- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 85
- Teaching since:
- March 2004
I am a musician and teacher, and I believe both professions require people who are passionate about what they do, patient, and creative. I feel that I score high on all three of those things. I've played and studied music for as long as I can remember, literally. My dad, who's been a musician all his life and played with Bob Seger for a little while in the 60s, taught me from the age of 12. From my teenage years until now I've been involved in a rock/pop band (The Great Fiction) who have recorded five albums, one of which was mixed by Michael Brauer, a mixer who has worked on a couple Coldplay records. And one of the songs we wrote was placed in a Hollywood movie, "The Invisible". I've also been a music teacher for over 8 years and absolutely love seeing kids and adults reach their full potential as musicians. I tailor lessons and my teaching approach to each student's individual needs and do whatever is necessary to help them master their craft. I'll never let a student just give up. I'll work with them at his/her pace until both of us feel satisfied with the results. Are you (Is your child) into classical music, contemporary music, or both? I'm passionate about all music styles and have experience playing and teaching most of them.
*** Lesson Details ***
During lessons, students can expect a very laid back and fun environment. I use a variety of lesson materials ranging from traditional to more advanced music theory books, and I create my own tablature sheets for contemporary music using nothing but the naked ear (and I train students to do the same!). After 3 to 6 months, students will be able to read music in intermediate level books and/or play top 10 Billboard hits.
*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a separate music room/office which includes guitars, amp, pedals, organ, keyboard. No pets.
2nd Residence: Guitar & piano: living room w seating.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have music stands and additional music books. I expect students to purchase music book used at every lesson and a notebook for taking notes.
*** Specialties ***
Classical piano, contemporary piano and guitar.
My son is enjoying his lessons and learning a lot. Jonathan is very patient and knowledgeable. His studio area is very clean and neat. I will continue with his lessons for my son.