Jon Schmidt was born to German Immigrant parents, and they gave him the gift of early education in music. Classical training fell on the fertile ground of Jon’s natural talents for music and hard work. Schmidt began composing as early as age 11, started teaching piano lessons when most people get a drivers license, and began a successful solo career in his early twenties.

Schmidt worried about a career in music. He worried that his family would think that sheet music does not taste good with ranch dressing, so in college he studied English with plans to get an MBA. People kept pestering him over and over to play piano for them, so he risked renting a large concert hall and presented himself to the public. His audience loved him. He has never turned back to English and Business plans. His wife Michelle and their five children have never had to eat sheet music—even as a side dish.

Schmidt’s 20 year solo career has included many albums, performances, and awards. The Piano Guys entrapped Schmidt with their lair of beautiful pianos. Shortly thereafter, they all ran away together to create spectacular piano cello video content. Their goal is very humble—to inspire the world.

Schmidt contributes not just the on-screen piano talent. He loves to throw out all of his ideas, and is not afraid to edit and revise until he has a refined and quality product.

Jon finds his fire for the journey seeing the joy of people who hear great music. He is thrilled to reach a wider audience through his work with The Piano Guys.

67FunSongs
Jon and many teachers saw weaknesses with the traditional methods of teaching note-reading.With the help of over twenty years of teaching, Jon has developed an amazing technique for teaching notes that leaves “Every Good Boy Does Fine” in the dust and has them note-reading on a two year level in 10 weeks or less. It is called, “The Jon Schmidt Note-Reading Method”.

To Parents:

Do it-yourself- books abound in print and on the internet. Where are the do- it-yourself piano lessons? Many parents would love to teach their children beginning piano in a tight economy. This book is finally the answer. Teaching beginning piano with this book requires NO musical experience! The information is clear, easy and accessible to all.

Testimonials

“His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it…”

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

2015-02-02T13:33:36+00:00

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

“His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it…”

"I have taught piano for many years. I have been frustrated for a long time with the way my students learned the notes. I heard you speak about your method and decided to try it. There was no comparison between those first few students I tried your method on and the students before I tried it… Their sense or understanding of the keyboard is completely different from the previous students. They don’t even have to look at the keys. They are set free to play anything, and they progress quickly. They enjoy playing piano. There is no frustration… I think that all of the frustrated teachers need to know this method… Thank you for the great note learning idea. It has helped my teaching immensely."

Barbara Shelton - Master of Piano Pedagogy

2015-02-02T13:35:19+00:00

Barbara Shelton - Master of Piano Pedagogy

“I have taught piano for many years. I have been frustrated for a long time with the way my students learned the notes. I heard you speak about your method and decided to try it. There was no comparison between those first few students I tried your method on and the students before I tried View Full →

“My mom used to make me practice piano, but then I found Jon Schmidt. Now that there’s something to play I like to play, I practice everyday as soon as I get home from track to practice. It really is good music.“

R. Ashby (Age 13) Chattanooga, TN

2015-02-02T13:36:22+00:00

R. Ashby (Age 13) Chattanooga, TN

“My mom used to make me practice piano, but then I found Jon Schmidt. Now that there’s something to play I like to play, I practice everyday as soon as I get home from track to practice. It really is good music.“

Absolutely amazing! His music is inspires me to be a better pianist and teacher.

Genny R. (Age 55) Phoenix, AZ

2015-02-09T15:17:03+00:00

Genny R. (Age 55) Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely amazing! His music is inspires me to be a better pianist and teacher.

Jon! You’re the bomb! My students love your music. I hold recitals twice a year, and so far 5 of my students are in The Waterfall Club….

Dave E. (Age 53) Agoura Hills, California

2015-02-09T15:17:44+00:00

Dave E. (Age 53) Agoura Hills, California

Jon! You’re the bomb! My students love your music. I hold recitals twice a year, and so far 5 of my students are in The Waterfall Club….

