Mindful Music Instruction by Jonathan Flowers offers patient personalized instruction in piano, voice, and music theory and composition. I teach all ages including children, teens and adults, and all levels from beginning to advanced and professional. My approach is unique because lessons include mindfulness activities to help students cultivate mental focus, relaxation, and creativity. I also share the stories about the music and composers to enhance my students appreciation and critical understanding of the music they play. I have music degrees from Yale University and The Eastman School of Music. To learn more about my heartful teaching approach and my qualifications, visit my website. I look forward to helping you discover the musician you are meant to be.
I don't just teach music, I teach students. Every student's learning process is unique. From teaching such a wide variety of ages and experience levels, I have learned many different ways to teach to student's individual needs. I love how the study of music enhances my student's lives by helping them to harmonize their minds, bodies, and hearts.
Great teacher. Perfect scenario for me to fill in gaps in knowledge and technique.
My first interview with Jonathan went well, my granddaughter responded well to him. Jonathan took the time to explain how he plans to teach her, this I found to be very professional.
I begin each lesson with a short mindfulness activity such as deep breathing to help students establish a peaceful, focused mental state. We then commence with some technical exercises before reviewing assigned repertoire. I also include music theory and appreciation so that my students will understand the stories behind the music they are studying. During the lesson, I help the student to develop a game plan for practicing each assignment so that they can be their own teacher during the week.
I have a BA magna cum laude in music from Yale University and and M.A. from the Eastman School Of Music. Before opening my private teaching studio, I directed award-winning choirs and taught music theory at three leading high schools in New Jersey. In addition to teaching, I am a published composer, I perform actively as a pianist and accompanist, and I write and lecture about mindfulness in music education.
45-minute lessons for beginning and intermediate students (children and adults). Package of 8 weekly lessons at $65 each.
60-minute lessons for intermediate and advanced students. Package of 8 weekly lessons at $70 each.
I teach students ranging in age from 5 years through adult senior citizens. My current clientele is divided evenly between children, teens, and adults. It doesn't matter is your goal is to play for private enjoyment, to play recitals, or pursue music in college or professionally. I adapt my teaching approach to meet the needs of each student so they can discover the musicians they are meant to be.
Look for a teacher who:
1. Asks about your musical interests and goals and demonstrates understanding of them
2. Proposes how he/she will adapt instruction to your needs,
3. who has excellent educational and professional credentials
4. who gives feedback that is clear and helpful to you
5. who has a personality that is friendly but also inspires you to do your best.