Jonathan Hart

Jonathan H.

Hatfield, PA

About Jonathan H.

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Jonathan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I started my musical education in a children'€™s choir at age 6.
When I turned 8 years old, I began piano lessons. I started violin
at 9 and trombone at 10. I am now proficient on the guitar, bass, and piano. Having completed my tour of duty in the U.S. Army, I am currently on the Dean'€™s list as a music/audio production major, and plan to continue my music education until I earn at least a masters in performance and composition. I started my teaching career at Milestones in Music, a local studio, as an independent contractor, and was able to gain valuable experience, and through my membership in the National Association for Music Education(NAfME) I was able to fine tune my curriculum. I am a former member of the Grammy U Recording Academy, and have had opportunities to work with a lot of different musicians. (The Recording Academy is the organization that created the most prestigious
award in music, the Grammy). I am the band leader at my church Montco Bible Fellowship, and the lead audio tech for an audio/video group.. Sanctuary Sound. I also do consultant work for organizations looking to setup a sound system/studio. I enjoy recording my own music in my home studio, and learning to play new instruments. I hope to pass my love for music to the next generation!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very laid back instructor... as you will find out! I understand that not everyone learns at the same rate; however, I am a perfectionist and don't allow students to advance until they have learned a particular skill. I would rather a student take forever to learn a song, and practice it with good technique, than be able to play it right away with poor form and posture! I reinforce the value of working toward goals and celebrate with students when they reach them.  I understand that every student has different interests and reasons for wanting to learn an instrument... I try to focus on the areas that are of interest to the student, because if you are enjoying yourself then you will excel.  This does not mean that the subjects and skills that are not of interest will not be taught, because I believe in being a well-rounded musician. I teach both jazz (improvisation/reading chord charts) and classical (written/ composed music).

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is currently not optimal for teaching... I hope to change this within the next year!!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson books and other learning materials, but expect to be reimbursed. I expect the student to have their own instrument/equipment. Piano students are required to have a piano or a keyboard with weighted keys/hammer-action (preferably 88 keys), a piano bench and a pedal. Guitar/bass students must have an acoustic/electric guitar/bass with a strap or footstool, pick, and cable and amplifier if applicable! Digital audio students must have their own computer, Digital Audio workstation (software), digital audio interface, speakers/headphones and midi controller. ALL STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A NOTEBOOK (college rule or staff)!!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz piano! I am more than proficient at most production software including: reason, fl studio, ableton live... and other editing software such as sony sound forge, audacity, etc...

Photos and Videos

Just a fun video i put together... all music composed and performed by yours truly... :)

Experience

private music instructor

Feb 2011 - Present
milestones in music

I have been teaching private instrumental lessons full time since 2011. i have experience with kids as young as 4 yrs old to senior citizens!! I also have experience teaching autistic children as young as 6!!

Education

associates music production

Sep 2013 - Present
montgomery county community college

associates music

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
montgomery county community college

Languages Spoken

english

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Jan 2012
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. 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.

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25 Reviews on Jonathan H.

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Max D. Oct 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Patient and helpful teacher. Always friendly and explains things well so that it is very easy to understand. I've improved immensely in the past ~2 years, thanks to him. Great for anyone looking to begin in jazz piano and theory!
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Michelle L. Oct 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome guy! Very knowledgeable
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Tony Sep 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Jonathan is very patient- I'm an old timer- self taught with tons of bad habits and a real lack of any music theory. Jonathan is patient and a lot of fun as a teacher. I really look forward to our lessons.
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Aaron R. Aug 23, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son was very happy with Jonathan's approach and is excited to learn the proper way to play bass.
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Robyn R. Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter was hesitant starting with a new teacher since we just moved to the area. Jonathan was great and she was very happy with the lesson
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Anna H. Aug 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan was prompt and my daughter described him as very knowledgeable. I like that he is starting her back into piano with theory.
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Andrew Aug 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thoughtful and caring and, knowledgeable!
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David B. Apr 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son doesn't give many details; he is happy with Jonathan and said he deserves five stars.
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Kelly S. Mar 16, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan was an excellent instructor. Always punctual and professional. Showed a real interest with my son's lessons. Kelly Sheridan
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Levi M. Nov 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 5 year old son was very happy and couldn't wait to get his next lesson
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