Having attended your teacher workshop on sightreading, I began that very day to use the ideas you presented with my students. We have all seen great results and my students are really happy about the growth they are making. … Every one of my students is participating regardless of level. Thanks for a great idea and giving the student something of great value in a short amount of time. Also, thank you for your wonderful music, it has become a favorite …

Carla W. (Age 29) Orem, Utah

2015-02-09T15:18:19+00:00

Carla W. (Age 29) Orem, Utah

Having attended your teacher workshop on sightreading, I began that very day to use the ideas you presented with my students. We have all seen great results and my students are really happy about the growth they are making. … Every one of my students is participating regardless of level. Thanks for a great idea View Full →

I thoroughly enjoy listening and playing your music! It has saved some of my piano students because the songs are so enjoyable and different. Thank You and keep it up!

Lisa R. (Age 45) Spanish Fork, UT

2015-02-09T15:19:05+00:00

Lisa R. (Age 45) Spanish Fork, UT

I thoroughly enjoy listening and playing your music! It has saved some of my piano students because the songs are so enjoyable and different. Thank You and keep it up!

Playing Jon’s music renewed my son’s interest in playing the piano. He’d begun getting bored with his lessons and now loves going in and playing since we got Jon’s music. His teacher has been wonderful, encouraging him to play what he enjoys. Thanks Jon!

Andrea V. (Age 49) Sandy, Utah

2015-02-09T15:19:54+00:00

Andrea V. (Age 49) Sandy, Utah

Playing Jon’s music renewed my son’s interest in playing the piano. He’d begun getting bored with his lessons and now loves going in and playing since we got Jon’s music. His teacher has been wonderful, encouraging him to play what he enjoys. Thanks Jon!

I have never before felt so inspired by a modern composer. This man has an amazing talent, which ought to be shared with every piano student taught today.

Mary W. (Age 49) Orem, Utah

2015-02-09T15:20:34+00:00

Mary W. (Age 49) Orem, Utah

I have never before felt so inspired by a modern composer. This man has an amazing talent, which ought to be shared with every piano student taught today.

I attended your P. teacher’s workshop last Saturday and was blown away – it’s exactly what I was looking for. I talked to you a little about it afterwards. Thanks again so very much!!!! Your music touches my heart and reaches down deep into my soul. I could listen to you all day. Thank you for blessing and enriching the world through your music!

Laura W. (Age 16) Kearns, UT

2015-02-09T15:21:09+00:00

Laura W. (Age 16) Kearns, UT

I attended your P. teacher’s workshop last Saturday and was blown away – it’s exactly what I was looking for. I talked to you a little about it afterwards. Thanks again so very much!!!! Your music touches my heart and reaches down deep into my soul. I could listen to you all day. Thank you View Full →

I just barely began teaching piano lessons a few months ago. Your note-reading method has helped me tremendously! It’s a lot better than what I’ve seen other books offer. Thanks!

Heather P. (Age 47) Murray, UT

2015-02-09T15:21:59+00:00

Heather P. (Age 47) Murray, UT

I just barely began teaching piano lessons a few months ago. Your note-reading method has helped me tremendously! It’s a lot better than what I’ve seen other books offer. Thanks!

Jon is a wonderful performer. His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it. Thank you Jon for your time, talent and showing the world of music good-clean fun with a little humor on the side.

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

2015-02-09T15:22:39+00:00

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

Jon is a wonderful performer. His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for View Full →

I have a student who is crazy about your music (so am I!) He attended your concert at Thanksgiving Point in September…. When he saw your 67 Fun Songs version of ‘Waterfall he learned it AND memorized it in one week – without being assigned. The next week he played THE WHOLE SONG for me with his eyes closed (and still does at every weekly lesson). A few after that he treated me with his cross-over hands version…. Thank you for all you do to better our world.

(Age 29) Kearns, UT

2015-02-09T15:23:43+00:00

(Age 29) Kearns, UT

I have a student who is crazy about your music (so am I!) He attended your concert at Thanksgiving Point in September…. When he saw your 67 Fun Songs version of ‘Waterfall he learned it AND memorized it in one week – without being assigned. The next week he played THE WHOLE SONG for me View Full →

I attended one of your piano teacher workshops in the summer of 2003 before I started teaching piano. It was fabulous! I’ve started all my students with your method and everyone is so impressed with how well they are doing.

