Jonathan Schlitt

Jonathan S.

Claremont, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching drum set lessons for about 3 years. My students can expect to learn a variety of styles and genres on the drum set, everything from jazz, pop, rock, etc. My goal is to better my students in the areas that they are interested in and also introduce them to new styles and genres that they might enjoy. I generally teach from books with authors like Peter Erskine, John Riley, John Bailey, and many more! As a player, I specialize in jazz and pop, but am experienced in others too.
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Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2013

Jonathan has been teaching private lessons since 2013 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and at his home studio. Jonathan has taught students in the areas of drum set, as well as orchestral and commercial percussion. His main focus is better his students' understanding in the instrument, improve their skill level, and make music enjoyable for the student.

Jonathan is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University where he got his degree in Percussion Performance. Jonathan has had the opportunity to be involved in the Idyllwild Summer Arts program, Claremont’s Young Musicians Orchestra, All-Southern Jazz Ensembles and Orchestra, performing at such venues as The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Motzartium in (Austria). Jonathan has also been involved with several symphony orchestras in the LA area. Working as a freelance musician in Los Angeles, Jonathan has experience with both classical music and commercial music, playing in orchestras, musical pits, jazz ensembles, and pop groups. As an expert in his field, Jonathan looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals in a friendly and helpful environment.

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Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
OCSA Orchestra

I have had the opportunity to play as an extra with the OCSA Orchestra as a percussionist performing such works including Carmina Burana.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Marina Del Ray Symphony

I have had the opportunity to play as an extra in the Marina Del Ray Symphony over the past year or two playing both drum set and percussion.

Sep 2014 - May 2017
Azusa Pacific University Jazz Ensemble

I have had the opportunity to be a part of the APU Jazz Ensemble for three years, playing with such artists as Clay Jenkins, Gary Smulyan, and Michael Davis. We had the great honor of competing at the Reno Jazz Festival and the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival.

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Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Rio Hondo Orchestra

I have had the opportunity to perform with the Rio Hondo Orchestra the summer of 2016, playing both drum set and percussion.


Percussion Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Azusa Pacific University

Photos & Videos

"Night in Tunisia" by Michell Camilo
"Beatrice" by Robert Glasper
"F.T.B." by Robert Glasper
"Rise and Shine" by Robert Glasper
"Hero's Journey" by Jarryd Elias
"Legerdemain" by Ivan Trevino
"As One" by Gene Koshinski
"Rounders" by Michael Burritt
Photo by Jonathan S.
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Dillen Sep 18, 2016
Xylophone · In home

Jonathan is patient and very knowledgable.

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