Information About Jonatan - Acton teacher
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Swedish theorbo player and guitarist Jonatan is an alumni of the Royal College of Music, London where he graduated with a First Class BMus (Hons) in 2017 and a MPerf with Distinction in 2019.
At the RCM, Jonatan studied theorbo with Jakob Lindberg and guitar with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell, supported by the Musician’s Company Lambert Scholarship, the Thora Ohlsson Foundation and the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. During his time there, he won both the RCM Guitar Competition (2017) and the RCM Historical Performance Competition (2019) receiving the Century Fund Prize and the Richard III Prize. Other noteworthy awards include the 1st Prize in the Jörgen Rörby Competition (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and the 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013).
Jonatan has performed worldwide with highlights including concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Shakespeare Globe, Queen’s Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, Snape Maltings Concert Hall (UK), Große Universitätsaula Salzburg, Baumgartenberg Monastery (Austria), Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Festival de Inverno Domingos Martins (Brazil), Stockholm Concert Hall and Uppsala Konsert&Kongress Concert Hall (Sweden).
His group Dramma Per Musica made their debut at the Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF Live! Showcase) in November 2018 and have since then given recitals at the Lake District Summer Festival, Hampton Court Palace and the Utrecht Early Music Festival as well as having appeared live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. Upcoming performances include St John Smith Square and Barnes Music Festival.
Having recently taken part in the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (2018) and the BREMF Live! young artist scheme (2018/19), Jonatan is thrilled to be a Handel House Talent artist for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
Teacher at Royal College of Music Teaching Service, 2015 - present
Professional Skills Module at Royal College of Music, 2015
- Outreach Music Workshop with key stage 2 children
- 1:1 Teaching Tuition
Teacher at Active in Music, London (**Web Address Removed**), 2014-2018
Teacher at The Music House for Children (**Web Address Removed**), 2014-2015
Private teacher, 2012 - present
I am a dedicated teacher who believes in every student. There is always a way to reach out to a student and share the passion that you have yourself in music. As a teacher I think it is important to have goals - they could be anything from just having fun with music to excel in taking grades - and to understand how to get there.
My role as an instrumental teacher is in a way to make myself unnecessary. By that I mean that I aim to share every possible tool I possess from my studies and experience with the student so that they can develop healthy practice habits and gain a full pallet of ways to understand the music. My students should never have a shortage of ways to develop, there should always be a way to improve. This includes detecting areas of improvement and ways to develop them into intelligent and promising musicians.
One major part of my studies was the understanding of the body. I spent 6 years of continual Alexander Technique lessons at the RCM as well as private lessons in Timani through teachers from The Musicians' Health and Movement Institute in Oslo. I aim to make every student aware of their body and how the body is connected and work.
As a performer I stand out within the classical guitarists as I also have a degree in Historical Performance specialising on the lute instrument theorbo. This means I have a greater understanding of historically informed playing, playing continuo and music history, especially music from the baroque period.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2019) - Master of Performance (Historical Performance) with Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2017) - Bachelor of Music (Honours) First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)