Jordan Morita
San Diego, CA
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Jordan Morita

Jordan M.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn your favorite tunes! Single notes, bends, fun riffs and melodies. My love of the blues and Stevie Wonder is what drew me to the harmonica, and I really enjoy sharing that.

In the first several music lessons we establish overall music fundamentals. Good ears (notes), and good time feel (rhythm). We also get the basics of harmonica playing technique, and a song or two. After that, we expand into whatever music inspires you.

My hope is that I'll help you become a well round musician and harmonica player :-)

About Jordan M.

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching.
2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances.

*Experienced teacher and professional musician.
*Has performed with:
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000 Maniacs
*Recorded on national tv ads including Coca-Cola, Dreyer's, KFC.
*Thousands of lessons taught to hundreds of students.
*Over five years of classroom teaching experience in San Diego and Miami-Dade public schools: K-5 general music, middle and high school band, under graduate music history, directing college jazz ensembles
*Students have included: ages 4-96, beginners with no experience, undergraduate music majors, scholarship award winners, members of the San Diego Youth Symphony program, many locals in San Diego, and online students from around the world.

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.

Students get a minimum of one lesson per week. I am not able to schedule lessons every other week.

Recommendations for best results:
1. Make a three-month commitment to weekly lessons.
2. Practice at least three times a week, for a minimum of 15 minutes each time.
This formula virtually guarantees results. Bring your instrument, music books, and a binder with sheet protectors ☺

*Scheduling policies:
No Cancellations. Students get a minimum of one lesson per week. If the student is unable to attend a lesson as scheduled I will use the time to email a video lesson to the student.

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of former Basie trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. That lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. In 2013, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

*** Specialties ***
In home beginning music lessons.

PLEASE READ:
***Scheduling Policy***
-No Cancellations.

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Barbee G.
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Posted Jun 16, 2020
Oskar
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Jordan is really patient with our boys. He teaches our older son (11 yrs old) piano and our younger son (9 years old) guitar. They are both making progress.

Posted May 14, 2020
Wenjing J.
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Posted May 6, 2020
Eagan R.
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Jordan helped my son relax and didn't make him feel bad about things he didn't know as they were getting to know each other. We are excited to work together.

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Alicia
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It was simply great

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Ryan C.
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Jordan is very patient and explain the techniques in details. Ryan liked the class.

Posted Mar 7, 2020
Atiya P.
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Posted Feb 12, 2020
Kevin S.
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Posted Jan 28, 2020
Antonio G.
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My son had nothing but great things to say after his first lesson. He loved Jordan and was not bored at all during the lesson.

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Alicia
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Posted Sep 12, 2019
Nate F.
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Patient, knowledgeable, engaging

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Atiya P.
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good

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Scott
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This dude knows his stuff.

Posted Apr 3, 2019
William W.
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Knows teaching and knows harmonica. Tunes class to students capability and goals. Flexible.

Posted Feb 7, 2019
William W.
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Posted Feb 6, 2019
Jody
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Absent for an extended period. Became unreliable and communication deteriorated. Scheduling became spotty.

A sad update to my earlier 5 star review. My son began learning guitar from Jordan when he was eight, he’s now nine. Jordan taught my son to play from the foundation up and did amazing at it. However, he took a month off to go on tour and told us he would continue lessons on skype. The lessons however were once every other week if that, Jordan wasn’t consistent in the schedule. On Skype, Jordan didn’t have a guitar, he held clapping sessions with my son on camera. My sons skills began to fall and his confusion mounted so I asked that Skype lessons discontinue and asked that we pick up the in home lessons once Jordan was back home. I don’t think think this pleased Jordan.

After the tour, Jordan took more time off for vacation (which he’s entitled to) but upon returning home he didn’t call us. I eventually inquired and the next day we had the first face to face lesson in a month or more. Jordan’s demeanor changed, I asked to schedule the rest of the months lessons and was told Jordan would contact me but days went by with no response. We were forced to seek another music studio at that point. I wrote Jordan to notify him of the switch and to thank him for his past teaching but four days later, still no reply.