Carrie S. (Age 15) West Jordan, UT

2015-02-09T15:24:17+00:00

Carrie S. (Age 15) West Jordan, UT

I attended one of your piano teacher workshops in the summer of 2003 before I started teaching piano. It was fabulous! I’ve started all my students with your method and everyone is so impressed with how well they are doing.

I want to say how glad I am that Jon’s music is in my life. I have taken piano for years and his books taught me how to love music. I have now begun teaching piano and I use his books to start to teach MY students the many joys of music. His music influences so many people and opens so many doors. It must be wonderful to make a living making beautiful music and touching so many lives in the process.Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

2015-02-09T15:25:03+00:00

Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

I want to say how glad I am that Jon’s music is in my life. I have taken piano for years and his books taught me how to love music. I have now begun teaching piano and I use his books to start to teach MY students the many joys of music. His music influences View Full →

Thank you for opening the eyes of my male students… They have grown leaps and bounds using your books. They especially like your humor!! Best wishes.

Michelle S. (Piano teacher 15 (Age 42) Tremonton, UT

2015-02-09T15:25:47+00:00

Michelle S. (Piano teacher 15 (Age 42) Tremonton, UT

Thank you for opening the eyes of my male students… They have grown leaps and bounds using your books. They especially like your humor!! Best wishes.

Thank you for your gift of music and your ability and willingness to share it with others. Your music has greatly inspired my 14 year old daughter and has motivated her to practice and greatly improve her piano playing…

Michelle S. (Norman G. (Age 46) Fort Collins, CO

2015-02-09T15:26:25+00:00

Michelle S. (Norman G. (Age 46) Fort Collins, CO

Thank you for your gift of music and your ability and willingness to share it with others. Your music has greatly inspired my 14 year old daughter and has motivated her to practice and greatly improve her piano playing…

I absolutely love your music and your concerts! I went to one of your seminars on teaching note-reading and have incorporated those methods in teaching my students a number of years now. I am so impressed with the results!

Susie W. (Age ) Hyde Park, UT

2015-02-09T15:27:16+00:00

Susie W. (Age ) Hyde Park, UT

I absolutely love your music and your concerts! I went to one of your seminars on teaching note-reading and have incorporated those methods in teaching my students a number of years now. I am so impressed with the results!

Met you at your Jorgensen’s clinic. Had great success with your new fun songs and method with a student that has been through EVERY other method. Thank you…

Carole T. (Age 47) St. George, UT

2015-02-09T15:27:54+00:00

Carole T. (Age 47) St. George, UT

Met you at your Jorgensen’s clinic. Had great success with your new fun songs and method with a student that has been through EVERY other method. Thank you…

I’ve only discovered Jon’s music this week, while looking for some added way to help both my 11-yr. old daughter and myself improve on our note reading skills (separate from what we are learning from our piano instructor). We’re both new piano students (as of January). 67 Fun Songs caught my eye at our local church bookstore. I checked out the website…started practicing his note reading method… and listening. Not only do I feel his music is exhilarating, but it’s also very moving & motivating. At 47, I now have a favorite new age classical pianist. THANK YOU!!!

Terri M. (Age 47) Rancho Cordova, CA

2015-02-09T15:28:35+00:00

Terri M. (Age 47) Rancho Cordova, CA

I’ve only discovered Jon’s music this week, while looking for some added way to help both my 11-yr. old daughter and myself improve on our note reading skills (separate from what we are learning from our piano instructor). We’re both new piano students (as of January). 67 Fun Songs caught my eye at our local View Full →

As a former struggling piano teacher, I have something to say about the way you write music. Thank you.

B Harrison (Age 49) Fruitland, ID

2015-02-09T15:29:12+00:00

B Harrison (Age 49) Fruitland, ID

As a former struggling piano teacher, I have something to say about the way you write music. Thank you.

