JONATHAN teaches Early Plucked instruments (theorbo, guitars, vihuela, lutes), Classical / Acoustic (Fingerstyle) guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Songwriting, Bass and Electric guitar, Music Theory, all levels.
Jon also offers beginner Sitar/Indian Classical Music classes.
He can teach in English and Spanish.
Each lesson is 55 minutes.

Jon is a specialist in plucked string instruments, is a native of New York, and currently based in Madrid. He started his musical studies at the age of 10. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Guitar and Ethnomusicology and a Masters Degree in Historical Plucked String Instruments, both from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as well as, the completion of the “formación continuada” program at Escola Superior de Music de Catalunya.

Jon has been teaching private and classroom lessons for over 8 years. Having a diverse musical background and upbringing allows him to tailor lessons for individual students of all ages, musical interests, and skill levels.

He has studied with world-renowned lutenists such as Nigel North and Xavier Diaz Lattore. His previous teachers include Petar Jankovic, Christopher Gotzenberg (Classical Guitar), Ikhlaq Hussain (Sitar), and Steven Rickards (Voice).

Jon has experience performing historical plucked string instruments, such as theorbo, lutes, vihuela, 5-course guitar, and 4-course guitar, in addition to acoustic/electric/classical guitars, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, sitar, and bass.

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June 2024
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  1. jvidal1972 - July 17, 2023

    Jon is a talented teacher with a lot of patience and dedication to his students. He can play and teach any kind of music.

  2. Zoey - March 27, 2021

    Jon was a great guitar teacher, especially for a beginner like me. He worked with my knowledge of basic piano to explain some guitar theory in a way I could understand. I’d highly recommend his lessons to both beginners and professionals alike!

  3. Heath - March 27, 2021

    Jon is an absolutely excellent guitar and music instructor. His knowledge of both theory and technique is immense, and he conveys both to his students in fun and engaging ways! I thoroughly enjoyed learning from him, and would recommend his instruction to anyone looking to learn music theory, guitar, and a variety of other stringed instruments!

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