Jordan is a great teacher but I do not recommend him for young children who are just beginning. Inconsistentsy is hard for kids and having a teacher who is adored just sort of, vanish...was difficult for my son who held him in high esteem.

I’m sorry to have this as my update.

Posted Jan 25, 2019
Atiya P.
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Posted Jan 21, 2019
Taylor F.
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Jordan was amazing! He was so nice and very professional. My 10 yr old daughter really liked him. He brought some ukulele books and left one for my daughter to practice with-she is looking forward to her next lesson!🙂

Posted Oct 17, 2018
John C.
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Jordan is great. A cool professional with great vibes!

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Scott
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Great first lesson for my son! Thanks Jordan.

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Kesa K.
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Jordan taught both my teenager and pre-teen trumpet for a couple of years, and was able to extend their ranges on the very first lesson. He is organized, kind, a great musician, and he stuck to the fundamentals - a great teacher.

Posted Aug 24, 2018
Atiya P.
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Very good music player

Posted Jul 17, 2018
Richard D.
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Jordan is a great teacher. Very enthusiastic, extremely flexible, and knowledgeable. He brings a lot of resources to the table. We were able to jump from basic stuff like scales and other practices to what my goals are and how to achieve them. Working on line was no problem. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Jenn Sparks
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Posted May 30, 2018
JP
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He came with great energy to the 1st lesson. At the end of the lesson my son was so excited about Jordan. My son doesn't get excited that easily :)

Posted May 23, 2018
Jody
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My son is 8 and has been seeing Jordan for several weeks. Jordan started out by clapping out music, learning about pitch and timing etc instead of putting a guitar in my sons hand on day one and overwhelming him. My son left Jordan today and on the way home excitedly told me “I love seeing Jordan, my confidence grows every time I see him.” Those were his own words! Tomorrow we are purchasing him a real guitar and I see him being a great student because of Jordan’s patience and introduction to music the right way! Jordan began at the foundation and I feel has set the stage for great things for my son. Wonderful teacher!!

Posted May 17, 2018
Atiya P.
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I really liked Jordan I liked the demonstrations and how hed told me to practice and thanks to Jordan I sound better From Jp

Posted May 17, 2018
Maxwell A.
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Great!

Posted Apr 18, 2018
Aden P.
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good

Posted Apr 12, 2018
Aden P.
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Great

Posted Apr 12, 2018
Andy
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Great lessons. Enjoyed learning the instrument with Jordan. Excellent teacher.

Posted Feb 21, 2018
Sara
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great start! excited for our next lesson.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Patrick
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Great teacher!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Luke
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Great first lesson. Jordan has an enthusiastic and warm demeanor. My son looks forward to more lessons with him.

Posted Dec 24, 2017
Sam M.
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Bright, nice and patient

Posted Nov 14, 2017
Aiden Z.
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He is great! Very nice and knowledgeable. :-)

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Jenn Sparks
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Posted Sep 27, 2017
Ben S.
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Great 1st lesson! Ben is looking forward to working with Jordan going forward.

Posted Sep 21, 2017
Tina H.
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Jordan has been working with Adam for a bit over a year, and he is terrific. He has great patience, enthusiasm, and really engages Adam and challenges him to do more in an inspiring way. We are so glad we found Jordan!

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Leneah
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Jordan is the best! I've learned so much!

Posted Jun 5, 2017
Doniphan S.
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I personally did better than I expected, all due to Jordan's excellent method of teaching. A very pleasant experience.

Posted Dec 7, 2016
Doniphan S.
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I personally did better than I expected, all due to Jordan's excellent method of teaching. A very pleasant experience.

