Jonathan Letts

Jonathan L.

Detroit, MI

Lesson Details



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:

I have been a professional bassist for over 10 years. I specialize in upright bass, electric bass, and some keyboard. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Northern Michigan University, and studied with bassists Richard Davis, David Friesen, David Ziegner, and violinist Barbara Rhyneer. I have worked professionally with jazz musicians Dick Berk, Jon Mayer, and Ron Steen. I have played blues with guitarists Billy Flynn and Felix Reyes, vocalist Earl Thomas, and organists Doc Woodward and Paul Linden. I was also a member of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2016. I have played all styles of music from country western, to bar rock, to Latin, to pit orchestra musicals. My students have won top awards in their respective school music programs, and have earned positions in professional jobs.

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Jan 2008 - Dec 2016
Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Section bassist in professional orchestra.

Mar 2013 - May 2015
Old Library Studio

Taught GarageBand music production software in after-school program in Portland, OR.


Bachelor of Science, Music
Aug 2007 - Dec 2016
Northern Michigan University

Photos & Videos

In a Sentimental Mood
Lagniappe, Marquette, MI 1-12-2017
Jonathan Letts-Upright Bass
Travis Swanson-Guitar
Jim Cohen-Drums
Jon Letts-Bass
Travis Swanson-Guitar
Jim Cohen-Drums

10-5-2016 Lagniappe Marquette, MI

2 Reviews

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Hope Jun 28, 2017

John is a very effective teacher. I took bass lessons and I have improved so much. John is an amazing teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the bass guitar or upright bass.

Steve Jun 28, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

Jonathan taught me when I was around middle school age and has left a lasting impression on how I approach the bass and music 10-ish years later. Under his tutelage I learned music theory, techniques, and all sorts of different genres and styles.

His lessons were always very professional. I always felt challenged, but not overwhelmed, by the material being taught. He also made it easy to be interested in the lessons; he would always ask if there's any song or genre that I wanted to learn and that sort of thing.

Overall, definitely a 5/5 top shelf educator and musician.

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