My teenage students are very enthusiastic about your music. Many of them are very busy, but your music draws them to the piano to practice. I enjoy listening to piano music that reflects the musicality of the instrument itself. I also like your comic side notes in your music books…

Janet A. Sterling, Virginia

2015-02-09T15:29:51+00:00

Janet A. Sterling, Virginia

My teenage students are very enthusiastic about your music. Many of them are very busy, but your music draws them to the piano to practice. I enjoy listening to piano music that reflects the musicality of the instrument itself. I also like your comic side notes in your music books…

My 16 year old son is a piano student who is FANATICAL about your music. He first disovered All of Me and downloaded the sheet music from your web site. It was way beyond his ability to play but he wouldnt give up. For weeks and weeks it was all we heard around our house. I was sure he would get sick of it. But after two or three months, he would come into the kitchen after working on it and say, Mom that is the COOLEST song on earth! if I heard it once, I heard it 100 times). He has mastered it now and is working on both Dumb Song and Waterfall. He got one of your CD’s and Book 3 for Christmas. The other day he said, Mom we have GOT to get all of his music in all of it’s forms! I never have to bug him about practicing your music his piano teacher lets him pick one of your songs to work on). But I’m continually hearing your music when he should be practicing other stuff!

(Age 44)

2015-02-09T15:30:41+00:00

(Age 44)

My 16 year old son is a piano student who is FANATICAL about your music. He first disovered All of Me and downloaded the sheet music from your web site. It was way beyond his ability to play but he wouldnt give up. For weeks and weeks it was all we heard around our house. View Full →

You have been a life saver for my teen-age boy students….aside from the fact that your music is musical, lovely and exciting…it’s just a plain blast to play! Your music is my dessert after all the have to classical drills. It’s pleasure to have an artist of your calibre that I can enthusiastically refer my teen-age students to….someone with morals and especially with a sense of humor about not being the perfect pianist! Thank you for the breath of fresh air! (Piano Instructor for the last 30 some odd years!)

Lori A. (Age 47) LaVerkin, UT

2015-02-09T15:31:15+00:00

Lori A. (Age 47) LaVerkin, UT

You have been a life saver for my teen-age boy students….aside from the fact that your music is musical, lovely and exciting…it’s just a plain blast to play! Your music is my dessert after all the have to classical drills. It’s pleasure to have an artist of your calibre that I can enthusiastically refer my View Full →

I love the new new book 67 Fun Songs. This is an answer to prayer for my 13 year old son who was not wanting to learn piano, and now is mastering it through your great concept. My 79 year old father is also learning the notes through this method. Thanks for your hard work and creativity to bring this about!

M. Allsop (Age 40) Fort Collins, CO

2015-02-09T15:31:53+00:00

M. Allsop (Age 40) Fort Collins, CO

I love the new new book 67 Fun Songs. This is an answer to prayer for my 13 year old son who was not wanting to learn piano, and now is mastering it through your great concept. My 79 year old father is also learning the notes through this method. Thanks for your hard work View Full →

I have recently begun teaching note-reading using Jon’s method, and I teach two of my husbands siblings. My father-in-law has never read music in his life, but sings in his ward choir. I have spent hours playing his part over and over so he can learn it. A couple of days ago, he decided to figure out his own music, so I took maybe two minutes and taught him the anchor lines for the bass clef, and he caught right on and having no prior experience, learned to play his own choir part. There is no other method that I could have used to teach him that effectively and quickly how to read music. I was amazed and highly recommend Jon’s note reading method.

T. Jenkins (Age 21) Nampa, ID

2015-02-09T15:32:21+00:00

T. Jenkins (Age 21) Nampa, ID

I have recently begun teaching note-reading using Jon’s method, and I teach two of my husbands siblings. My father-in-law has never read music in his life, but sings in his ward choir. I have spent hours playing his part over and over so he can learn it. A couple of days ago, he decided to View Full →
The Jon Schmidt Note-Reading Method found in the book “67 Fun Songs arranged by Jon Schmidt” is so clearly laid out that an adult can use it to teach themselves how to read music. This 10 week program takes all of the mystery out of note-reading and makes it seem amazingly simple. Download (for best results, right-click on this link to save this 3.9 MB file).