Posted Dec 7, 2016
Gregory
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Jordan is great. He fixed up my kiddo's school trombone, and taught him the basics of how to use it. We look forward to more lessons with him.

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Rodrigo P.
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Good lesson. easy going person, with patience to teach.

Posted Sep 23, 2016
John
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Friendly, positive and knowledgable instructor.

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Adam H.
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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

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Kieko P.
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Jordan exceeded our expectations. He is fluid, thorough and makes the material easy and fun based on my son's age level. Thanks

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Laura W.
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Really fun, energetic young guy who has kept my 12 year old interested in playing his trombone.

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Abby
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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."

Posted May 25, 2016
Archer B.
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Exceptional teacher for all levels.

Posted Apr 28, 2016
Ann B.
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Exceptional teacher! My son and I are thrilled w Jordan's passion for reaching.

Posted Apr 14, 2016
Kim H.
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Great first class ! Can't wait for the next one !

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Dave H.
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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.

Posted Mar 1, 2016
Christopher
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Great instructor, been progressing quickly with Jordan's instruction. Very easy to jump in and learn the basics. Overall I am very happy with my lessons and what Jordan has taught me.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Donald P.
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Very good instructor. Very relaxed way of teaching. Learned to play a song during the first lesson.

Posted Feb 2, 2016
Benjamin
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Jordan is obviously very proficient and experienced and gave me a lot of things to work on. He also brought a very positive and encouraging attitude which has helped to reinvigorate my commitment to working hard to improve

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Dave Salazar S.
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Great teacher! Jordan is a real pro while making the lesson really fun and chill. Would definitely recommend him for others.

Posted Jan 14, 2016
Michele
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Jordan teaches one on one with ease and patience. I've repeatedly seen him calmly redirect my nine-year old son in numerous slips of attention during lessons. Excellent instructor!

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Rebecca J.
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Jordan teaches me and my son piano and taught my other son trumpet. He is absolutely terrific. Extremely patient, knows how to connect with kids, but also really works well with me too, and I studied lots of music theory in college. He obviously loves music and wants his students to share his passion. I would recommend him to anyone.

Posted Dec 22, 2015
Yonina K.
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My children have had a wonderful experience taking saxophone and guitar lessons from Jordan. They love playing their instruments. I'm sure other students would enjoy this type of opportunity.

Posted Dec 22, 2015
Gavin
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Jordan does a really good job... I would have preferred live lessons, but given location, we had to do online lessons. My son still finds them very helpful, which I think is impressive.

Sometimes I listen in on their session, and what I hear is an instructor who is patient and finds creative ways to teach.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
Mike A.
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Jordan is the consummate professional. He is on time with a fine manner of teaching. He is patient and very knowledgeable as well as sensitive to the students needs and obstacles they may be facing. Highly recommended.

Posted Nov 22, 2015
Cleve Littlefield
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Good first lesson.. good framework to get over my plateau and finally learn to play beyond the basics...

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Terry W.
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Patient, kind, very knowledgeable. Has a good ratio of playing his horn and listening. I would definitely use him again when we need more lessons.

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Allyson M.
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I'm an adult with some music background. Jordan has been great, encouraging me in my progress and helping pay attention to the details of music. He's also guiding me in teaching my kids who are 5 and 7. They have some special needs. We tried having my boys take lessons from Jordan initially, they just weren't ready for formal instruction. Too many typical crazy kid behavior. So I am doing what I can at home and Jordan has given me great input to get them ready to eventually take lessons. I'm so impressed with Jordan. He has a great, positive, fun personality and he really knows is music!!

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Dirk C.
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Jordan has a personable, fun style. He put me at ease in my first lesson. He found examples and imagery that helped me understand how to play and appreciate some technical musical concepts. Jordan helped me get off my musical plateau in one lesson.

Posted Jul 14, 2015
Tzahi S.
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Jordan help to get important basics by giving various techniques for practicing. He keeps encouraging which keeps me motivated and enjoying the lessons.

