Guitar, Bass Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Technology
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:
Training Day (CBS), The Space Between Us (STX), Sneaky Pete (Amazon Prime), Black-ish (ABC), 99 Homes (Indie Film), Looking (HBO), Locker Room Addiction (Direct TV), From Dusk to Dawn (El Rey), CSI (CBS), Burn Notice (USA), Complications (USA), Arena (MPCA), Crossing Streets (Indie Film), Storage Hunters (TruTV), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Young and the Restless (CBS), Cities of the Underworld (History), Real World The Gauntlet (MTV), Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines (MTV), E! News Live (E!), Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (History), LA Hair (We TV), Love Scouts (Oxygen), Museum Men (History), Parental Control (MTV), Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen), Experiment (BET), Wicked Offer (CW), Teen Cribs (MTV), Real World Road Rules (MTV), Rock Dinner (MTV), Popped (Fuse), Quiero Mis Quinces (MTV3), Access Hollywood (NBC), Harpo Productions (Oprah, Dr. Phil, Oxygen Network), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Container Wars (Tru), Watch Over Me (CBS), Sunset Tan (FX), Alaska Gold Diggers (Animal Planet), NCAA Basketball, Celebrities Undercover (Oxygen), Church Rescue (NatGeo), Flipping Vegas (A&E), House of Food (MTV), It’s Effin Science (G4), Moving In (MTV), ThingamaBob (H2), Swamp Hunters (CMT), Spring Break Challenges (MTV), Total Divas (E!), etc. Commercials and Trailers for Nike, LA Times, The Shield (FX), Mr. Brooks, Sony Blueray, etc.
Jonathan's personal website - http://jonathanmerkel.com/
Jonathan's production company - http://beatchamber.com/