The music that supplements each week of this ten week program, may be purchased one week at a time if you wish (see online store) at $2.99/section or the entire book for $15.95

At that point, the following features and ideas can help you apply your new note-reading ability in further developing your piano skills:

Hear any arrangement as recorded by Jon Schmidt.
Note: Unlike the professional acoustic piano recordings found on Jon Schmidt’s albums, these are “demo” midi keyboard recordings of a lesser professional quality.

Download songs for free in MP3 format. These may be burned to a portable unit that you can listen to while at the pianos, aiding you to check accuracy early on and helping you to perfect any given song.

The next step in learning to play the piano will be to master song after song — starting with the easier ones. Each time you master a song, you become a better piano player…it’s that simple. Use the suggestions for rhythm in perfecting songs found in the book. Working with an instructor may be very helpful at this point as well. Or, if you prefer, you could see how far you can go just by working with the book and recordings.

Download “67 Fun Songs arranged by Jon Schmidt”, including, “The Jon Schmidt Note-reading Method” for $0.99/section.

NOTE: The self-taught approach is recommended for ages 14+ with above average musical aptitude.

How to Stop Your Child from Quitting Piano Lessons

If you are a piano teacher or a parent of a child, especially teenagers, who has told you, “I want to quit piano lessons”, you’re not alone.

Although there are many different approaches (e.g. blatant bribery) to accomplish this lofty goal, Jon Schmidt has discovered in his 20+ years of piano teaching experience a very simple solution — make it fun! In particular, find music that they not only like, but LOVE to play.

Thousands of piano teachers, students and parents know from first hand experience that having kids and teenagers play Jon Schmidt’s music has stopped the idea of quitting piano lessons dead in its tracks. Not only did they continue with their lessons, but they accelerated their rate of improvement. If they love the music they play, regardless of how difficult it is, they will relentlessly pursue it until they have mastered it. Just watch, they may actually highly anticipate their next piano recital, let alone performing for their friends.

Teenager Testimonials

“His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it…”

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

2015-02-02T13:33:36+00:00

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

“His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it…”

"I have taught piano for many years. I have been frustrated for a long time with the way my students learned the notes. I heard you speak about your method and decided to try it. There was no comparison between those first few students I tried your method on and the students before I tried it… Their sense or understanding of the keyboard is completely different from the previous students. They don’t even have to look at the keys. They are set free to play anything, and they progress quickly. They enjoy playing piano. There is no frustration… I think that all of the frustrated teachers need to know this method… Thank you for the great note learning idea. It has helped my teaching immensely."

Barbara Shelton - Master of Piano Pedagogy

2015-02-02T13:35:19+00:00

Barbara Shelton - Master of Piano Pedagogy

“I have taught piano for many years. I have been frustrated for a long time with the way my students learned the notes. I heard you speak about your method and decided to try it. There was no comparison between those first few students I tried your method on and the students before I tried View Full →

“My mom used to make me practice piano, but then I found Jon Schmidt. Now that there’s something to play I like to play, I practice everyday as soon as I get home from track to practice. It really is good music.“

R. Ashby (Age 13) Chattanooga, TN

2015-02-02T13:36:22+00:00

R. Ashby (Age 13) Chattanooga, TN

“My mom used to make me practice piano, but then I found Jon Schmidt. Now that there’s something to play I like to play, I practice everyday as soon as I get home from track to practice. It really is good music.“

Absolutely amazing! His music is inspires me to be a better pianist and teacher.

Genny R. (Age 55) Phoenix, AZ

2015-02-09T15:17:03+00:00

Genny R. (Age 55) Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely amazing! His music is inspires me to be a better pianist and teacher.

Jon! You’re the bomb! My students love your music. I hold recitals twice a year, and so far 5 of my students are in The Waterfall Club….

Dave E. (Age 53) Agoura Hills, California

2015-02-09T15:17:44+00:00

Dave E. (Age 53) Agoura Hills, California

Jon! You’re the bomb! My students love your music. I hold recitals twice a year, and so far 5 of my students are in The Waterfall Club….

