Jonathan Paul Cambry, Professional Pianist/Producer/Composer

Chicago, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I incorporate elements to keep students inspired which include graphic design, technology and even humor. Feel free to view my images to see the folders I designed for my students and inspires them to keep playing! I also teach in 2 locations, both with the ability for parents to sit in on the lessons (if the lessons are for children) or have the option to even watch HDTV in another room while the lesson is happening. My pianos are also the top of the line grand pianos available.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

If the students are children, I love being able to smiles on the kids and parents' faces. As far as adults, I am easily able to understand how to teach them and what they are looking forward to learning. I also love the fact that I am able to understand the personality of each individual student and teach the students based on what I learn about them. I am actually happy to say that 100% of my students are satisfied.

Location

Chicago, IL 60637

Background check

Complete

Years in business

17

Number of employees

12

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Sharonda R. Nov 6, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Jonathon is very patient, attentive and dedicated to his students. He saw my daughter was learning at a rapid speed and suggested teaching her with a different style. He's also made customized music folders for the students for their weekly assignments that he gives them. Jonathon calls and texts each week to check my daughter's progress and to answer any questions I may have. My daughter has been taking lessons got two months and is able to read music and play with both hands, she's only seven in between. She enjoys and looks forward to her weekly lesson. I'd also like to add that he gave a great recommendation on where to buy my daughter's piano. Overall he's a great teacher.
  • Sandy P. Sep 19, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    I am delighted with my lessons with Jonathan Cambry. He is a kind, gentle teacher who offers support and encouragement. I felt comfortable with him quickly, have learned a lot and look forward to each lesson.
  • Adrienne T. Aug 19, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Cam B. Jun 5, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Mr. Cambry is very professional. My children enjoy the classes. He is reasonable with price. We just started I can not wait until the 2 year mark. Mr. Cambry will soon teach my 3 year old so we will see how that goes and I will do another review.
  • Tammy P. May 25, 2014
    We couldn't be happier with Jonathan as our son's piano teacher. Our son was 7 when he started, and was a reluctant student at first. Jonathan found creative ways to engage our son and now he really looks forward to his lessons. For example, when our son was having trouble memorizing music Jonathan had him make up words to the songs, which helped tremendously. Our son now feels so comfortable at the piano that he happily played for his class on their Talent Day. This is all thanks to Jonathan!
  • Nicole R. May 22, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Kirsten F. Mar 8, 2014
    Jonathan is a warm and friendly person and this is something that is so important when teaching young students. He knows how to encourage them and give constructive feedback without being overly critical. Jonathan is young, hip and über talented; easily relatable and a perfect mentor for our 13 year old daughter. I love how he guides my daughter into 'owning' the music while developing a personal musicality. We are blessed to have Jonathan!
  • Anne S. Mar 5, 2014
    Johnathan has developed special techniques that wok just for my daughter. Knowing that she is a super independent child - he allows her to feel independent while at the same time mentoring and teaching. He is a compassionate and encouraging teacher- our six year old is always sad to miss a lesson. He rewards her with stickers and praise, and she is playing with two hands comfortably at six.
  • Walter P. Mar 3, 2014
    Our son has taken piano off and on for 7 years but had not played for about three years after we moved to Chicago. He missed it and we wanted to find a solid teacher who not only possessed the requisite technical skills but also was capable of keeping our son interested and engaged -- particularly since piano would be competing with the academic demands and social distractions of high school. Jonathan was the perfect find. He immediately assessed our son's skill level and found ways to partner with our son in developing his lessons. Our son enjoys his time with Jonathan and has been motivated to challenge himself in terms of pieces he wants to master. We are extremely pleased and recommend Jonathan without reservation.
  • Stefani S. Mar 2, 2014
    Although my son began taking piano lessons with Jonathan in January, he is making great progress. I believe such progress is being made because Jonathan is patient and has a way of keeping my son engaged and interested in the lesson. Not only is Jonathan a phenomenal pianist, he is an amazing teacher. Thank you Jonathan!
  • Bosede B. Mar 1, 2014
    Jonathan Cambry began instructing my daughter in May of 2012. I randomly bought a Groupon for four piano lessons for my daughter who was 7 years of age at the time. During the first lesson, it was evident that she would become a regular student. He was very impressed with her ability and I greatly appreciate his teaching methods. He is patient, genuine and takes a personal interest in the success of his students. I, personally, appreciate his flexibility in scheduling and persistence to ensure that my daughter reaches her highest potential as a pianist.
  • Kiley R. Feb 27, 2014
    Jonathan has been providing piano lessons for my sons for 2 years. He is a brilliant concert pianist and an awesome piano teacher. He has created a curriculum that is fun and engaging. This was key in gaining the attention of my youngest son who started at age 3. Jonathan's kid friendly personality has helped my older son find his "voice" in playing and confidence in the classroom. Previous teachers were boring and not patient with my sons so it was a breath of fresh air to find Jonathan....skilled, not-too-old but not-too-young, and adores teaching the classics, jazz, pop and even video game theme songs!
  • Rosalind J. Feb 27, 2014
    I was referred to Mr. Cambry by a coworker whose son has been and currently receiving piano lessons by Mr. Cambry. My son has been seeing Mr. Cambry for piano lessons for the past 2 years. Mr. Cambry is an awesome piano teacher; very genuine and caring. My son thoroughly enjoys his lessons. As a parent, I really appreciate Mr. Cambry's display of great patience with positive feedback and encouragement during and after my son's lessons as necessary. Prior to Mr. Cambry's instruction, Jayden started off his piano lessons with another instructor. Although, I felt she was great, I later felt that Jayden wasn't reaching his potential and that he appeared kinda bored. Since under Mr. Cambry's tuteledge, Jayden's enthusiasm and skill level has greatly improved. Thank you Mr. Cambry!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been playing piano all of my life, that's how I got into my line of work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I want customers to know about my versatility. I can teach basically any genre of music, but also I am very well known in Chicago and have connections to where for example, if you are looking to buy a piano, I know where you should go. Otherwise, customers can easily talk to me about any aspect of my teaching.