Teacher & Adjudicator
Amongst Australia's most respected
"I have observed Jonathon on many occasions in his work as a conductor and as a vocal clinician, and in my experience he is one of the finest vocal instructors anywhere. With his own vast experience as a professional singer, he is able to instruct and encourage others - of any level of ability – to excel as soloists, choir members, opera performers or practically any type of vocalist. This is a rare gift indeed.
"Jonathon is also highly skilled conductor, comfortable with all musical styles. He has a vast knowledge of the choral repertoire, and is a champion of contemporary works including everything from pops to artsong.
"In addition to his fine abilities as a singer and director, Jonathon has an infectious energy and personality, with a sense of humor that I would characterize simply as delightfully Australian! Whether being interviewed on national TV or running choir rehearsal, Jonathon shares his passion for music in a way that is uniquely memorable."
– Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Jonathon has taught for the NSW Education Department’s Training Development Program and Southern Stars, David Aitken’s Studios and Brent Street and ED5 Studios, with many of his students going on to study and work in professional theatre and television around the world including members of High Five and Ajaqa, at NIDA, WAPA, Opera Australia and Canberra School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Australian Catholic University, and the Moulin, Paris.
Jonathon continues his busy performing, teaching and conducting career alongside commitments as Vocal Consultant to the Southern Stars and Wollongong Performers Company as part of the NSW Education Department.
Jonathon has also adjudicated many of Australia’s major Eisteddfods including City of Sydney, Parramatta, Australian Capital Territory, City of Hobart, Gold Coast, Bendigo, West Gippsland, Geelong, and Mount Gambier.
Highly respected by his peers and students alike as one of Australia’s finest voice teachers and workshop presenters, Jonathon has taught for many of the best performance institutions in Australia including:
After a period of intense coaching, many of Jonathon’s students have gone on to study at some of Australia’s finest performance institutions and to perform as soloists and in ensembles professionally in Australia and overseas in many areas of theatre & television, including:
With a vast array of musical, vocal and theatrical knowledge Jonathon is highly in demand as a guest conductor and/or workshop leader. Jonathon has been invited to work with: