Private Lessons with Jonah B
Jonah (he/him) has been playing violin for over 30 years - teaching, performing, recording, and composing in a wide variety of styles. He started playing the violin at age six when his mother inherited an old violin from her great uncle and wanted to keep a family tradition alive. Jonah grew up taking lessons and playing in school orchestras, youth orchestras and string quartets throughout his young life. He spent a year studying music composition at University of Colorado, and has been active in the Seattle music scene since moving here 15 years ago. In that time he has been a DJ at Seattle’s eclectic Hollow Earth Radio, played fiddle and violin in country bands, experimental bands, indie bands, post-rock bands, and more. He currently plays with country bands Country Lips, Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems, and pop/r&b singer Sphie. Past work includes performances with the Breeders and Jamie Wyatt.
As a teacher, Jonah believes strongly in creativity and exploration in music. He teaches a broad array of genres and styles, and encourages his students to follow their own musical interests. He has worked with students to arrange and play songs like the Star Wars and Harry Potter themes, music from Minecraft, and songs by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, ABBA, and the Beatles. Jonah is a lifelong learner of music, and is thrilled to be able to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for music. Jonah teaches violin and viola at Meter.