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Leah Greenstein
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So much fun! Learning so much :)

Posted May 28, 2015
Moshe K.
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Jordan is a great teacher, patient and fun.

Posted Apr 8, 2015
Yosef K.
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Jordan is a great teacher!

Posted Apr 8, 2015
Giovanna B.
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I haven't played piano since I was a kid and always wanted to return to it. Great to have a knowledgeable teacher that still makes it fun to learn. I booked him for the year. I would definitely recommend him.

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Danielle M.
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Ian is enjoying the lessons so far! Thank you!

Posted Jan 27, 2015
Diane M.
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Jordan is a great teacher. He is patient but also catches my mistakes so I can fix them. I'm excited about getting better at piano.

Posted Jan 27, 2015
Kathy H.
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Wow. Just, wow. Take lessons from this guy. Seriously, he's awesome.

Posted Jan 26, 2015
Ian H.
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I studied under Jordan when he was a TA at SDSU. He was laid back, easy to get along with, and always helpful when I had questions for him.
Since then, I've had the pleasure of performing in SDSU ensembles with Jordan. I mean it when I say it: Jordan is not only one of the best music teachers in San Diego, but he is also one of the best trombone players I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Posted Jan 16, 2015
Hailey B.
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Love these lessons with Jordan! They're fun, informative, and low-key. The Skype lessons are a great learning environment, and I'm still challenged and learning a ton from Jordan.

Posted Dec 22, 2014
Chike O.
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Jordan was an awesome piano teacher, really focusing on what I was interested in and structuring a lesson around that. He also gave me materials to use at home and helped me create a practice structure that would be beneficial to my growth. Great teacher!

Posted Dec 8, 2014
Adrián T.

Jordan, his performance experience gives him outstanding credentials with students who can admire and learn from a great player and outstanding person.

Posted Dec 1, 2014
douglas C.
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My son has been going to Jordan now for well over a year and has advanced so much with his instruction. Jordan is a kind and patient teacher who has a vast knowledge in many different instruments and I highly recommend him to all students and parents who want to improve there understanding and play of music.

Posted Nov 14, 2014
Rodney G.
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Both my boys took lessons with Jordan over the summer (sax and trumpet) and they loved it! They both talked about him all week leading up to the next lesson and what they were going to learn next. So far they have both flourished in their band classes this school year! I can't say enough, he's a great teacher!

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Scott R.
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INSPIRATION!!! I have been now, taking lessons from Jordan for 6 months. Each time I leave my finish with him, I am disappointed that I have run out of time. I've extended my lesson time, and it never is enough. As I depart, I am excited and inspired to continue on to do better than the last time. Three days after my lesson, I find myself counting the days to my next lesson.

Jordan has my highest recommendation for leadership, and education. A fine instructor, and an enjoyable inspiration. He will not disappoint.

Posted Nov 7, 2014
Carrissa J.
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My son looks forward to the lessons. Jordan does a great job with him. He has also been very accommodating with our schedule if things have come up.

Posted Oct 18, 2014
Sean N.
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My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so much, so fast! I would recommend Jordan to anyone of any age trying to learn how to play!

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Patricia S.
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Jordan is patient and very experienced, Cristian has enjoyed his lessons and looking forward to his next one.

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Dennis K.
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Jordan is very responsive to what instruction my son needs, and his enthusiasm for music is a great motivator.

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Ed K.

Jordan Review

I've played with Jordan on many occasions in both the professional and academic worlds. At all times he has demonstrated a high level of musicality, dedication, and professionalism. I have also seen him direct/teach younger players in combos. His ability to distill musical concepts and communicate them is clear.

Posted May 14, 2014
Ben D

Need a trombone teacher? Go with Jordan.

I had the pleasure of attending one of the best music schools in the country with Jordan, the University of Miami. Jordan is a brilliant trombonist with a beautiful sound and great technique, but in terms of being a teacher, he is incredibly patient and knows how to make music a ton of fun. He is highly, highly recommended!

