Jon Colston

Jon Colston

Best of 2020
5 hires on
1 employee
32 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching since 1988, I have taught 1000's of students. Some have go on to have music careers of their our. I use specialized software to teach with, so the learning continues outside of the lesson.

I love teaching all ages and all styles!

1. Individualized Music Instruction

Whether you have a young son who wants to try out music lessons for the first time, or are a high school student preparing for a music major in college, we personalize lessons to accomplish your dreams.  This ensures that YOU get to choose what your goals are, and meet them in a way that works best for you.


2. Work on the music YOU enjoy!

We teach a wide range of musical styles, from classical to rock, sacred to modern pop music

3. l am friendly, patient, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. My goal is make music fun. Music is my passion, and I love sharing it with you. I will listen carefully to you and what you want to achieve, and then help you develop a plan to meet your goals. I work with a wide array of youth and adult students.

4. Fight boredom!

Music lessons are taught in an innovative and funway to keep students learning and growing, whether you are a young child or an adult.  I use various types of media to spark creativity and keep lessons interesting as you learn your instrument.


5. Learning to play an instrument can help with schoolwork skills

Patiently I work with students to develop good practice skills on their instruments that can also help boost grades in school.  Learning to play an instrument has been shown to help develop spatial intelligence in children.  Our students learn skills that help improve focus, listening, and communication.


6. Flexible, open lesson schedule

We offer a wide range of lesson times, which makes our music studio ideal for school kids, homeschoolers, and busy adults.  You can choose from afternoon, or evening lessons.  We are open six days a week; weekdays as late as 8:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 – 2:00pm.

7. Learn foundational skills

We incorporate music theory, ear training, improvisation, and sight reading into your music lessons, right along with your new performance skills.

Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to schedule your first lesson! [email protected](423) 364-2721.

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Hixson, TN 37343
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Varied by student and their needs.

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

I have been teaching since 1988 and my company has been in the teaching business since 2004. Most of our teachers have degrees, and the other have real world experience.

How did you get started teaching?

I lived in a small town and at the time I was the only guy around who seem to like to play rock guitar. People started asking me to show them what I do. So I started and pretty much continued to teach ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

Youngest was 3 to the oldest at 92. We have worked with all kind of students from the absolute beginner to advanced pro-players.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We held recitals for both our locations, 2 for East Brainerd and 3 for Hixson. The recitals are free of charge. The best memory from the recital was watching a student overcome nerves to perform her piece. She crushed it. That was awesome!

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

There are lots of teachers, Ask what are the added benefits, besides lessons?
Recitals and do they charge for them?
Make-up policy?
Online learning?

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

A couple of things, what kind of music makes you happy? Where do you want to go with your musical skills? (example: play for friends, play professionally, to get in a band, to study music in college..etc..etc)

Be sure to let your teacher know these things.