Jon Vokal Guitarist

Jon Vokal Guitarist

5.0 (1)
Best of 2019

About this pro

I have technical training, performing band experience, and I run an online guitar forum. For my young age, I have plenty of music industry and guitar technique knowledge and training. My services include:

-In Person Lessons

-Skype Lessons

-Songwriting 

-Studio Guitarist

I have had a very intense passion for music since i picked up an instrument in third grade. Being on stage has always been one of the most nerve wrecking yet rewarding things I have ever experienced in my life time. My favorite part about teaching is watching my student hone in skills they were previously disconfident about, and knowing that i was helpful in achieving that next step they are trying to take. I tend to focus on music and playing styles that students enjoy, and teach things like theory and technique through songs my students are eager to learn. While I am young, (my price being very competitive due to that), I teach quality and professional lessons from the skills I've been perfecting for nearly a decade. 

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Rochester, MI 48306
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1 Review

5.0

  • Ryan alda

    He's does a very good job at helping you understand concepts that you don't understand at the time.



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FAQs


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

For a first time student, my lesson is free. With my young age, I do very much feel the need to prove myself to my new client. If you are on the fence about me, you have nothing to lose since your first lesson is free! This lesson will consist of me evaulating what skills and knowledge my new student already posseses. After that, I will discuss with my new student what they hope to gain from lessons, and what type of music or style thiey wish to improve the most. For anyone on the fence, I may take a moment from there to show to my potential student what skills i posses by playing through a song in front of them. 


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

I have been receiving private and performance based guitar lessons since elematary school. I also own a guitar forum with an active audience/membership of thousands of players known as The Guitaricle. I have lots of knowledge regarding how guitars are built, how they are played, and lots of experience with both the business and performance side of the music industry. From 2015-2016 I was a part of a metal band called Of Cities, and I am currently in a band that i started in June 2016 called Blank Slate. 


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

I charge $15 for 30 minutes or $20 for 45 for in person lessons. You can come to my fully furnished practice space in my home for lessons, or I can drive to you. I may charge $1-2 dollars for gas if you live a considerable distance since my prices are so cheap.

I charge $5/15minutes for skype lessons.

I charge $80-150 to write a song for clients. This includes a collaborative effort where i will not stop until my client is fully satisfied with the music. The price varies on what my client wants, if they want it demo'ed out, and if they want me to record it in the studio they choose to record it at. 

I charge $50 to be a studio guitarist a record for a client. 


How did you get started teaching?

My uncle had a friend whos child wanted to take up learning guitar. At that time i was only an intermediate player, but i thoroughly enjoyed teaching and wanted to better myself in that area. 

Since i began teaching about two years ago, I have since many clients that I have taught or recorded/written music for. I love working with people to help expand musical their creativity! 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with performing muscians, beginner/intermediate students, and I have written and recorded music for an artist that has opened for Big Sean as the Joe Louis Arena. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My band, Blank Slate, recently opened for a touring metal band called Silent Planet. We sold all of the tickets we were given for the event in 8 days, and played to a near sold out crowd! (Written July 2016)


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

Look for someone passionate and experienced. If I am not what you consider passionate or experienced, then by all means pick someone better suited for you! 


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

Consider what you want to get out of learning music. Evaulate how your teacher can help you achieve those goals. Always work towards what you are passionate about, because that's the whole point of music!