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Teacher Feature: Jon Gould | The Music Gallery of Highland Park

Jon Gould | Guitar Teacher
Jon Gould

Jon is a patient, personable, and professional guitarist and guitar teacher who can help new musicians put their best foot forward from day one. Jon has a light-hearted, but disciplined approach to practicing an instrument that keeps lessons interesting, fun, and productive. 

MG: Do you have any non-musical hobbies?
J: Yes, I like to cook and despite the threat of career-ending injuries, I like to play hockey.
MG: What sparked your interest in music and has kept you playing all these years?

J: My parents would take me to concerts when I was young and I can always remember thinking when I saw the band that it was the coolest thing ever. I always wanted to be a musician after that. 
MG: Have you learned any valuable life-skills through music?
J: You can succeed at anything if you really put the time and effort it takes to achieve that success. Hold a high standard for yourself and take pride in your work no matter what it is. 

MG: What advice do you think should be given to every student?

J: Give yourself time to learn and have patience. Learning an instrument can be difficult but you will get it! Most of all, have fun with it. 

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