Instructor
Joined in
2016

Jonathan

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Technology

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Guitar, Bass Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Technology

About Jonathan

Jonathan is a songwriter, producer, composer, and a guitarist versed in many styles of music. He has studied guitar from a young age, learning other instruments and skills along the way. Jonathan studied at Musicians Institute, UCLA Extension and at Berklee Online which broadened his knowledge of both music and the music business. He is also a guest lecturer on composing, producing and the music business, and has lectured at several schools, including Temple University.

While at Musician's Institute Jonathan studied with Ron Escheté, Dan Gilbert, Jamie Findlay, Carl Schroeder, Steve Dudas, Tom Warrington and many more. Jonathan also took private lessons with Ted Greene, Pat Martino and Charlie Banacos.

Jonathan has also recorded and worked with notable musicians such as Dino Cazares, Chris Poland and Chuck Flores.

Over the years, Jonathan has had song placements on TV shows, films and commercials which include:

TV Shows – S.W.A.T. (CBS), All American (CW), Black-ish (ABC), Bloodline (Netflix), Bull (CBS), The Arrangement (E!), Blue Mountain State (Spike), Burn Notice (USA), CSI (CBS), Complications (USA), From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey), Looking (HBO), Rosewood (Fox), Sneaky Pete (Amazon Prime), Training Day (CBS), 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament, 24 To Life (LMN), A Little Too Farr (Rated Red), Access Hollywood (NBC), Alaska Gold Diggers (Animal Planet), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Celebrities Undercover (Oxygen), Challenge Battle of the Bloodlines (MTV), Challenge Cutthroat (MTV), Church Rescue (NatGeo), Cities of the Underworld (History), Container Wars (TruTV), Dr. Miami (WE TV), E! News Live (E!), Flipping Vegas (A&E), Hollywood and Football (E!), House of Food (MTV), Ink Paper Scissors (BET), Invention USA (History), Its Effin Science (G4), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), LA Hair (We TV), Love Scouts (Oxygen), Moving In (MTV), Museum Men (H2), Onion Sports Dome (Comedy Central), Ozzy and Jacks World Detour (History), Parental Control (MTV), Popped (Fuse), Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen), Quiero Mis Quinces (MTV3), Real World Road Rules (MTV), Rob and Chyna (E!), Rock Dinner (MTV), Rupauls Drag Race (VH1), Spring Break Challenges (MTV), Storage Hunters (TruTV), Sunset Tan (E!), Swamp Hunters (CMT), Teen Cribs (MTV), Teen Mom (MTV), Thingamabob (H2), Total Divas (E!), Watch Over Me (My Network), Wicked Offer (CW), Xperiment (BET), Young and the Restless (CBS), Your Business (MSNBC)

Films – The Predator (Fox), Peppermint, Lean On Pete, Rough Night, 99 Homes (indie film), Arena (IMPC), Killing Hasselhof (indie film), Happy Birthday (indie film), Battle of the Wedding Planners (TLC), Locker Room Addiction (Direct TV), Space Between Us (STX), The Perfect Guy (Sony), Win It All (Netflix)

Commercials – Nike, LA Times, The Shield (FX), Mr. Brooks, Sony Blueray

Jonathan's personal website - http://jonathanmerkel.com/

Jonathan's production company - http://beatchamber.com/

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