Jordan Dumont

Jordan D.

Carrollton, TX

About Jordan D.

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Jordan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2013
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

13 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am the worship leader for Living Life Church, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate instructor.

I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for multiple independent rock bands, the most notable being an indie psychedelic band called Tod The Fox. I have led worship for many churches including Grace Fellowship UMC, Brazos Pointe Church, The Cornerstone College Ministry at UTA, and FUMC Allen in varying capacities. At UTA, I studied Jazz and Classical guitar under acclaimed guitarists Sam Walker and Billy Robertson. Here, I also studied theory, piano, sight-singing, and music-production extensively. I graduated Magna Cume Laude with a Bachelor of Music-Media from UTA. After school, I spent 9 months interning/assistant engineering with acclaimed musician/composer/producer Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio in Dallas- whose credits include being the drummer for The Michael Gungor Band and Desperation Band. Then, got hired as an on-staff session musician and music producer at Drive35 Productions. I have also played guitar, mandolin, and bass for multiple pit orchestras and guitar for the North Lake Jazz Ensemble with director Jim Eger.

My teaching style varies from student to student. Music is a wonderfully diverse subject and every student has his own aspirations. I will do my best to cater each lesson to the student's goals and interests. Whether that is classical guitar method, rock, jazz, folk, country, pop or anything in between.

I have an excellent internet connection and microphone set up for online lessons. I also utilize screen-sharing to make the lessons as close to real life as possible.

A few of my favorite artists include: Michael Gungor, Joe Pass, Andrew Bird, Chopin, Led Zeppelin, Glen Hansard, and Radiohead.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will vary significantly from student to student. Not only does every student have different goals in mind, they all learn differently as well. I do my best to customize my lessons for each student's goals and needs. A typical guitar, bass, ukulele, or piano lesson may involve music-reading, chord studies, technical work, scale practice, theory, and of course learning awesome songs!

I consider myself a healthy balance between professional and light-hearted. As much as I want to make efficient use of the lesson-time, my primary goal is for the student to truly understand and enjoy music.

I have worked hard to be a flexible musician and teacher. I am competent in jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, blues, worship, country, and beyond and will be happy to teach any (or all) of these styles to any student.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Drive35 Productions:

-Large live tracking space
- Medium sized dead tracking space
- Pro Tools HD
- External Pres/Compressors/EQ (WARM, Manley, Vintech, etc.)
- DDA mixing console
- Several acoustic/electric/bass guitars (Epiphone, Fender, Taylor, Cort, Ibanez, Gibson, etc.)
- Lanakai Ukulele
- Gibson Mandolin
- Percussion
- Full drum kit
- 4 control/mixing rooms/practice spaces
- Breakroom
- Music stands/chairs
- Princeton Reverb, Vox AC15, Marshall, Ampeg amplifiers
- Several keyboards/controllers
- Rhodes
- Vintage organs
- Neumann U87, Senheissers, several SM57's, Lautin Audio Oceanus, Oktavas, AKG C414's

My at home studio:

- Chairs
- An 88-key Casio Privia keyboard
- Professional grade recording equipment (003r interface, behringer ada8000 with BLA mod, RNC by FMR, and more)
- High speed Internet access
- A printer
- A library of music resources
- Novation Launchkey MIDI controller
- Rode K2 condensor microphone
- Sm57
- Several Naiant stereo pair microphones
- 2 acoustic guitars (Cort and Zaeger), 2 electric guitars (Epiphone CS Custom, Fender Nashville Tele)
- An electric bass guitar (Epiphone Thunderbird with Bartolini Pickups)
- Lanakai Ukulele
- A Savannah Mandolin
- Double input amplifier (vox AC15C1)
- Music stand
- Metronomes/tuners
- Recording studio quality monitors (Yamaha HS8s)
- Large pedal board and pedal chain


*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary, rock, blues, and worship guitar, but have extensive experience in classical and jazz guitar as well. I am also an on-staff session guitar player for Drive35 Productions and can help anyone interested in the skills necessary to play for a studio.

For piano, I teach beginner to intermediate level students in a variety of genres. I use piano on a daily basis for composing, arranging, and performing.

For bass, I can also teach a variety of genres. I specialize in blues/rock/contemporary but have experience in classical and jazz bass as well.

For ukulele, I specialize in pop music adaptation and classical.

For mandolin, I teach basic beginner music skills- reading and strumming techniques.

