TEACHING AND COACHING
Jonathan loves helping private students find new levels of musical expression and technical ease in their playing. Whether you’re looking for a regular teacher or a one-time supplemental lesson, he would be delighted to help you improve your musical skills!
Mr. Craft took me on as a junior in high school and really opened up my eyes to the possibilities of French Horn playing. He takes the time to teach not just just notes and rhythms, but the emotion and passion behind the music as well. I can honestly say that I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor or role model to teach me at that point in my life".
- Sammy T., former student
"I loved the seven years I spent in lessons with Mr. Craft. He was a wonderful, encouraging, and extremely personable teacher that helped me find my passion for music and horn playing. It’s so clear how much he cares about his students and their improvement - he went out of his way to provide me with extra resources that helped me both in music and in life. I learned SO MUCH from him, and he made it fun!"
-Ellyse S., former student, current performance major at UNT
Jonathan is a frequent guest clinician and masterclass artist, and particularly enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with young performers.
Past topics include:
• Overcoming performance anxiety
• How to talk to your audition accompanist
• How to select a good song cut
• Ear-training and ensemble singing
• Song interpretation
• The kinesthetics of singing
Past clients include: Stages’ Young Artist Conservatory, Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, Kingwood High School, the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, and many other Houston-area schools and theatre programs.
Drawing on his experience as a music director, audition pianist, and private teacher, Jonathan is always in demand as a vocal coach. Whether you’re looking to refresh your rep book, run something with a live pianist, or prepare for an upcoming audition, Jonathan would love to help you fine tune your skills as a performer.
Jonathan Craft is one of the best vocal coaches in the Houston area. His piano ability and knowledge of musical style is world class. I cannot stress enough how much of a dream Jonathan is to work with!"