sunday services.

Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
The Truth Church

My duties are to work with the Music Director planning song repetoires to be used for Sunday morning worship service. As participate in the worship band as its guitarist. This is a great and fun experience!


Guitar Lessons
Jun 2018 - Present
Joe Stump
Bachelors Of Professional Studies
Jun 2017 - Present
Berklee College Of Music
Guitar Student
Sep 2014 - Present
Bobby Griffin Guitar


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Guitar Skills
Sep 2018
Berklee Online

Upon completion of the necessary courses I received my certification in Guitar Skills!


American Guitar Society, Inc
Jan 2017

We are an organization dedicated to the interests of guitarists and those who enjoy guitar music. Since 1923 the Society has presented monthly programs, featuring solo and ensemble performances of music from the Renaissance to the present.

Connecticut Guitar Society
Dec 2016

The Connecticut Guitar Society is a non-profit presenting arts organization. It is the largest organization of its kind serving the general public and classical guitarists by providing a forum for listening, learning, performing and teaching.

Photos & Videos

Monica - Angel Of Mine
Roddy Rich - Out Tha Mud
New Edition - Can You Stand The Rain
Miguel - "Hollywood Dreams" Cover
Force MD's - "Tender Love" Cover
Prince - "I wanna be your lover" cover
My short cover of “Can’t help falling in love”. Book with me today!
Having a lot of fun played by with The Spiritual Souls!
I love to play my guitar!
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8 Reviews

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Cristian Jun 24, 2019
Guitar · In studio

I really enjoyed being in his class. He really helped me grow as a musician and when I didn’t understand something, he took his time to make sure I understand the material. He was amazing to have as a teacher and I’m really gonna miss his class.

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Leigh W. Apr 10, 2019
Electric Guitar · In home

Jonathan is a great guitar teacher, he's very knowledgeable and does a good job of helping you understand the guitar. A great aspect of Jonathan's guitar lessons is that he shows you how to apply technical information (chords, scales, arpeggios, triads, etc.) to actual music.

Book your next guitar lesson with Jonathan, you will be glad you did!

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Olvin Q Apr 10, 2019
Guitar · In studio

Mr. Jonathan is the best instructor I’ve had yet, he’s so far has helped me go forward and improve with my guitar skills and just over all is just very calm,funny, and patient type of a guy

Austin Feb 17, 2018
Guitar · Online

Jonathan French is a great instructor. He is an extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. He allows you to learn at your own pace while still managing to provide challenging lessons. In total, I have had five guitar lessons from Mr. French and all of the lessons have been fantastic.

Do not hesitate to book a lesson with Jonathan French.

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Gabrielle Jan 13, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Jonathan is one of most successful guitar teachers we have at our Private Lesson Studio. He is able to teach students of practically any age and any level. He is very proficient, not only as a guitar player, but as a teacher, as well. With his vast knowledge of the instrument and his experience performing, he is an excellent choice when looking for guitar instruction.

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Elodie’s Mom Jan 4, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I would definitely recommend Mr Jonathan as a guitar teacher. He’s very patient with kids and knows his job. He will develop your kids confidence and passion for music. Respectful and knowledgeable music teacher!

Prince Jul 18, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Mr. Jonathan French is a great teacher. He's very skilled and knowledgeable in music and guitar, and has assisted me a great deal with songs for shows and performances. He's a patient instructor and doesn't teach just for a pay; he is very passionate in what he does and truly cares about his students' growth as musicians.

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Veronica F. Jan 8, 2017
Guitar · In home

I really can't say enough about Jonathan and his ability to teach guitar. As someone who was a little beyond the beginner stage, trapped in "cowboy chord" land, Jonathan has been extremely patient with me, detailed, friendly, and an easy instructor to learn from. He makes learning guitar fun, and his knowledge of music theory and practical application is impressive. He has helped me grow as a guitarist and a musician in general, so you're looking for an instructor who fits this description, Jonathan is your guy!

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