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Jonathan Goren
Jonathan
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Laurel, MD
Speaks: English, French
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Doctor of Musical Arts, Violin Performance Catholic University of America; Master of Music, Violin Performance James Madison University, May 2010; Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance James Madison University, May 2008; 2018-present member of Baltimore Music Teachers Association; Spring 2010 member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Honor Society; 2004 Baltimore School for the Arts National Honors Society
Performance Experience: September 2018-present: Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra-concertmaster; December 2016-present: several musicals, including Fiddler on the Roof, with various groups; December 2012-present: Baltimore Actor’s Theatre-Babes in Toyland (concertmaster); March 2011-Present: various weddings, parties, concerts, musicals, and other events and occasions between Baltimore and D.C., as a soloist and in an ensemble; November 2015-2016: Frostburg Symphony Orchestra (violin I) and Symphony No. 1 (violin I);
Teaching Experience: February 2021-Present: Musicland- Violin instructor; November 2020-Present: Music Workshop- violin instructor; December 2011-Present: Arti-st Music- Violin Instructor; Fall 2011-Present: Take Lessons- Violin Instructor; 2010-2015 Baltimore Talent Education Center- Violin Instructor – small ensembles and individual lessons; Fall 2013-Spring 2017 Catholic University of America: Music Theory Department-Teaching Assistant
Teaching Philosophy: It is an enriching experience to get to know every student individually. Everyone learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses. In the lessons, I adapt to and work with the student’s learning style, ways of understanding things and processing information, and overall personality. As the instructor, I not only give the information, but with a methodical approach, help the student learn how to play the violin and reach his or her goals, over a period of time.

Get to know Jonathan

Jonathan has studied with Wanchi Huang at James Madison University, where he earned a Bachelor and a Master of Music, in violin performance. He received his D.M.A. at Catholic University of America, studying with Jody Gatwood. When Jonathan was a student at JMU, he taught several students privately. The students ranged from retirees to JMU faculty and students to adolescents. He also taught violin in small groups and individual lessons at Baltimore Talent Education Center from 2010 until its closing in 2015. The students at BTEC ranged from pre- kindergarden through high school.  Jonathan has also participated in some music festivals.  He has been a student at Brevard Music Center, Heifetz International Music Institute, BayView Music Festival, and he was a Teaching Fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.  Jonathan is currently teaching with Artist Music, Take Lessons, Musicland, Music Workshop, and in his home studio.  Students are at various levels, working on various repertoire.  


Jonathan teaches at:
11200 Scaggsville Rd Unit 111
Laurel, MD 20723
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