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Teaches Bass Guitar, Guitar, String Bass

Interested in taking lessons with Jon

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Bassist for Walt Disney World Events, Don Soledad Group, Mechanical Soul, All Night Groove

Areas of Instruction

Bass Guitar, Guitar, String Bass

Performance Experience

23 Years professional performing experience including rock bands in clubs and jazz bands in lounges to production shows aboard cruise ships and orchestra performances in halls and ampitheatres.

Current Projects

Recording a collection of instrumental compositions and improvisations, Perforfming with a new singing duo, Making Instructional Videos and collecting my educational materials for a self published book.

Favorite Instruments

Bass Guitars, Guitars, Baritone Guitar, Pedal Steel, Baritone Saxophone, Vibraphone, Upright (Double) Basses, Mandola, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, The Human Voice, Upright (Double) Basses, Mandola, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, The Human Voice

Favorite Bands

The Beatles, Muse, Jellyfish, Ben Folds Five, Faith No More, Edgar Meyer, Pat Metheny, Medeski Martin & Wood, Aimee Mann, Bill Frisel, Bill Frisel


Master Of Fine Arts (Jazz Studies), Purchase College-State University of New York, Bachelor Of Music (Traditional Performance) West Virginia Universiy

Musical Interests

World Music, Country Guitar Styles, Improvisational, The pursuit of great tone, Country Guitar Styles, Improvisational, The pursuit of great tone

Teaching Experience

19 Years

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical Double Bass, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Latin, Arabic

About Jon

Jon Warcholak has been teaching private music lessons since 1995 and has been performing professionally throughout North America and the Caribbean for over 22 years.  He enjoys playing a wide variety of styles and teaching students of all ages. Jon holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, State University of New York (2000) where he studied with bassists Todd Coolman and Kermit Driscoll as well as jazz legend Jon Faddis and assisted in the instruction of the Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Coolman. Jon's compositions and arrangements have been performed aboard Carnival cruise ships where he also served as bassist and musical director (2002-2006). He performs regularly with flamenco guitarist Don Soledad, instrumental group Mechanical Soul, and dance rock band All Night Groove. He has also performed with Idina Menzel, the Jacksonville Symphony, Disney's Mo'Rockin, the Space Coast Pops Orchestra, and the Sunset Sidemen at Universal Studios. In addition to maintaining a studio of private students for nearly 20 years, Jon has tutored music theory, taught various music workshops in public and private schools, and instructed at West Virginia University summer music camps. He has been an instructor at Music and Arts since March 2009.

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