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Jonathan Kruzel


Teaches Drum Set, Percussion

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Teaches at:

William Paterson University

Areas of Instruction

Drum Set, Percussion

Teaching Experience

Since 2006

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Rock, Jazz

About Jonathan Kruzel

Mr. Kruzel is currently the Vice Principal in Totowal. Previously, he was the Instrumental Director at LIttle Falls Middle School. While in Little Falls he taught grades K-4 General Music, 4-8 Instrumental lessons, Beginner Band, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, and Concert Band. During his time he has chartered a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, orchestrated musical events within the community, and conducted two school musicals. Mr. Kruzel has also instructed at Passaic Valley High School as the Assistant Director for the Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, a pit performer for their musicals, and continues to instruct during thier Summer Music and Arts Camp. He has also worked at Lighthouse International in New York City teaching partial and fully blind children concert band instruments and general music.

Mr. Kruzel is a graduate of William Paterson University and received his Bachelors of Music and Education certification with a concentration in percussion. While Attending WPU, Mr. Kruzel particiapted in numerous ensembles, which included the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble (under the direction of Raymond DesRoches, Payton MacDonald, and Peter Jarvis), The William Paterson Wind Ensemble, The High Mountain Symphony Orchestra, and the William Paterson University Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Kruzel also holds a Master of Arts Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Teaching and Learning and an additional Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University.

Mr. Kruzel has been a member of the Hawthorne Caballeros, The Central Jersey SYmphony Orchestra, The Bloomfield Orchestra, The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble, and The Colts Neck Community Band. Mr. Kruzel is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha National Male Music Fraternity, member of Percussive Arts Society, The National Association of Music Educators, The New Jersey Educators Association, and The North Jersey Area Band. Mr. Kruzel has had the priviledge of conducting the Jr. North Jersey Area Band in 2013 and the Jr. Percussion Ensemble in 2011.

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