Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus
Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus

Music Teacher – Jonah Lazarus

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Introduction: Based out of Chicago, IL, I have 7+ 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 by developing listening skills and gaining greater body awareness, musicians become more fluent and expressive. This approach has allowed me to learn many different styles (rock, jazz, metal, Afro-Brazilian, folk) and instruments (drum set, piano, guitar, marimba, vibraphone). 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, Jazz Robots, Seres de Luz, and Family Junket. I have a BA in Music from Macalester College and studied music in Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship. With seven 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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Mike R.

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!!!
Aug 28, 2021
Kya S.

Guitar Lessons

I feel so grateful to have found Jonah and cannot thank him enough for all the knowledge he has already imparted on me. After only a couple lessons with him, he has transformed the way I experience music. Working with him, I now listen to songs with a wider sense. He embodies the idea that Music is not only a song, but a language, a layered dance, and ultimately a living, breathing, changing thing. The incredible part about being his student is that he teaches you how to use your instrument to become a part of Music’s beautiful conversation.
Jun 4, 2021
Praveen Y.

Piano Lessons

We are working with Jonah to introduce music to our your daughter. He has been great at quickly establishing rapport with her and getting her really enthusiastic about the piano/keyboard. He has gone above and beyond and we hope to keep working with him as she progresses
Sep 7, 2021
Scott D.

As a friend of Jonah's and the director of the Oak Park Fiddle Camp (a traditional music camp for Chicagoland kids), this summer I decided to hire him to teach at camp on a regular basis, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results! Jonah was always professional, punctual, and prepared, and it's clear in every session with him how passionate he is about helping students on their musical journeys. He always makes sure to meet his students where they are, and to tailor his teaching approach to their particular strengths and interests. He also had a versatile pedagogical toolbox, drawing from his experience with drums, percussion, guitar, piano, songwriting, and improvisation to help our fiddle camp students cultivate a wide range of musical skills. I can't recommend Jonah enough as a teacher, and I can't wait for new music students in the Chicago area to discover what he has to offer!
Jul 17, 2021
Leena A.

Piano Lessons

Jonah has been wonderful to work with - he genuinely cares about teaching the holistic experience as opposed to primarily focusing on technicalities. Highly recommend!
Jul 6, 2021
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