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Jonathan G.
Richmond, Virginia
I've played both Fretted and Fretless Electric Bass since I was 16. I even got to study Double Bass with Clarence Seay at VCU and I specialize in songs from the Great American Songbook (show tunes movie themes, etc) plus improvisation for working musicians.
About Jonathan G.

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus AttractionBand.com. I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music. I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player! *** Studio Equipment *** Steinway Grand Piano, Electric Piano Electric Bass Synthesizers Trumpets Guitar *** Travel Equipment *** I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments. *** Specialties *** Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 to 8 years old. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1990

Education

First Year of Music Masters Degree in Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 18+

Speaks

Speaks French

Speaks

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Jonathan G.
Richmond, Virginia
I've played both Fretted and Fretless Electric Bass since I was 16. I even got to study Double Bass with Clarence Seay at VCU and I specialize in songs from the Great American Songbook (show tunes movie themes, etc) plus improvisation for working musicians.
About Jonathan G.

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus AttractionBand.com. I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music. I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player! *** Studio Equipment *** Steinway Grand Piano, Electric Piano Electric Bass Synthesizers Trumpets Guitar *** Travel Equipment *** I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments. *** Specialties *** Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 to 8 years old. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1990

Education

First Year of Music Masters Degree in Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 18+

Speaks

Speaks French

Speaks

Has background check

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Bass Guitar
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45 minutes
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90 minutes
$75
120 minutes
$90
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Online

Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing .

Posted Jan 25, 2021
Teacher's Studio

He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.

Posted Mar 2, 2019
Student's home

My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.

Posted Mar 7, 2018
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President
Jan 2000 - Present
Sound Entertainment Events
Producing Recordings plus Managing Bands and Coaching Students
President
Jan 2000 - Present
Sound Entertainment Events
Talent Networking plus Publishing and Production Company.
First Year of Music Masters Degree in Composition
Sep 1985 - Jun 1986
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance plus a minor in Jazz Studies
Sep 1982 - Jun 1985
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mass Media Communications
Sep 1979 - Jun 1980
Norfolk State University
Music Performance
Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
Old Dominion University
French
Limited Proficiency
Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts
Sep 2011
Richmond Magazine
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1978
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Instructor details
Bass Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Hathaway Road
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$43
60 minutes
$55
90 minutes
$75
120 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30