Jonathan Martin

Jonathan M.

Saint Louis, MO

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jonny plans on communicating a love for music in his lessons. He believes firmly that technique's purpose is to get out of the way of the music and all physical training (posture, hand formation, release of tension, etc.) is to allow that to be fluid process. A lover of etudes and scales, Jonny uses those as the building blocks to developing a musical ear and allowing the performer to truly connect to the audience.
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Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Jonny Martin is studying under Kurt Baldwin of the Arianna String Quartet. Having studied the cello for over 15 years, Jonny has had many opportunities to experience the joys of music. He performed in orchestras such as the Missouri High School All State orchestra, UMSL symphony, Saint Charles County Symphony, BYU Symphonic Orchestra and Young People's Symphonic Orchestra. Jonny has had the pleasure of participating in a master class with Zuill Bailey, Matt Hamovitz and Paul Katz. During this time Jonny has taught many students and greatly enjoys passing down his love for music.


Community Living Instructor
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Judevine Center for Autism

Supported an individual with autism as a live in roommate and coordinated health and transportation needs


Cello Performance
Aug 2013 - Present
University of Missouri - Saint Louis


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

UMSL Concerto Competition


10 Reviews

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Dorian Mar 25, 2017
Cello · In home

Great Experience. On time, polite and good teacher. My son liked him. He is a keeper.

Isaac Nov 10, 2016
Cello · In home

He was relatable to my 10 year old and thouroughly covered several essential techniques and excercises to practice.

Maelon E. Sep 1, 2016
Cello · In home

I could hear a difference in my son's playing within the first lesson. The lesson just ended and my son is already looking forward to lesson two, thanks to Jonny's combination of expertise, enthusiasm, patience and encouragement.

Frank Jun 25, 2016
Cello · In home

A wonderful teacher. I only had a few lessons from him before I had to move, but they were excellent and I was thoroughly impressed. Great with kids too; he taught a young girl lessons right before mine. Patient, kind, knowledgeable.. all the best qualities!

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Jackie Jun 9, 2016
Cello · In studio

Jonny is an excellent teacher because of his own skill, experience, and prowess on the cello. He is patient with his students, but he also has high expectations that motivate his students to work hard. What sets him apart from other teachers is that he is also fun and engaging, with a dynamic personality. Jonny has worked with some of the area's finest cellists and has performed in many different capacities. This gives him a broader background for more well-rounded instruction. I would recommend Jonny as a cello teacher to anyone!

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Alex Jun 8, 2016
Cello · In home

His experience shows in the quality of his lessons. He really knows what he is doing and is a great teacher!

Madeline Jun 7, 2016
Cello · In home

My experience with Jonny was a very enriching one! Not only does he simply and patiently explain technique and other musical elements, but he effectively explains the reason for the different techniques and musical elements. This not only helps the learner master a piece of music, but also molds the learner into a more competent musician. I highly recommend Jonny for anyone seeking music to enrich their lives!

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Clint Jun 7, 2016
Cello · In home

I was really impressed with Jonny's musicality and ability to transfer knowledge to my young son. He is a fine teacher.

Jack Jun 7, 2016
Cello · In home

Great technique with young students. Very patient and you will see results.

Linda Jun 7, 2016
Cello · In studio

Highly motivated and attentive teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

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