Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus
Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus

Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus

$30
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Interested musical styles

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Based out of Chicago, IL, I have 10+ years of music teaching experience and even more years performing and composing professionally. While my main instruments are drum set, marimba and guitar, I teach improvisation and composition on any/all instruments you want to learn. I believe that all living beings are born musical. My goal is to help people unlock their innate musical talents, with a focus on fluency and expressiveness. My passion is combining everything I have learned and creating something new in original music and improvisational contexts. I compose for and perform with a number of Chicago-based musicians and bands, including, Family Junket, Jazz Robots, Seres de Luz, and Berta Bigtoe. I have a BA in Music from Macalester College and studied music in Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship. With ten years of experience teaching people of all ages in music schools and private lessons, I am excited to meet new students and help you reach your musical goals!
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Hired 19 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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10 years in business

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2021

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

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Junting A.
Jan 10, 2022
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Jonah has been teaching my son guitar lessons for a few months. My 6-year old son really likes him and his lesson. He is very good at having the children engaged in music and keeping their interest on the instrument learning.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • What the teacher recommends • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Ag A.
Oct 15, 2022
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I’m so happy I found Jonah for drum lessons! I love his teaching style and his commitment to creating a comfortable learning environment for his students. He’s really expanded my understanding of and appreciation for music over the last few months— I can’t recommend him enough!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read percussion notation • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Folk • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons
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Nicholas C.
May 23, 2022
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Jonah is an awesome dude. he responded to my enquiry in a very concise, and articulate manner, addressing everything i had questions on. I appreciate his openness and empathetic energy I will continue working with him on my songwriting/ and piano, maybe even guitar in the future.

Details: Lessons • Complete songwriting • Rock/Pop • At the pro’s location

Songwriting
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Abigail R.
Jan 10, 2022
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Jonah is an amazing teacher. I honestly did not expect to be playing so confidently with just a few lessons under my belt, but having the freedom to do so has made learning a new instrument incredibly enjoyable. Jonah also understands that the best way to learn is to start playing with others and has provided very affordable ways to do so. If I could rate him more than 5 stars I absolutely would!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Rock • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons
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Mike R.
Aug 28, 2021
When I set out to find a music instructor to help me with my guitar and drums skills, I can honestly say that I hit the jackpot when I selected Jonah! He’s very professional, yet highly personable. This combined with his incredible musical talent puts him in a category all his own! I know I made the best choice for me because he’s not only an excellent instructor, he’s able to easily shift his teaching to slower or more advanced depending on how complex a song may or may not be. He always encourages me to keep going until it feels right in my heart and in my head. With my psychological and intellectual deficiencies, he frequently checks in with me during a song and reminds me to pay attention to how my body feels, finding the center and to just remember to relax. The value that Jonah brings to each lesson seems of even greater than the previous lesson. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ And if the rating were possible, 5 diamonds 💎 💎 💎 💎 💎 Thank you!!!
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