Jonathan Manuel

Jonathan M.

Van Nuys, CA

Lesson Details



Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 60 and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1991

Hi, Jonathan here... but you can call me Johnny.

And I'm a Guitar teacher specializing in blues and rock--My blues influence can be heard when I play jazz, soul and funk, so people have told me that I play so passionately.

"the blues are the roots, the rest are the fruits"

I am also a multi-instrumentalist. Piano was my first instrument before I learned how to play the guitar, and I believe this has helped me in my approach to understanding music.

I believe having this broad perspective enables me to teach ANY student, and make them the best musician they can be.


Owner/recording engineer and producer
Sep 2017 - Present
JourneyMan Music Studio

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Music Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present
Morning Star Christian Academy

Head teacher of Morning Star Christian Academy's music program consisting of individual musical instruments and Band Class

Session Guitarist
Oct 2005 - Present
for various bands in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Dec 2004 - Oct 2005

Introvoys, prime filipino original band from the 90s, reunites and tours the US--performing for the filipino/american communities in support of the reunion album--

"A Brighter Day"--- featuring songs written by Paco Arespacochaga, Keith Derrick and Jonathan Manuel--performed and recorded by Introvoys released under their own independent label.

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Jun 2003 - Dec 2004
First Circle

First Circle--performers of the hit song "Ako'y Sayo, Ika'y akin".

Male ensemble playing Rnb, Rock and Alternative hits in the Manila Music Scene.

Singer/guitarist and principle songwriter
Jan 2000 - Jun 2003

SKiN--composed of 4 individual musicians Norby, Henry, Jon and Paco, playing their own brand of alternative rock...

Albums included collaborations on Paco Arespacochaga's Album--- She's the One.

Mainstay band on GMA's Bubble gang from 2000-2001.

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Sep 1995 - Jan 2000
Blue Rats

Pioneer blues band in Metro Manila.

Members included an eclectic roll call of veterans from the music scene and up and coming musicians.

Recorded their debut album in 97.

Guitar Teacher
Apr 1992 - Jan 2000
Yamaha School of Music--Philippines


Bachelor of Music
Jun 1995 - Apr 2000
University of Santo Tomas--Manila, Philippines


English and Tagalog(Filipino)
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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JD Aug 8, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher. Really knows his stuff! I recommend him.

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