Having attended your teacher workshop on sightreading, I began that very day to use the ideas you presented with my students. We have all seen great results and my students are really happy about the growth they are making. … Every one of my students is participating regardless of level. Thanks for a great idea and giving the student something of great value in a short amount of time. Also, thank you for your wonderful music, it has become a favorite …

Carla W. (Age 29) Orem, Utah

2015-02-09T15:18:19+00:00

Carla W. (Age 29) Orem, Utah

Having attended your teacher workshop on sightreading, I began that very day to use the ideas you presented with my students. We have all seen great results and my students are really happy about the growth they are making. … Every one of my students is participating regardless of level. Thanks for a great idea View Full →

I thoroughly enjoy listening and playing your music! It has saved some of my piano students because the songs are so enjoyable and different. Thank You and keep it up!

Lisa R. (Age 45) Spanish Fork, UT

2015-02-09T15:19:05+00:00

Lisa R. (Age 45) Spanish Fork, UT

I thoroughly enjoy listening and playing your music! It has saved some of my piano students because the songs are so enjoyable and different. Thank You and keep it up!

Playing Jon’s music renewed my son’s interest in playing the piano. He’d begun getting bored with his lessons and now loves going in and playing since we got Jon’s music. His teacher has been wonderful, encouraging him to play what he enjoys. Thanks Jon!

Andrea V. (Age 49) Sandy, Utah

2015-02-09T15:19:54+00:00

Andrea V. (Age 49) Sandy, Utah

Playing Jon’s music renewed my son’s interest in playing the piano. He’d begun getting bored with his lessons and now loves going in and playing since we got Jon’s music. His teacher has been wonderful, encouraging him to play what he enjoys. Thanks Jon!

I have never before felt so inspired by a modern composer. This man has an amazing talent, which ought to be shared with every piano student taught today.

Mary W. (Age 49) Orem, Utah

2015-02-09T15:20:34+00:00

Mary W. (Age 49) Orem, Utah

I have never before felt so inspired by a modern composer. This man has an amazing talent, which ought to be shared with every piano student taught today.

I attended your P. teacher’s workshop last Saturday and was blown away – it’s exactly what I was looking for. I talked to you a little about it afterwards. Thanks again so very much!!!! Your music touches my heart and reaches down deep into my soul. I could listen to you all day. Thank you for blessing and enriching the world through your music!

Laura W. (Age 16) Kearns, UT

2015-02-09T15:21:09+00:00

Laura W. (Age 16) Kearns, UT

I attended your P. teacher’s workshop last Saturday and was blown away – it’s exactly what I was looking for. I talked to you a little about it afterwards. Thanks again so very much!!!! Your music touches my heart and reaches down deep into my soul. I could listen to you all day. Thank you View Full →

I just barely began teaching piano lessons a few months ago. Your note-reading method has helped me tremendously! It’s a lot better than what I’ve seen other books offer. Thanks!

Heather P. (Age 47) Murray, UT

2015-02-09T15:21:59+00:00

Heather P. (Age 47) Murray, UT

I just barely began teaching piano lessons a few months ago. Your note-reading method has helped me tremendously! It’s a lot better than what I’ve seen other books offer. Thanks!

Jon is a wonderful performer. His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for it. Thank you Jon for your time, talent and showing the world of music good-clean fun with a little humor on the side.

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

2015-02-09T15:22:39+00:00

Teresa D. (Age 47) Sandy, UT

Jon is a wonderful performer. His music is fun, humorous, soothing & soul searching. He breaks all the rules in regards to past conventional teaching methods. I use & love his new Note-Reading Method. I would encourage all to try Jon’s method of teaching. You’ll not regret it and your students will love you for View Full →

I have a student who is crazy about your music (so am I!) He attended your concert at Thanksgiving Point in September…. When he saw your 67 Fun Songs version of ‘Waterfall he learned it AND memorized it in one week – without being assigned. The next week he played THE WHOLE SONG for me with his eyes closed (and still does at every weekly lesson). A few after that he treated me with his cross-over hands version…. Thank you for all you do to better our world.

