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Role at Bellingham Music:
Orchestral Percussion Instructor
West African Drumming Instructor
Steel Drum Instructor
Youth Band Coach
Brass Band Coach
Jonathan is a graduate student at Western Washington University. After receiving his Bachelor of Music
degree from the University of Montana in 2019, he continues his studies at Western to sharpen his
musical skills and become a certified music educator. Jonathan has studied percussion since beginning
band in 6 th grade and has experience playing orchestral percussion as well as drumset in jazz, rock, and
pop groups and musical theater productions. He has also had the chance to study West African
drumming, Balinese gamelan, and steelband music from Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to school
ensembles, Jonathan has performed with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the Butte Symphony, and
the Missoula Children’s Theater.
Jonathan loves teaching percussion and drumset, as well as music theory. Outside of music, Jonathan
enjoys playing video games, watching the Mariners and Seahawks, and spending time with his wife, Cori and their corgi, Niya.