Posted May 14, 2014
Chris A

excellent musician

I had the privilege of being able to play along side this teacher for a couple of years at Central Union and he a great instructor and a great person to be around. Definently someone I would recommend.

Posted May 14, 2014
John G.

Awesome

Jordan is an awesome Trombone player!!!

Posted May 14, 2014
Chike O.

Awesome Piano Teacher

Jordan is an unbelievable teacher with a deep knowledge and passion for music and teaching. He improved not only my mechanical ability to play the piano, but also my understanding of the hows and whys of the art of playing the piano. Thanks so much Jordan, I wish I could keep the lessons going!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
SethV

Former Classmate

Jordan is a talented musician, I started playing with Jordan in High School as part of our marching band and wind ensemble. He is a talented musician and I've had the pleasure of him vibrating my ear drums with his trombone. He has always been musically inclined and it's great to hear hes passing his knowledge on to others.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
William W.

Tbone scholar

Great person who is easy to get along with. As long as I have known Jordan he has been a passionate musician and teacher.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
MattB

Reliable, Solid Musician

I've shared the stage with Jordan on many occasions with my world music band Todo Mundo (I'm the drummer). We call on Jordan when we need a trombonist and he gets the job done. He's reliable, works well with others, is friendly, reads charts well, and take instruction well. Jordan has a good ear, has a good feel for many styles of music, and is genuine in his approach to making good music. He respects the sound that our band is going for, along with understanding what is enjoyable for our audiences. I've enjoyed working with Jordan and recommend that others work with him too!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
AnthonyS

honest and inspiring

I had Jordan as a combo director at SDSU. He is very well informed and he has a good work ethic. My favorite thing about him is his ability to inspire hard work by communicating with us in a "real" manner.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
JohnnyA

Passionate & Encouraging!

I have played in a band with Jordan for almost 5 years-he is a fantastic, creative force with an endless stream of ideas. Outside our band, Jordan has also established a fine reputation amongst the San Diego music community for his professionalism, chops, and reliability.
Jordan's work ethic also applies in his pursuits as a music teacher. He is passionate and encouraging with his bandmates AND students. He clearly loves to help others achieve their musical pursuits. I highly recommend Jordan both as a professional player and a music teacher.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Kayla D.

Great Job!

Jordan has been a wonderful teacher and never ceases to be encouraging. Through his lessons I have grown to be a better musician and have more passion for my instrument.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
KirkD

Highly Recommended

I am a professional pianist, and I have had the pleasure of performing with Jordan on several occasions. I can say without a doubt that he is one of the most talented performers with whom I have worked. In addition, he is extremely passionate about music, and I am confident that his enthusiasm would be insightful to any future student. Highly recommended!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Carma S.

Amazing Teacher, my kids LOVE their lessons with Jordan!

My children have been taking lessons with Jordan now for just over a month, and they are loving it! My 7 year old son is doing Guitar, and he has learned to tune his own guitar and is able to play simple songs with 4 basic chords. My daughter who is 5 is taking Piano lessons with Jordan and is able to play 2 simple songs, and able to identify notes on the keyboard while reading music. I appreciate that Jordan teaches the actual music rules and reading of music as well as numbers for the fingers. He is great about having the kids hold themselves and their hands correctly, and having them keep trying something until they get it right and reinforcing the correct practice once it is right. I would refer anyone to Jordan to learn an instrument! He is amazing!

Posted Jan 16, 2014
Teddy N.

Good trombone teacher

Jordan is a positive and encouraging teacher that gives structure and enough direction to keep my son on task. He is reliable and flexible around scheduling needs. It is obvious that he is enthusiastic about music and what he does.

Posted Nov 27, 2013
Kristi O.