(Age 29) Kearns, UT

2015-02-09T15:23:43+00:00

(Age 29) Kearns, UT

I have a student who is crazy about your music (so am I!) He attended your concert at Thanksgiving Point in September…. When he saw your 67 Fun Songs version of ‘Waterfall he learned it AND memorized it in one week – without being assigned. The next week he played THE WHOLE SONG for me View Full →

I attended one of your piano teacher workshops in the summer of 2003 before I started teaching piano. It was fabulous! I’ve started all my students with your method and everyone is so impressed with how well they are doing.

Carrie S. (Age 15) West Jordan, UT

2015-02-09T15:24:17+00:00

Carrie S. (Age 15) West Jordan, UT

I attended one of your piano teacher workshops in the summer of 2003 before I started teaching piano. It was fabulous! I’ve started all my students with your method and everyone is so impressed with how well they are doing.

I want to say how glad I am that Jon’s music is in my life. I have taken piano for years and his books taught me how to love music. I have now begun teaching piano and I use his books to start to teach MY students the many joys of music. His music influences so many people and opens so many doors. It must be wonderful to make a living making beautiful music and touching so many lives in the process.Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

2015-02-09T15:25:03+00:00

Lynne G. (Age 37) Riverton, UT

I want to say how glad I am that Jon’s music is in my life. I have taken piano for years and his books taught me how to love music. I have now begun teaching piano and I use his books to start to teach MY students the many joys of music. His music influences View Full →

Thank you for opening the eyes of my male students… They have grown leaps and bounds using your books. They especially like your humor!! Best wishes.

Michelle S. (Piano teacher 15 (Age 42) Tremonton, UT

2015-02-09T15:25:47+00:00

Michelle S. (Piano teacher 15 (Age 42) Tremonton, UT

Thank you for opening the eyes of my male students… They have grown leaps and bounds using your books. They especially like your humor!! Best wishes.

Thank you for your gift of music and your ability and willingness to share it with others. Your music has greatly inspired my 14 year old daughter and has motivated her to practice and greatly improve her piano playing…

Michelle S. (Norman G. (Age 46) Fort Collins, CO

2015-02-09T15:26:25+00:00

Michelle S. (Norman G. (Age 46) Fort Collins, CO

Thank you for your gift of music and your ability and willingness to share it with others. Your music has greatly inspired my 14 year old daughter and has motivated her to practice and greatly improve her piano playing…

I absolutely love your music and your concerts! I went to one of your seminars on teaching note-reading and have incorporated those methods in teaching my students a number of years now. I am so impressed with the results!

Susie W. (Age ) Hyde Park, UT

2015-02-09T15:27:16+00:00

Susie W. (Age ) Hyde Park, UT

I absolutely love your music and your concerts! I went to one of your seminars on teaching note-reading and have incorporated those methods in teaching my students a number of years now. I am so impressed with the results!

Met you at your Jorgensen’s clinic. Had great success with your new fun songs and method with a student that has been through EVERY other method. Thank you…

Carole T. (Age 47) St. George, UT

2015-02-09T15:27:54+00:00

Carole T. (Age 47) St. George, UT

Met you at your Jorgensen’s clinic. Had great success with your new fun songs and method with a student that has been through EVERY other method. Thank you…

I’ve only discovered Jon’s music this week, while looking for some added way to help both my 11-yr. old daughter and myself improve on our note reading skills (separate from what we are learning from our piano instructor). We’re both new piano students (as of January). 67 Fun Songs caught my eye at our local church bookstore. I checked out the website…started practicing his note reading method… and listening. Not only do I feel his music is exhilarating, but it’s also very moving & motivating. At 47, I now have a favorite new age classical pianist. THANK YOU!!!

Terri M. (Age 47) Rancho Cordova, CA

2015-02-09T15:28:35+00:00

Terri M. (Age 47) Rancho Cordova, CA

I’ve only discovered Jon’s music this week, while looking for some added way to help both my 11-yr. old daughter and myself improve on our note reading skills (separate from what we are learning from our piano instructor). We’re both new piano students (as of January). 67 Fun Songs caught my eye at our local View Full →

As a former struggling piano teacher, I have something to say about the way you write music. Thank you.

