Jordan Taylor

Jordan T.

Winchester, VA

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About

Jordan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I am a classical guitarist currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. I graduated from Schwob Conservatory of Music in 2014 with a Bachelors in music performance and minor in audio technology and from the University of Louisville with a Master's in Music. I have toured the United States, Europe and Africa with concerts ranging from private house concerts to universities to diplomatic halls. I have been a finalist in 6 international guitar competitions and have been fortunate to maintain a thriving private teaching studio. I released my first album entitled 'Sketches' in 2014 - This album was self-produced,self-edited and self-mastered. I have been lead engineer on projects for Summit Records and Sony Records. Whether it is performance, teaching or audio engineering I pride myself with holding the highest standards for myself and my students.

www.JordanBTaylor.com

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Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2016 - Present
Shenadoah University

Instructor of Guitar
Aug 2016 - Present
National Conservatory of Arts

I direct the online portion of a hybrid music curriculum for plucked instruments.

Independent Audio Engineer
Jan 2014 - Present
OheneRecordings

Provide recording, mixing, editing, and mastering services to clients around the country. Notable clients have been Georgia's School Districts and Sony Records.

Private Guitar Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
Taylor Guitar Studio

Teaching private individual and group lessons in music theory, history, classical guitar, rhythm guitar, pop guitar, rock guitar and blues guitar.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Louisville

Teach courses in Class Guitar, Class Ukulele, Guitar Ensemble, and Applied Instrumental Lessons

Guitar Instructor
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Schwob School of Music Preparatory Dvision

Teaching private classical, acoustic, pop, rock, and blues guitar to students ages 4 - 60

Live Sound Engineer
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
The Loft

Starting as an intern for my degree in Audio Technology I later was hired by the loft as a Live Sound Engineer to work concerts and comedy shows for the Loft Live! Series. Notable bands included The Heavy, the AJ Ghent Band, Neal Lucas and Lloyd Buchanan.

Recording Engineer
Aug 2011 - Jul 2014
Schwob School of Music Recording Studio

Recording, mixing, editing, mastering school and guest artist recordings. Notable projects included "A Beautiful Noise" which can be found on Summit Records.

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts
Aug 2016 - Present
Shenandoah Conservatory
Masters of Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Louisville
Bachelors of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CPR
Jun 2007
CERT

First Aid
Jun 2007
CERT

Awards

Finalist
Feb 2016
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Finalist
Jun 2015
Southern Guitar Festival and International Competition
Roberson Grant for International Travel
May 2015
University of Louisville
Honorable Mention
Apr 2015
University of Louisville
Fourth Place
Nov 2013
Mississippi International Guitar Competition
3 time Prizewinner
Jun 2013
Classical Minds International Guitar Competition
Fourth Place
Nov 2009
Music Academy of North Carolina Guitar Competition

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Jun 2017

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Guitar Foundation of America
Jan 2010

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

Photos & Videos

Live at a concert at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music.
Performance on Columbus State University's NPACE TV
Live Concert

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Photo by Jordan T.

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A photo from an interview during my trip to Accra, Ghana in July, 2015.

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Enjoy this video from a live concert in Bedford, England.

2 Reviews

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Davis Jul 1, 2015
Music Theory · In studio

Jordan has a great way of getting you to understand the subject you are working on. He is easy to get along with, very personable, and a fantastic teacher! Five out of five stars, would definitely recommend!

Sarah Jun 30, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Jordan was a great teacher! He was always well prepared, organized, professional, and personal. He is one of the few teachers I've had that genuinely care about the success of his students wether they are aspiring guitarists or just somebody looking to strum some chords. Highly recommend!

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