Jonathan French

Jonathan F.

Bridgeport, CT
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I love to play the guitar whether it be electric guitar or acoustic, those who know me personally have seen firsthand that I'm passionate about music and where the guitar fits into it.

Why you should take my classes? My straightforward approach is appreciated by everyone who has taken lessons with me I'm careful not to confuse or intimidate my students with too much theory and musical jargon. My classes are perfect for: beginners, late beginners, intermediate and late intermediate.

I've been teaching music for 10+ years and it's been a great experience! My goal is to help make guitar a positive experience for you, build your confidence and help you be the best player you can be!
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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

Teaching since:
June 2008

My name is Jonathan, I love to play guitar and I love to teach! I currently have openings for new students for online lessons.

Here’s what you get with my lessons: A fun and relaxed environment, organized and progressive lessons, and lessons that are tailored to fit your specific needs!

Message for beginners; I start off giving you a clear understanding of the fundamentals starting with the most basic: theory, chords, and scales and then build off of those basics. My ultimate goal is to give you all of the tools you need to play your favorite songs and enable you to take on even more challenging songs.

As a bonus feel free to ask me questions at anytime, just send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Sign up with me today!

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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!

Sep 2015 - Present
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 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.


Bachelors Degree in Guitar
Jun 2017 - Present
Berklee College Of Music
Guitar Student
Sep 2014 - Present
Bobby Griffin Guitar


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


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

Playing guitar gives me a joy I can’t describe...

Having a lot of fun played by with The Spiritual Souls!
Having fun playing William McDowell’s “Spirit Breakout”!
This is just a short video of me giving an example of chords you would use for a old school Gospel/Blues type of song!
Photo by Jonathan F.

In the studio working on The Judah Initiative project!

A picture I took of my "Traveller" guitar during a lesson at Neighborhood Studios!


Neighborhood Studios is another school that I currently teach at! Stop by and say hi!
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5 Reviews

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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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