Jordan Morita

Jordan M.

San Diego, CA

About Jordan M.

Background check: Last verified 11/03/2015
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Jordan teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: July 2003
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

About Jordan:

-Over 6,000 lessons taught to over 300 students.
-Over five years of teaching experience in classroom settings: K-5 general music, middle and high school band, under graduate music history, directing college music ensembles
-Performed with:
Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000 Maniacs, The Mighty Untouchables, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess, Bill Yeager All Star Big Band, Gilbert Castellanos, Afrotruko featuring Charlie Chavez, Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Katz, Zig Zag Jones, Faded Chroniclez, Orchestra Binacional de Mambo, Agua Dulce, Whitney Shay, Calphonics, Supermagnetic, and many more.
-Students have included: ages 5-80+, beginners with no experience, undergraduate music majors, scholarship award winners, members of the San Diego Youth Symphony program, many locals in San Diego, and many online students from around the world
-Over 60 five star reviews on Takelessons.com

My mission is to provide a positive musical experience for all students. For some this includes rigorous preparation for an audition of some kind, for others it may be an introduction to music fundamentals to foster better listening skills and greater artistic appreciation. All students will be challenged to improve their listening, timing, and technique. All students will learn to play songs that they love.

Recommendations for best results: make a three-month commitment to weekly lessons, and 30 minutes of daily practice. This formula guarantees results. Bring your instrument, music books, and a binder with sheet protectors ☺

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Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2011 - May 2013
San Diego State University

Lectured History of Pop Music, directed jazz combos, assisted the director of jazz studies.

Music Teacher

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Cherokee Elementary

K-5 general music, taught singing, rhythm, music fundamentals, directed the christmas pageant.

Music Teacher

Mar 2007 - May 2007
Cypress Elementary, Miami Florida

K-5 general music instructor

Assistant Band Director

Jan 2007 - Mar 2007
Hialeah Miami-Lakes Senior High School

Directed Beginning Bands, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands.

Education

Master of Music, Jazz Studies

Aug 2011 - May 2013
San Diego State University

Music Education, Jazz Emphasis

Aug 2003 - May 2007
University of Miami, Coral Gables

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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67 Reviews on Jordan M.

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Rodrigo P. Sep 23, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Good lesson. easy going person, with patience to teach.
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John Aug 11, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Friendly, positive and knowledgable instructor.
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Adam H. Jul 31, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan was enthusiastic, able to really engage with our nine year old and struck a great balance of encouraging the fun while explaining why it needs to be complemented with focus, patience and effort
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Kieko P. Jul 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan exceeded our expectations. He is fluid, thorough and makes the material easy and fun based on my son's age level. Thanks
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Laura W. Jul 5, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
Really fun, energetic young guy who has kept my 12 year old interested in playing his trombone.
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Abby May 25, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
My daughter is really picky about teachers of this nature but she really liked Jordan and his style. She states, "He really knows what he's doing and is really nice."
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Archer B. Apr 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Exceptional teacher for all levels.
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Ann B. Apr 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Exceptional teacher! My son and I are thrilled w Jordan's passion for reaching.
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Kim H. Mar 8, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Great first class ! Can't wait for the next one !
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Dave H. Mar 1, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher! He's very patient and knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him in a short time. I'm taking a short break, but will definitely go back to him at a later time.
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