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Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion

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About Jonathan

Jon Dostou is a contemporary composer, arranger, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. For years, he has been performing extensively as a guitarist, bassist, singer, and keyboardist in ensembles throughout greater New England.

Dostou's music has been played at dozens of venues around the northeast, such as The New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, Blue in Portland, ME, the Pressroom in Portsmouth, NH, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, CT, The Way Station and Pianos in NYC, and The Spot Underground in Providence, RI. His 2008 composition, All Romance Leads to Egypt, was debuted in a performance by the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, featuring internationally acclaimed saxophonist Benny Golson. His music is heard on numerous radio and television stations throughout the region.

Dostou has appeared on several studio recordings with artists including The Brotherhood of Thieves, Sun of Sound, Cult of Ulysses, Gracie Day and Isaac Young. In 2016, his main project Phonosynthesis released its first full-length album, GRÜVHAUS. The album itself, which was meticulously produced over the better part of a year has been described by critics as, "Cleverly devised... the ultimate experience," and has been compared to the The Meters, Emerson Lake and Palmer, John Scofield, Steely Dan and Larry Carlton.

An earnest student of music, Dostou earned a B.Mus. from Berklee College of Music in 2009, and a M.Mus. from The Hartt School of Music in 2011, with concentrations in jazz, composition, and orchestration. Learning from composers like Greg Hopkins and David Macbride, and studying the music of icons like The Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa and a myriad of classical and jazz composers, he has worked to craft his own inimitable style.

For over 10 years, Jon Dostou has been teaching music to aspiring students of all ages and skill levels, specializing in guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, voice, theory, composition and more.


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