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Jordan M.
San Diego, California
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Learn with a friendly, fun, experienced professional musician. Over 13,000 private lessons taught!
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Learn Harmonica in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced harmonica teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, breathing, hand position, chords, single notes, bending, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!
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, Bobby Kimball lead singer of TOTO, 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, locals in Southern California and many others 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, for others it may be an introduction to music fundamentals, 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. 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. *Scheduling policies: 24 Hours notice to reschedule. No Cancellations. Students get a minimum of one lesson per week. If the student is unable to attend a lesson or reschedule then I will use the time to email a recorded 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. Joined the grammy award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra in 2018. 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 *** Online Beginner Music Lessons PLEASE READ: ***Scheduling Policy*** -24 hours notice to reschedule. No Cancellations.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Master of Music, Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

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Speaks English

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Jordan M.
San Diego, California
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn with a friendly, fun, experienced professional musician. Over 13,000 private lessons taught!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn Harmonica in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced harmonica teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, breathing, hand position, chords, single notes, bending, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!
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, Bobby Kimball lead singer of TOTO, 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, locals in Southern California and many others 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, for others it may be an introduction to music fundamentals, 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. 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. *Scheduling policies: 24 Hours notice to reschedule. No Cancellations. Students get a minimum of one lesson per week. If the student is unable to attend a lesson or reschedule then I will use the time to email a recorded 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. Joined the grammy award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra in 2018. 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 *** Online Beginner Music Lessons PLEASE READ: ***Scheduling Policy*** -24 hours notice to reschedule. No Cancellations.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Master of Music, Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Amazing musician and teacher, very patient and has a "gift" for teaching.

Posted Feb 28, 2022
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Thank you so much for a great first lesson!

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Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor

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Jun 2003 - Present
Self Employed
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Aug 2011 - May 2013
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Lectured History of Pop Music, directed jazz combos, assisted the director of jazz studies.
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Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
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Music Teacher
Mar 2007 - May 2007
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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.
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music -
May 2013
San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty

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Instructor details
Harmonica
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$75
45 minutes
$100
60 minutes
$125
90 minutes
$175
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30