Jon Sheckler

Jon S.

Brooklyn, NY

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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2008

Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, one of the top 5 jazz school in the nation, I have found steady work in various fields. I have played on Carnival Cruise Lines for the last three years while also playing with the top players in Seattle and making my own debut record soon to come out. Since moving to Brooklyn I have landed the drum chair in three separate working bands and have begun to gig as a leader as well. I have played with several international recording artists that span genres such as blues, rock and jazz.

Our lessons will be 100% student centered. You will not be apart of a cookie cutter technique of teaching. You first lesson, we will talk about what you as the musician want to be able to do and we will work up to it using all the tools at our disposal. Along the way, we will go over music theory so you can hear the music correctly, technique so you can play the music correctly, and history so you can see the music correctly. My lessons are about you. I will teach you to teach yourself so you can get even more out of our short time together. You will not be lied to for a paycheck. You will get the truth because that is what you pay for.

You will improve under my teaching and we will grow together!

*** Lesson Details ***
The lesson is a student geared hour. We will go over where you want to be at the end of the week and then how you will get there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A full drum set with audio devices included in an apartment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect a full drum set at a students house with a set of cymbals.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in musical performance in jazz, big band, rock, R&B, and blues music on drum set. I also am able to teach music theory, jazz theory, jazz arranging and composition, and songwriting.

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Experience

Drummer
May 2014 - Present
2/3 Goat

A hard working country band in New York with two records outs.

Drummer
May 2014 - Present
Marshall White and the Regiment

One of the best singer-songwriters in the city!

Showband Musician
Aug 2011 - Apr 2014
Carnival Cruise Lines

For three years I played on cruise ships for live sets, production shows ans various other happenings.

Education

BM - Instrumental Performance in Jazz Studies
Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
University of Northern Colorado

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Nominee - Rising Star
Jun 2010
Inside/Out Jazz Awards
Outstanding Musician
Apr 2010
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival
Undergraduate Winner
Jan 2009
UNC Jazz Composers Contest

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2008

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

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Playing with Nate Parker and Reuel Lubag at my CD Release party.
Playing some music at my parents home.
Photo by Jon S.

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