Jordan is an inspiring teacher

My kids and husband love Jordan's lessons. He is motivating and able to help the kids pick songs that they enjoy. The lessons go by quickly. First rate teacher!

Posted Nov 26, 2013
Fernanda L.

Great start

My son is 8 yrs. and had a positive experience with Jordan on his first piano lesson. My son would like to try flute before he commits to one instrument. I am impressed with Jordan's energy, creativity and knowledge in music.

Posted Sep 23, 2013
Tamar D.

A Great trumpet teacher

We have a 6-7 year old kid who was begging us for a long time to learn how to play a trumpet. Why trumpet? God knows!
However, finally we went looking for him for a place to learn this not-to-traditional instrument.
So reading some of the reviews in the website we thought Jordan would fit our kid and I think we were not wrong.
Before anything else, Jordan is a Musician and a music teacher. You get this feeling as you enter his house and see all the musical instruments, and then later when he teachers and opens the possibility of not only learning trumpet, but learning music in general. On the way, he teaches some singing, keeping the beat, and all the other related musical basics, and he does it in great patience and creativity, trying to pass on the knowledge to our sometime restless son.
A great experience for all of us, and hope that it would continue that way.

Posted Dec 6, 2012
Nancy P.

Trumpet Lessons

My son wants to play trumpet in the jazz band at school so he asked for lessons over the summer. I’m so glad we found Jordan. He welcomed us right in and worked so well from that first moment. My son is a bit shy, so I’m so grateful that he found learning from Jordan so easy. In fact, every time he came out of a lesson, he asked for more lessons! The feedback from Jordan has been nicely detailed so we know where he is improving, where to focus his practice sessions (and reminding him to practice), and giving suggestions of music to listen to, to make him notice that the learning isn’t just practicing, but listening as well. Jordan clearly knows and practices what he teaches. My son also mentioned that he really appreciates the times when Jordan plays along with him during the practice. Thanks Jordan!

Posted Aug 29, 2012
HardyG

father

Jordan has done a great job of diagnosing my son's problems, and has already begun helping my son improve his technique. My son really looks forward to lessons. Jordan has established a great rapport with my son and is very supportive of him. I am delighted with how lessons are going

Posted Apr 13, 2012
KathleenV

guitar student

Jordan is an awesome teacher! Really informative, personable, and easy to talk to. He is very encouraging and really clear on what I need to work on so I know what areas to improve. By the 2nd lesson I dived right into learning "Brown Eyed Girl", and this is my first time playing guitar. He's super flexible considering my schedule is hectic so I appreciate his patience and willingness to work with me. He goes into theory as well as playing right away on the first day. Overall an amazing teacher that I would recommend for any instrument because of his vast knowledge in music!

Posted Aug 4, 2011
SarahD2

Awesomeness

Jordan is an amazing teacher: dedicated, knowledgeable, fun, and patient! I have learned so much from him and really look forward to our lessons!

Posted Apr 16, 2011
BettyY

Great music teacher

Jordan is a great music teacher. My children really likes him and is excited about music.

Posted Feb 26, 2011
AlanB

very happy student

i was looking for an instructor who would be an expert in his field as well as a good communicater. jordan is certainly both. i couldn't be more pleased with the lessons, his style and my results. i am also pleased with the follow up by your organization. it validates my decision as to where i was going to take lessons.

Posted Feb 25, 2011
AndreaC1

Jordan is a great music teacher. He is very clear, attentive, patient, fun and breaks things down in a great way for my child. My child really likes him and is excited about music.

Posted Feb 19, 2011
JudyG3

Mom

Alex and Lauren are really enjoying their lessons with Jordan. The kids say; "He breaks it down so we get it, he is really patient, and he helps us get it right"

Posted Jan 5, 2011

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Experience

Trombonist
Nov 2018 - Present

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Grammy award winning Big Band lead by Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats.

Private Music Instructor
Jun 2003 - Present

Self Employed

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music -
May 2013

San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty

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