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Jonathan P.

Studio City, CA

$50/hr

Guitar/Songwriting Instructor

Guitar/Songwriting Instructor

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I hold a Bachelor of Music degree (Guitar Performance) from the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. Over the years, I have performed in various genre’s that include Folk, Jazz, Pop & Blues. I’m an award-winning songwriter with two critically acclaimed song collections to my credit, Scarecrows Burn (1996) and Love Songs from the Outskirts of Bliss (2001).

In my home studio, I have produced generic underscore music for TV and Film, with placements that include American Idol, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and the Investigation Discovery series, Disappeared, among others.

I believe that the guitar is one of the easiest instruments to play while being one of the hardest instruments to play well. A student can learn to play songs by ear, or can learn the fundamentals of melody & harmonic structure. A firm understanding of music theory is, in my estimation, essential to making the transition from novice to advanced student. Be that as it may, whether the potential student is a beginner interested in guitar as a hobby, an intermediate seeking to become advanced or has an interest in composition & song structure, I can help.

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Composition (Music)

I have composed and produced generic underscore music for TV and Film (Associated Production Music), with placements that include American Idol, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and the Investigation Discovery series, Disappeared, among others. I composed the score for the award-winning documentary film, "Dodo" (winner Best Docu-Comedy, NY International Film Festival).

Guitar

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree (Guitar Performance) from the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. Over the years, I have performed in various genre’s that include Folk, Jazz, Pop & Blues.

Songwriting

I’m an award-winning songwriter (2005 Mountain Stage New Song Festival-Best Song). I have two song collections to my credit, Scarecrows Burn (1996) and Love Songs from the Outskirts of Bliss (2001).

Central Methodist University

Education

Central Methodist University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 15 miles of Studio City, CA 91604.


About Jonathan

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree (Guitar Performance) from the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. Over the years, I have performed in various genre’s that include Folk, Jazz, Pop & Blues. I’m an award-winning songwriter with two critically acclaimed song collections to my credit, Scarecrows Burn (1996) and Love Songs from the Outskirts of Bliss (2001).

In my home studio, I have produced generic underscore music for TV and Film, with placements that include American Idol, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and the Investigation Discovery series, Disappeared, among others.

I believe that the guitar is one of the easiest instruments to play while being one of the hardest instruments to play well. A student can learn to play songs by ear, or can learn the fundamentals of melody & harmonic structure. A firm understanding of music theory is, in my estimation, essential to making the transition from novice to advanced student. Be that as it may, whether the potential student is a beginner interested in guitar as a hobby, an intermediate seeking to become advanced or has an interest in composition & song structure, I can help.

Education

Central Methodist University

Education

Central Methodist University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Studio City, CA 91604

Jonathan’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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