Singing Teacher in Alexandria
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Jon Hamilton, an Erie, PA native, graduated from Allegheny College with his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in 2007. Upon graduation he worked in campus ministry and student activities at Waynesburg University. He then earned his M.Ed. at Edinboro University, studying Music Education.
Almost immediately after graduation he began his musical career with teaching K-12 while working in full time ministry as a Worship Director. In these roles Jon has educated and conducted choirs, instrumental groups, teams, and ensembles ranging from all ages, backgrounds, cultures and denominations.
Jon has performed as pianist and vocalist with many organizations including: The Thomas Circle Singers of DC, The Alexandria Singers, The Erie Philharmonic Choir, The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, Sudden M-Pac Band, and even his own group 3rio. His performance venues have included: the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, the US Capitol Building, Carnegie Hall, Bethesda Jazz & Supper Club, Blues Alley, The Birchmere, The Kennedy Center, the Shakespearean Theater Company, and other venues in the Erie & DC Metropolitan Areas. In 2012 Jon competed with the Young People’s Chorus of Erie in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, for which they won two gold and one silver medal.
Jon currently serves as a Music Teacher for a Title 1 School of Fairfax County Public Schools. He also works part time as an independent private vocal and piano instructor to adult students, collegiate students, and secondary school students. He loves his role as a teacher, team leader, and mentor. His dedication to himself and his purpose has given him stronger grounding in life. Such full hearted living provides many opportunities for enriching relationships as well as experiences. This element makes him a great asset to any setting he is in. Whether in the schools or the supermarket, Jon is bound to make positive imprints on those around him.
“I truly believe anyone can learn to sing and play at any age if they can find the right teacher! If I am that teacher, wonderful! If we are not a good match, then I encourage you to find new teachers and keep your passion for music! I love my students and I love what I do. I believe in fostering a healthy person first, then a musician. I care about my students and want them to succeed as individuals. This means I will push and hold them accountable, but students have to be willing to work if they wish to grow. I will be here to support their learning, but only they can do their work.”
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
I was a late bloomer in my musical journey. I did not start until I was a senior in high school. I took class piano after hearing the Junior Philharmonic perform Greig’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. I was so moved that I had to learn how to play classical music. I loved that piano class and would leave study hall to attend an extra session.
I went into college as a Pre-Med Neuroscience major with a Music Minor. I did not think I had any chance of pulling off that much of a music degree. However, when you love something, you will figure out a way to make it work. I practiced hours and hours and came our with a BA in Music, eventually a M.Ed for Music Education, and thousands of opportunities across the globe that I did not think were possible before. It was not easy, but I live my life whole heartedly and it is very rich. I even continue my psychological studies through different learning groups and trainings.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Alexandria, 22307, USA. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online singing lessons. For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
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