Jonatan and his student Ruben during a concert in Stockhom 2013
I am a dedicated teacher who believes in every student. There is always a way to reach out to a student and share the passion of music. As a teacher I think it is important to have goals - they could be anything from just having fun with music to excel in taking grades - and to understand how to get there.
I aim to share every possible tool I possess from my studies and experience so that the student can develop healthy practice habits and gain a full pallet of ways to understand the music. By detecting what areas need improvement and how to improve them, I aim for my students to never have a shortage of ways to develop.
A major part of my own studies has been the understanding of the body. I spent 6 years of regular Alexander Technique lessons at the RCM as well as private lessons in Timani through teachers from The Musicians' Health and Movement Institute in Oslo. I aim to make every student aware of their body and how the body is connected and work in relationship to playing an instrument.
As a performer I stand out within the classical guitarists as I also have a degree in Historical Performance specialising on the lute instrument theorbo. This means I have a greater understanding of historically informed playing, playing continuo and music history, especially music from the baroque period.
I am currently looking for students so please don't hesitate to get in touch! I teach mostly around the area of East Acton, but if you prefer home tuition and the commute is possible, then of course I will consider it.
Please be in touch via the contact form on this site if you want to ask for availability or have any other enquires.