Jonathan is a freelance guitarist, composer, and teacher. He began playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. He studied music for six years at Canterbury Christ Church University, England, where he studied the electric guitar with James Dean, the classical guitar with Jeff Alexander, had frequent Master classes with one of Britain's leading classical guitarists John Mills, jazz guitarist Gary Potter, jazz/fusion guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane, and session guitarist David P Goodes. In 2002 Jonathan graduated with a Master's Degree in Music. In England Jonathan was a freelance guitarist as well as a peripatetic teacher visiting various schools in Kent along side teaching the guitar privately from his home studio. In 2003 Jonathan emigrated to Canada where he continues to compose, perform, and teach as his full-time profession.
Jonathan has written and recorded over 350 songs. His music has been used for television commercials and is used regularly on television shows such as The Voice, Detour, Last Call with Carsen Daly, 2014 E! Countdown to the Grammy Awards, Pranked, UFC Ultimate Insider, Ultimate Fighting Championship, All Access Boxing, Culture Shock with Corey Graves, WWE Countdown, E News Daily, Newly Weds the First Year, MTV News, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, My Big Redneck Family, Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Sacred Steel Bikes, Game of Arms, English Premier League Preview Show, Sky Sorts Cycling, Sky Sports Premier League Football, NASCAR Fox, Counting Cars, Project Guatemala, Impractical Jokers, Vice Essentials, Recipe Rehab, Out Trains, Bad Dog, Heirs to Dare, Lone Star Lady, Inner Space, Life or Debt, When Vacations Attack, Extreme Parking, Fool's Gold, Dish Nation, and Armchair Directors.
His composition 'Carillon Bell Tower' was chosen to be performed at the Peace Tower, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, as part of the House of Commons Summer Live Festival 2014.
Jonathan has 5 albums out now. 'Spiral', (instrumental rock) 'Solar Dance' (finger-style acoustic), 'First Waltz (classical guitar), 'Migrating Souls' (avant garde), and 'Through the other side' (instrumental rock). All albums can be downloaded from Cd Baby and iTunes.
He currently resides in Ridgeway where he teaches from his home studio as well as teaching at the Niagara Creative Arts Centre in St.Catharine's, and Niagara Christian Collegiate.