B Harrison (Age 49) Fruitland, ID

2015-02-09T15:29:12+00:00

B Harrison (Age 49) Fruitland, ID

As a former struggling piano teacher, I have something to say about the way you write music. Thank you.

My teenage students are very enthusiastic about your music. Many of them are very busy, but your music draws them to the piano to practice. I enjoy listening to piano music that reflects the musicality of the instrument itself. I also like your comic side notes in your music books…

Janet A. Sterling, Virginia

2015-02-09T15:29:51+00:00

Janet A. Sterling, Virginia

My teenage students are very enthusiastic about your music. Many of them are very busy, but your music draws them to the piano to practice. I enjoy listening to piano music that reflects the musicality of the instrument itself. I also like your comic side notes in your music books…

My 16 year old son is a piano student who is FANATICAL about your music. He first disovered All of Me and downloaded the sheet music from your web site. It was way beyond his ability to play but he wouldnt give up. For weeks and weeks it was all we heard around our house. I was sure he would get sick of it. But after two or three months, he would come into the kitchen after working on it and say, Mom that is the COOLEST song on earth! if I heard it once, I heard it 100 times). He has mastered it now and is working on both Dumb Song and Waterfall. He got one of your CD’s and Book 3 for Christmas. The other day he said, Mom we have GOT to get all of his music in all of it’s forms! I never have to bug him about practicing your music his piano teacher lets him pick one of your songs to work on). But I’m continually hearing your music when he should be practicing other stuff!

(Age 44)

2015-02-09T15:30:41+00:00

(Age 44)

My 16 year old son is a piano student who is FANATICAL about your music. He first disovered All of Me and downloaded the sheet music from your web site. It was way beyond his ability to play but he wouldnt give up. For weeks and weeks it was all we heard around our house. View Full →

You have been a life saver for my teen-age boy students….aside from the fact that your music is musical, lovely and exciting…it’s just a plain blast to play! Your music is my dessert after all the have to classical drills. It’s pleasure to have an artist of your calibre that I can enthusiastically refer my teen-age students to….someone with morals and especially with a sense of humor about not being the perfect pianist! Thank you for the breath of fresh air! (Piano Instructor for the last 30 some odd years!)

Lori A. (Age 47) LaVerkin, UT

2015-02-09T15:31:15+00:00

Lori A. (Age 47) LaVerkin, UT

You have been a life saver for my teen-age boy students….aside from the fact that your music is musical, lovely and exciting…it’s just a plain blast to play! Your music is my dessert after all the have to classical drills. It’s pleasure to have an artist of your calibre that I can enthusiastically refer my View Full →

I love the new new book 67 Fun Songs. This is an answer to prayer for my 13 year old son who was not wanting to learn piano, and now is mastering it through your great concept. My 79 year old father is also learning the notes through this method. Thanks for your hard work and creativity to bring this about!

M. Allsop (Age 40) Fort Collins, CO

2015-02-09T15:31:53+00:00

M. Allsop (Age 40) Fort Collins, CO

I love the new new book 67 Fun Songs. This is an answer to prayer for my 13 year old son who was not wanting to learn piano, and now is mastering it through your great concept. My 79 year old father is also learning the notes through this method. Thanks for your hard work View Full →

I have recently begun teaching note-reading using Jon’s method, and I teach two of my husbands siblings. My father-in-law has never read music in his life, but sings in his ward choir. I have spent hours playing his part over and over so he can learn it. A couple of days ago, he decided to figure out his own music, so I took maybe two minutes and taught him the anchor lines for the bass clef, and he caught right on and having no prior experience, learned to play his own choir part. There is no other method that I could have used to teach him that effectively and quickly how to read music. I was amazed and highly recommend Jon’s note reading method.

T. Jenkins (Age 21) Nampa, ID

2015-02-09T15:32:21+00:00

T. Jenkins (Age 21) Nampa, ID

I have recently begun teaching note-reading using Jon’s method, and I teach two of my husbands siblings. My father-in-law has never read music in his life, but sings in his ward choir. I have spent hours playing his part over and over so he can learn it. A couple of days ago, he decided to View Full →