Jones Music

Jones Music

5.0 (3)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

Music is something that everybody needs, enjoys, and is capable of making!  My passion is to help kids and adults discover their music making abilities through engaging lessons tailored to the individual's skill level and interest.

~ I hold a Bachelors of Music in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University

~I have 4 years of experience teaching K-12 music in the public school setting.

~5 years experience teaching private lessons in piano, drums, percussion and ukulele.

~4 years experience teaching children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Credentials

Kansas City, MO 64118
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Sanjay

    My Son (good in music) and I (no music background) took drumming lessons with Richy. He is very knowledgeable, extremely patient and fun to be in a class with. He knows how to teach children and adults / people with or without music background / whether a student wants to dive deep in music or just learn enough to have fun.

  • Nichelle Lewis

    This young man is great and patient. My son has asd. My son is so proud he can play a song efficiently. This man has the awesome sauce. Get him and keep him. He is magnificent with his talent

  • Hollingsworth

    It’s always a great experience working with Mr. Jones! He makes it such a fun environment to learn! Highly Recommend Mr.Jones for teachings and lessons !!



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For the first couple lessons, I like to focus on rapport building and basic assessments of rhythm and aural skills.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

~Bachelor's in Music Education

Percussion.  Piano.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 for 30 minutes

$45 for an hour


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching while I was in college.  I took on volunteer and paid opportunities to work with children of all abilty levels in the performing arts.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ranging from 4 years old to 45 years old.  Including the following settings

~1 on 1 lessons

~middle and high school advanced and intermediate band programs

~middle school advanced and intermediate choir programs

~elementary music programs (K-5)

~Marching band drumlines and front ensembles

~K-12 children with special needs.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently proposed and became engaged to the woman on my dreams and will forever have fond memories of that!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who helps make your musical journey enjoyable so that you'll be inspired to work at it even if you don't feel like it.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students (and parents) should ask themselves what they wish to gain from private lessons.  i.e. Are you trying to make it into a school ensemble?  Are you looking for a productive and creative outlet?  Do you wish to be a professional performer? 

You might not have all the answers to those questions right away but they're great to  keep in the back of your mind!