Jon brings a varied teaching and performance background to his students and colleagues. An honors graduate in music education from Wichita State University and former school music director, he is a professional guitarist/vocalist providing instruction for children, teens and adults.
Jon is familiar with many musical styles but specializes in rock, country, finger style, sight reading, solo guitar and music theory. Jon has been a cruise ship musician, toured with assorted bands, performed in Broadway/Las Vegas – style shows, jazz big bands, music theatre and has backed various headliners.
Jon resides in Atlanta GA teaching and working on group and solo projects.
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Awsome awsome teacher, he knows his stuff - took me a while to find a guitar teacher that understood me and how i learn!! This is definitely the place to come to learn music!!!
Jon has been teaching my son for 3yrs now . He is very patient and consistent in ensuring my son grasps the concept. Jon taught my son how to play the piano and is currently teaching him guitar.
Jon is very knowledgeable about music and guitar. Taking lessons from him, with his experience and training, will teach you to play beautifully with correct technique. I had no prior musical background, other than being a fan. With Jon's help I am converting my long-held desire to play music into reality.
The lessons that I have been taking from Jon were structured for my individual goal of playing the guitar. I have made a tremendous amount of progress since last November and would highly recommend anyone looking for a guitar instructor to give him a call. Jon sees what you struggle with on the guitar and will show you how to overcome these struggles with very simple practices you do at home. He has told me numerous times not to worry about mistakes I make, but will give you positive reinforcement that I will get better as long as I put the practice time in.
I’ve been taking lessons from Jon for three years. He’s an excellent instructor and breaks down seemingly difficult parts of songs into bite size formats that are simple to understand and easy to learn. Jon is very patient and meets the player where they are and works on what they want to work on. Don’t want to lea n scales? No problem. Jon doesn’t force you to and will help you learn basic songs that don’t require them. Want to learn a complicated riff for a song that he isn’t familiar with? No problem. He will work with you to help you learn it and figure it out. He is very good at showing you how to practice new skills and techniques and instead of just drilling techniques, he will pick songs that incorporate certain techniques that you are trying to learn so you can work them into actual songs. When I was first learning to play, I would take Jon songs to that I wanted to learn and he’d teach me about chords and techniques to be able to play the song. Now I can pull the song tabs off the web and strum most of them without assistance, but take them to Jon to help me learn how to jazz them up with new techniques, riffs, bass lines, etc.
Jon has been teaching guitar lessons to my girlfriend for one year and my 8-year old daughter for about 6 months. Both my girlfriend and daughter had no previous experience playing the guitar. Their progress has been amazing. My girlfriend can now play multiple songs including the Beatle’s Blackbird, Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love, and Little Feet’s Willing. My daughter is also making great strides in her guitar skills despite being very young.
Jon is clearly a professional instructor who can successfully train people of different age groups and adjust his teaching method based on each individual student’s needs. Based on our experience, I can enthusiastically recommend Jon to anyone seeking an outstanding guitar instructor.
I have been learning to play the guitar from Jon for almost a year. He is patient, helpful and a great teacher. I have made a lot of progress with him than trying to learn by myself online. He has helped me recognize my flaws and improve on them. His lessons are great and instil confidence.
I have been taking lessons with Jon for over a year, and my playing reflects it. Jon's instruction is excellent. If you clearly articulate a goal, he can give you a plan to achieve it.
Jon’s lessons are easy to follow and will have you playing songs in no time. The lessons start with basic fundamentals of guitar, then you will learn the most common chords, alternate picking and strumming techniques.
You can go at your own pace but skill progression and speed is dependent upon practice, practice and practice. Anyone can do this! I didn’t believe it at first but if you put in at least one hour a day your skills will advance according. I recommend you do this for yourself, it will be fun and worth it.
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