Diversification is the key to success in any industry, and that’s just what Jon brings to the table. A combination of personal studies, diving into books and DVD’s, and experience working in the music business provides a well-rounded approach to playing and developing a sustainable career. He also has a degree in Music Business and Music Production from the Hocking College Applied Music Management program. There he studied under music industry professionals with decades of experience ranging from international booking agencies, studio recording, artist development and management, education and performance.
Jon’s interest in drums and percussion early on led him to study concert percussion, jazz and big band, drum corps and good old fashion rock drumming. He has toured and recorded with Columbus, Ohio-based artists Jen Miller, Migel, John Cull of the Pure Prairie League, Jeff Daubenmire, Mays Gone and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame artist Todd Rundgren on his 2011/2012 Healer reunion tour as a vocal ensemble member. His history in marching and drum corps led him to become a member of the 4 time world championship winning WGI Independent World Class Indoor Percussion ensemble Rhythm X. There he was immersed in studies under DCI and WGI legends such as Tim Jackson and Tim Fairbanks.
Outside of performance and playing, Jon is also a ProTools engineer and Finale engraving specialists, as well as a professional drum tech. He as worked on an extensive educational DVD (ProTools editing) with Rich Redmond as well as a bestseller educational book, FUNdamentals of Drumming for Kids (music notation/engraving) with Rich. He tours with multi-platinum recording artists and country rocker megastar Jason Aldean as the drum tech for Rich Redmond. With additional experience with players such as Jim Riley and Liberty DeVitto, Jon has crafted his skills in drum tuning.
With these many diverse skill sets, Jon brings to the table experience in several different areas of the music industry. Today it is vital to be versatile and to be able to say yes to every opportunity that comes your way. Jon can provide a learning experience that will take your career to the next level.
If you’re interested in private lessons, email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.