Location: Wiltshire
Associate Provider
Associate Provider
(First Access)
Provides:
Guitar & Bass

Ukulele
Recording & Producing
Electronic / Computer Music
Music Theory
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
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• DBS checks
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You can email Jonathan Dunn at jonathanjdunn@gmail.com or use the options below.

Email Jonathan Dunn Phone 07545 972766

Jonathan Dunn

About

Guitar player and teacher with over 20 years experience in a wide variety of styles and situations.

Having studied music at college and degrees levels, with a BTEC in Popular Music and a BA Hons in Creative Music Technology I have very deep understanding of instrument technique, composition, improvisation and music theory, along with a variety of other musical skills such as recording and production techniques and live performance.

I am teaching in a number of schools in the Wiltshire area, delivering individual and shared guitar and ukulele lessons along with First Access lessons to whole classes. I have previously taught for the BANES Music Service in the Bath area with ages ranging from 5-16, including teaching changeling students in behavioural schools. In addition to this I have also been teaching on a private basis for a number of years to a wide range of students with differing abilities. I have also worked with musicians of all levels during my employment as a recording engineer/producer.


What I / we help young people achieve

All of my lessons are geared towards the student's continual progression on the instrument, with clear targets set each term/half-term to which the student can strive towards. Continual evaluation of a student’s development helps me to tailor lessons to each student’s needs, focusing on challenging areas and also rewarding success. I also encourage the use of the student's other skills, such as literacy, numeracy and team-working skills, in conjunction with the musical skills being taught. I also support grades being taken for all appropriate students. Being a creative musician gives me a passion to encourage learning beyond the technique of playing the instrument by also allowing and inspiring the student to develop important creativity skills.

My aim as a teacher is to help my students understand the technique of an instrument but also to see that instrument as a gateway to developing wider musical understanding, such as rhythm, time-signatures, playing with others whilst importantly never forgetting that each student must find the lessons fun and enjoyable, each wanting to learn and looking forward to their lesson each week.


Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To develop recording /production skills
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians

Times

  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays

Taught Instruments

  • Guitar & Bass

  • Ukulele
  • Recording & Producing
  • Electronic / Computer Music
  • Music Theory

Ages Taught

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Rockschool

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury

Previously Worked With

BANES Music Service