Photos and Videos

Producing music at Drive35 Productions

Experience

Music Producer/Audio Engineer/Session Musician

Jul 2015 - Present
Drive35 Productions

When I am not producing/mixing/arranging/performing on tracks for clients, i am writing original material for the Drive35 catalogue or working with our in-house artists.

http://www.drive35.com
http://www.synchoney.com

Film Composer

Dec 2012 - Present
Self-Employed

I write, arrange, and produce film scores on a contract-basis. Some of my credits include "Searching Serenity" by Rustin Rogers, "Cry Heard Round The World" by Dolphin Blue, and "Harp Man, Hank, And The Spirit Guide" by Dolphin Blue.

Worship Leader

Oct 2012 - Present
Living Life Church

I helped launch Living Life Church in October of 2012 and have been leading worship there since. I am responsible for arranging the weekly service, collecting/writing music, scheduling musicians, building a tight community in the worship team, enhancing the worship atmosphere, and leading the weekly service. I also lead worship for several off-Sunday services, meet regularly with my lead pastor, and help with the media and sound work.

Contract Musician

Jan 2010 - Present
Self-Employed

I work on temporary contracts as a professional musician. Most recently I played guitar and banjo for Covenant Christian Academy's production of Crazy For You. I have also played bass and mandolin for several shows.

Private Guitar Instructor

Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Covenant Christian Academy

I teach after-school private guitar lessons to children K-12th through the SOTA program.

Guitarist

Jan 2015 - May 2015
North Lake Jazz Ensemble

I played guitar with the North Lake Jazz Ensemble under director Jim Eger

Intern

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
The Bakery Studio

I worked with and learned from acclaimed musician/producer/composer Brad Nyght at his studio in Dallas, TX 1-3 times a week.

Worship Pastor

Aug 2010 - Oct 2012
Brazos Pointe Church

I was the worship/music leader and creative director for Brazos Pointe Church for two years. I was responsible for arranging the weekly service, collecting/writing music, scheduling musicians, building a tight community in the worship team, enhancing the worship atmosphere, and leading the weekly service. I also led worship for several off-Sunday services.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music-Media

Aug 2009 - May 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Nominated for "Best Original Score"

Mar 2014
The Attic Film Festival

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

May 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington

The Academic Enhancement Scholarship

Aug 2010
The University of Texas at Arlington

The Outstanding Freshman Scholarship

Aug 2009
The University of Texas at Arlington

Affiliations

National Association of Music Merchants

Jan 2016
NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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67 Reviews on Jordan D.

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Molly Sep 8, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher! He is personable, encouraging, and consistent & has helped me to greatly improve my technique on ukelele in a short time. I would fully recommend him to anyone!
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David Sep 8, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I'm a few months into lessons with Jordan and really enjoying it so far. He is a highly skilled musician and a great teacher. His teaching style is well-rounded, and is helping me build a solid foundation on guitar. He will challenge you, but will be patient and encouraging along the way. He is very accommodating and flexible with scheduling (which is a huge plus). I would definitely recommend him for students of all ages.
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Kim Phelan Sep 7, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son has been taking lessons for 9 months with Jordan. He is a great teacher. He has an exceptional gift for music and sharing it with others. He has the students select the songs they want to learn which excites and encourages them. Highly recommend!
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Phillip Aug 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Jordan knows how to meet us where we are and make a lesson count. We look forward to each lesson.
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Keith Jul 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I started taking lessons from Jordan in November 2015. I've been playing guitar for several decades but I wanted to learn to play jazz music, learn different voicings for chord formations and to be able to read music. Jordan has been great. I leave my sessions with him and my head wants to explode from all the new things he is teaching me.
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Miller Jun 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Loved his first class. Already played us a song he learned his very first time on a piano.
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Grace Jun 8, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Got right to the learning plan and had grace playing songs first two lessons
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Tucker Apr 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
working with Jordan overall has been a great experience. He has done an excellent job in balancing my desire to play right away with the necessary skills to ensure long term results. Jordan has a very broad range of playing skills, types of music, and talent to accommodate anyone looking to further their guitar skills. We have bounced around from blues to rock to christian worship songs and from accoustic to electric. For someone that is an accomplished musician he displays and embodies a lot of patience in working with beginners. I would recommend him to anyone that asks and that is serious in furthering their playing abilities!
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Mike Apr 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I could not be happier with Jordan as my instructor. I had tried learning the guitar several years ago and gave up after getting frustrated with my lack of progress. With Jordan's patient and professional guidance, I have learned more in 2 months than I did for nearly a year previously. His thoughtful and professional approach is teaching me not only how to play, but to understand how to read and understand music. He is helping me build a strong foundation based on steady and fun learning at my pace. I am now seeing week to week progress, and I am excited about continuing my lessons with Jordan and the enjoyment that playing the guitar will bring to me for years to come.
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Tristan B. Mar 23, 2016
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one.