Jonathan S.

Teacher
Jonathan S.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Jonathan has taught students of many ages and backgrounds for nearly 10 years. While a master’s student at Yale, he was an instructor of secondary harpsichord/basso continuo lessons and a Teaching Assistant for a graduate course on the history of early music.

 

Education:

B.M. in Piano Performance, NYU
M.M. in Harpsichord Performance, Yale
D.M.A. Candidate in Harpsichord Performance, Yale

 

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Jonathan S. is an experienced educator who encourages his students to explore many areas of music. A specialist in 17th/18th-century repertoire and improvisation, Jonathan performs on modern and historical instruments and is passionate about incorporating music history and theory into his lessons. He has won several awards; most recently, he was a prizewinner of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition in Lamèque, Canada. He teaches piano privately and, while a graduate student at Yale, taught harpsichord/basso continuo lessons.
Jonathan has performed/presented at festivals and conferences in the United States and abroad. He recently gave a lecture to pianists at NYU on improvisation and eighteenth-century style. In the fall of 2019, he was selected as a new member of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. His mentors include pianist Seymour Bernstein and harpsichordist Arthur Haas. Jonathan is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Yale.