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.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2003
Master of Music, Jazz Studies
Teaches ages 9+
Has background check
Jordan has been a terrific teacher for my son who is in high school band. He was able to challenge my son to expand his musicianship while keeping lessons fun and engaging. Thanks to Jordan, my son was well prepared for his first year in High School Jazz Band. Highly recommended!
Amazing musician and teacher, very patient and has a "gift" for teaching.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!