Jonathan is an enthusiastic and experienced kit and percussion player
I have 7 years of experience delivering drum kit and percussion lessons to individuals and small groups of students and I have helped young musicians prepare for Rock School, Trinity/Guildhall and Trinity Rock & Pop grades as well as ABRSM music theory.
Working with Primary School children as part of the Wider Opportunities programme has allowed me to experience music making with younger children. My responsibilities as part of a team of musicians were to lead singing and percussion learning activities as well as direct whole class ensemble performances.
As a Secondary Music teacher I have continued to develop leadership skills and successfully coordinated a variety of ensembles such as Jazz Band, Samba Bateria and Pop/Rock bands during which time I was responsible for leading rehearsals, organising repertoire and preparing for public performances.
I can effectively use technology to prepare learning resources and confidently facilitate those who wish to create their own music using either Garage Band, Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason and/or Sibelius.
I am able to build positive relationships with students of all ages and inspire them to truly reach their potential by demonstrating the highest level of musicianship. I can confidently deliver instrumental lessons and music making activities that use percussion or voice with clear aims and expectations, consistently tailoring practical learning that meets the need of each individual student.
I continually devote much of my life to the pursuit of both playing and learning about music and am fortunate to have been taught by positive and influential teachers throughout. Like them, I believe everyone has potential and I too have their welfare at heart.
I am anxious to hear of any opportunities that may be suitable for my talents and experience and am amenable to any interview/audition process that you see fit in order to secure a mutually beneficial substantive contract as a musician and/or instrumental teacher.