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Yonatan T.

Oakland, California
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Yonatan T.

Oakland, California
About Yonatan T.

Yonatan is a multi instrumentalist that plays guitar in a rock band, writes music for commercials, and loves teaching music. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz, with a B.A. in classical guitar and electronic music. Since then, he has been teaching music both in large classes and to individuals. When he is not teaching, he is performing with one of his folk, blues, or rock bands. Yonatan has enjoyed teaching music for over 3 years. He teaches Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion, Theory, Ukulele, and songwriting. Throughout his childhood his musical education was non-traditional, as he learned to play by listening to the musicians that inspired him, and aimed to replicate their playing while defining his own style. Later in his life, he understood the benefit of formal training, which led him to receive a B.A. in music. For this reason, Yonatan's lessons incorporate both ways he learned music, which include identifying your interests and inspirations, while also giving you the exercises and techniques needed to improve your skills. Yonatan is an award-winning songwriter, performer, and teacher with an amazing ability to inspire his students. *** Lesson Details *** Offer 30, 45, or 1 hour lessons. Inquire for more details. *** Studio Equipment *** guitar (electric or acoustic), piano, accordion, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, music stands and good lighting. *** Travel Equipment *** everything needed for a great session in your home! *** Specialties *** Genres: Blues, Rock, Folk, Fingerstyle, Classical, Bluegrass, Americana, Indie, Pop, Electronic. Skills: Ear Training, Theory, Songwriting, Composition, Recording, Performance Techniques, Singing, Multi-Instrumentalist

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2011

BA Music

Age: 5+

Instructor details
Subject: Singing
Classical Guitar
Music Performance
Music Recording
Music Theory
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students
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Student's home

Yonatan taught me so much! I hadn't touched my banjo in years and now I can't put it down!

Posted Nov 3, 2017
Student's home

Yonatan is a fabulous teacher! He taught our 10 year old son beginning guitar and our 13 year old daughter advanced guitar and ukulele. He was a master at discovering our kids' interests and abilities and teaching them from where they were.He was very creative and motivating with our son, balancing his teaching by engaging our son in writing his own songs while also learning skills. Our daughter is more advanced and interested in playing others' songs and composing her own on guitar, ukulele, and piano - all of which Yona plays. Her playing and her confidence steadily improved with Yona's guidance. We highly recommend Yona for any age level. He is a kind and nurturing mentor and person.

Posted Oct 30, 2014
Teacher's studio

Yona is awesome; not only a great musician but also can help a "rank beginner" like me. He is insightful, creative at helping me overcome various hurdles to learning how to play the Ukulele. He is a gem, and I highly recommend him for all levels of musical ability. Thanks, Yona.

Posted Oct 28, 2014
BA Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
UC-Santa Cruz

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