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Jonathan Cohen
556 W 126th Street , New York NY, 07306
Instruments: Composition, Ear Training, Flute, Other, Saxophone, Theory, Trumpet, World Music
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Kids, World, Other
Levels: Advanced
Experience: 5 years
Rate: $50 / hr
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Personal Statement
 
Music is truly a therapeutic force in people's lives. As a teacher and a musician, I feel privileged for every opportunity I have to bring this force to peoples life.

During the years, my experience, wide knowledge and good listening and communicating skills, made me develop a clear and organized teaching method, that combines fun and creative learning, with the basic fundamental skills that every music student needs to learn.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Jonathan.
 
Education / Training
 
Education-

Gratuated with a B.F.A, Jazz Performance degree at the collaborative academic program between The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, NYC and The Center for Jazz Studies of the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, october 2009-May 2014.

Graduated from Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts and Science, September 2005- June 2008. Won highest honors of the Music Department, graduated top of my class.

Experience-

Herzeliya Conservatory, Herzeliya, Israel March 2011 – July 2012
Saxophone and music instructor, working with both adults and children (ages 10 – 15). Helped produce concerts and student performances.

DRUMMER Music School, Petah Tikva, Israel September 2011 – August 2012
Saxophone and music instructor. Musical director of the school’s Saxophone Trio.

Ra’anana Music Center, Israel September 2009 – August 2010
Taught Ear Training and Music Theory to children.

Israel Defense Forces Orchestra July 2008 – July 2011
Tenor/Soprano Saxophone player in the official IDF orchestra. Participated in all orchestral performances during 2008-2011, performed in IDF official concerts, ceremonies and memorials. Performed numerous times at the President of Israel residence in Jerusalem, in front of foreign ministers, presidents and diplomats.

Instruments and Equipment Officer at the Orchestra Facilities and Equipment Office. In charge of managing the inventory of instruments for the orchestra, contacting and negotiating with music suppliers and vendors, registration of instruments and their assignment to orchestra musicians, inspection of instruments’ conditions, their replacement and repairs and administration of the facilities office. Position also included office work such as keeping computer records for the facilities office and filing paperwork.

Private instructor for Saxophone and music January 2010 – August 2012

Awards and Honors-

Winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) award for outstanding musical performance 3 times in a row (2008, 2010, 2012)
Thelma-Yellin School of Arts and Science highest distinction award for graduating with highest grades in the Music Department (2008)
Winner of the 2005 Spring Competition for Young Excelling Jazz Musician, Ra’anana, Israel.
 
Video
 
 
Way of Thinking - Flute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-dAqOebuFs&hd=1
Thoughts- Flute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwRNv_bQ8EE&hd=1
Happy Birthday -Saxophone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z68ihyyD6o&hd=1


 

I am considering taking lessons. Please contact me with further information. Thank you.
 
 
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