Jonathan Todd

Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC
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About

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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:
2010

I currently play and teach all the orchestral string instruments, all forms of guitar, electric bass, and all forms of brass instruments. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I have performed in many ensembles throughout his career including: the New River Brass Quintet, the Symphony of the Mountains, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Emory and Henry Trumpet Ensemble, the ULM symphony orchestra, the ULM Wind Ensemble, and the ULM Jazz Ensemble. I had the opportunity to travel to Austria and Germany to perform as well as across the United States at events such as the International Trumpet Guild Conference. I currently serves as the Albemarle Road Middle School Director of Strings as well as teaching private lessons in wind and string instruments. I am a member of the National Association for Music Educators, the International Trumpet Guild, as well as the American String Teachers Association.

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Experience

Director of Strings
Aug 2012 - Present
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

I teach orchestral instruments and guitar to students in the 6th through 8th grades at Albemarle Road Middle School and Crestdale Middle School

Private Lessons Instructor
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
Lake Norman Performing Arts

Taught music lessons on many different instruments: brass, strings, percussion, etc.

Private Lessons Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Sam Ash

Taught Private lessons on string and brass instruments.

Education

Masters of Music Peformance, Music Theory, Composition
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Bachelors in Music Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Emory and Henry College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

North Carolina Teaching License, K-12 Music
May 2012
NCDPI

Awards

Nominated for Teacher of the Year
Jan 2016
Albemarle Road Middle School

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation
Feb 2011

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Jan 2009

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

One of my Violin Students meeting up with Soon Hee Newbold after their performance!

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One of my past students working hard!

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Hanging out with Tina Guo backstage during rehearsal.

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Another student during her performance with a local honors group!

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Jamming a little with Skip Taylor on Guitar and myself on Mandolin
Some of my orchestra students after a successful performance!

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19 Reviews

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Gary II F. Aug 27, 2017
Trombone · Online

Gary had his first lesson and got over the jitters of being "the first time" as well as the app which made us nervous "Yes dad especially!" being I was used to old fashion face to face lessons back in the dinasour era.

Thanks Jonathan for the great lesson and introduction to this program.

I look forward to more future lessons.

Gary

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Shadia Allen Mar 6, 2017
Violin ·

Jonathan is an excellent instructor. My lessons were scheduled in the evenings and he accommodated my busy work schedule. He presented the lessons clearly; he adapted my lesson to my learning style and never forced me into just 1 style of learning. He also gave me a lesson manual and discussed alternative ways of practicing at home. Joanathan is extremely knowledgeable, I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn violin.

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Rin D. Feb 4, 2017
Cello · In home

Jonathan is very professional, courteous, polite, encouraging, accommodating, and flexible. A passionate and well qualified string mucisian and teacher. I would recommend him to anyone of all ages.

Lisa Oct 27, 2016
Mandolin · In studio

JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!

Joseph Y. Oct 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Fantastic teacher!!!

Bekah S. Oct 7, 2016
Tuba · Online

Jonathan is a fantastic teacher! My son has learned a ton and loves lessons. My son's band teacher is very impressed with the progress he is making and the quality of instruction he is receiving. Jonathan provides excellent instruction and great follow up with lessons. We are thrilled to have him as our teacher!

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Synjin Oct 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I am 8 years old. I like Jonathan because he is patient with me and really helping me to be a better guitarist.

Bob Oct 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Jonathan is very good at pushing me into areas that I'm not comfortable with. This has helped my overall playing. I'm still taking lessons and learning more each week.

Daniel W. Oct 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jonathon has been teaching my son for over a year and has done a fantastic job. He has been great in his ability to adjust and customize each week. My son looks forward to his lesson each week!

Aliyah Y. Sep 29, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jonathan is fantastic with the kids - they came out excited to learn their instrument! He is using techniques that are more fun than what they previously had in lessons with other teachers. He recognizes the need to make it fun and current while learning at the same time. This makes the kids want to keep going and makes their instrument/music relevant to them. He is very knowledgeable and professional. We are thrilled to have him as our instructor!

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Spencer Sep 15, 2016
Mandolin · In studio

Jonathan is a very patient and talented instructor, with a really broad depth of knowledge.

Shontell Jul 19, 2016
Cello · In studio

Jonathan teaches my daughter and she has enjoyed her first set of lessons from him so far. She is in orchestra at her Middle School so the summer lessons have helped her improve her technique and when I listen to her practice I have noticed improvement in the sound. Scheduling was easy and he is flexible. It has been a great experience thus far.

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Aaron Winter Jun 27, 2016
Bass Guitar ·

Great teacher. Focuses on key topics that make you better. Syllabus is personally geared so you can move forward. Looking forward to more lessons!

Abby Jun 16, 2016
Violin · In studio

Jonathan was very personable, patient & knowledgable. My daughter enjoyed her lesson and as soon as she got home started practicing.

Rachel Lovell Jun 8, 2016
Bass Guitar ·

Johnathan I'd an excellent teacher! He is very patient and knowledgeable. I highly suggest him to anyone looking for a bass teacher!

Jon Apr 27, 2016
Cello · In studio

It's great to find a local cello teacher for my son. Easy to schedule, easy to work with!

Will Stranathan Mar 3, 2016
Bass Guitar ·

I've only had a couple of lessons so far, but am very, very pleased. Instead of being the next guy to show up, and Jonathan trying to remember who I am and what I'm here for, Jonathan actually spent time through the week looking for resources that would help me and what I want to accomplish. While I spend 30 minutes a week in the actual lesson, and I spend some time throughout the week practicing, Jonathan is actually investing time for the lesson outside of the lesson, and that's really important to me.

Jonathan has a very diverse background, and experience with lots and lots of instruments and musical styles, which all help in the lessons - strategies from concert bass that electric bass players can incorporate, chord inversions common to classical music which can help "pop" type progressions to move forward better, and places where it's appropriate to play funk or Latin styles in straight-ahead folk sorts of tunes. I highly recommend Jonathan, even if just to sit and talk about music for a couple of hours.

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Shannon Dec 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!

Shannon Dec 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!

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