In association with
Mr Jonathan Vipond

Biography

From running a large music school in Ireland for many years now, I have come to know what to look for in a teacher. Having worked along side Jonathan in various music related projects I have seen first hand that he has the qualities needed to be a good teacher.
The bottom line with Jonathan is that he actually cares about his students, which is a characteristic that is very hard to come by in the world of guitar instruction. He has worked hard to build his music knowledge up to where it is today, and continues to work this hard to create effective teaching methods for the individuals he teaches.



Trevor Darmody

www.flyingfingers.ie

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When we [at the Tom Hess Music Corporation] first came into contact with Jonathan it was self evident we were dealing with a serious musician and person. Jonathan is not only a killer guitarist but he has already begun establishing himself as an up and coming professional. He has a good deal of touring and studio experience. The music career platform he has built for himself is springing him forward to even greater heights now that he has entered into my mentoring program We expect only further greatness from Jonathan as he continues to dominate!



Tom Hess

www.tomhess.net

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Jonathan Vipond is a great player, teacher and songwriter. I've had the opportunity to work with him on several projects and he has always proved to be a team player and a positive influence on all that he is involved in. His playing is versatile and yet still strong enough in all the styles that he plays in to allow for higher degrees of expression and originality".



-Mike Philippov

www.mikephilippov.com

www.thenextstepguitar.com

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Jonathan Vipond is a very gifted musician with something great to offer the industry. He has great work ethic and is highly motivated to create the best, no matter what he is involved in. He has some great music with some very unique ideas that support the music and his band.



Zack Uidl

[email protected]

www.zackuidl.com

www.myspace.com/zackuidl

www.thenextstepguitar.com

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In reply to your request for a reference, I am very happy to confirm to you that Jonathan has been teaching my son the electric guitar for the last 2 years. During that time I have found him to be very reliable, polite, friendly and professional in his approach to teaching.



Jonathan has a very good rapport with my son and with another child who has recently taken up the guitar. He communicates to them at their level sends them practise sessions via e-mail and shows a real interest in them as individuals. He is very aware of my son's capabilities and tailors his lessons accordingly.

Gill Whitehead (Boston Spa, Leeds)

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John,

thanks for the lesson today. Jamie is VERY shy and I had to bribe him to come to the lesson! He really loved it and is looking forward to the next session in 2 weeks. He's also a perfectionist and needs lots of encouragement, so I was really pleased when you praised him. He was very keen for me to explain what you meant about him being a 'natural'!

Julie Carrier (Colton, Leeds)

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Have been playing on and off for a while with no real direction or understanding of guitar method and styles, However since taking lessons with Jon after only a couple of months this has all changed.

The lessons are relaxed, informative and tailored to suit individual requirements.

Jon is also a great player of all styles which obviously is a great help.

Neil Pickard (Middleton, Leeds)

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I have been extremely pleased with the lessons as I feel they have improved my understanding of playing the guitar on a practical and theoretical level. Furthermore the lessons have been enjoyable and through Jon's patient and knowledgeable teaching style I feel that my guitar playing has greatly improved.

David Stead (Morley, Leeds)

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Since having lessons with Jon I feel much more confident playing guitar as I'm learning the right skills and techniques. His mix of music theory and practical application makes it easy to understand music...even if you have never had experience of playing guitar before.

Iain Lumbsden (Hyde Park, Leeds)

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Friendly, approachable and a good teacher who makes learning fun.

Marc Pollitt (Hyde Park, Leeds)

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I have played guitar on and off for years, but never had a single lesson. It was a big decision opting to go for lessons, but I have really had my eyes opened to a whole new way of playing. Jon has helped me understand and apply some theory, which I badly needed. He teaches at my pace and is interested in my views. I have been impressed enough to take my Son for lessons too!

Martin Bishop (Colton, Leeds)

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As a complete novice guitar player, having no idea where to begin, Jonathan has provided me with an excellent start, facilitating direction and guidance with the perfect pace of delivery. He shares his knowledge, ability and passion for guitar playing and teaching and I will definitely be continuing my lessons with him to build on the skills, methods and theory he has taught me so far.

James Padgett (Headingley, Leeds)

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Dear Jonathan

I would like to pass on my appreciation for inspiring Salvo with his musical education

My son is thoroughly enjoying his guitar lessons with you, he loves the fact that you take an interest in the type of music he enjoys and teach him how to play songs he knows. He also likes to receive the rhythm tracks you email him to play along to .Thank you for your unflappable enthusiasm in the face of noisy adversity!

kind regards

gip dammone



www.salvos.co.uk

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As one of Jon's more mature students I have to say that he is a natural and gifted teacher. Over the years I have tried books, DVDs and even other guitar tutors. As the last one insisted I read music and started the first lesson with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I was not expecting the genuinely high level of commitment and professionalism shown by Jon. It's not just that he is a talented player in his own right. He has the gift of responding to a students needs, brings in little details of technique and makes learning to play a rewarding and extremely enjoyable experience.



Richard Froggatt, Ilkley

www.londonwharfedale.com

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At 59 years of age I decided to do something that I had wanted to do since the 1960ís, learn to play the guitar. After 6 weeks of struggling I found Jonathan through the Internet and signed up with him for lessons. I donít see Jonathan just as a teacher but also as a mentor. He has the ability to let me recognise and enjoy my progress whilst providing both the motivation and ideas to overcome my limitations and keep me moving forward. Am I now a great guitar player? No Iím not even a good one but I am better than I was six weeks ago but more than that I now love to practice because I can see week on week that I am getting better.

No matter if your seven or seventy if your looking to learn how to play a gutar I can recommend Jonathan Vipond.

Alan Wallace

www.internet-matters.net

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Lessons with Jonathan has my understanding of how things work in respect of putting things together on the guitar have improved 100% since beginning my lesson's with him.

I can now improvise over most songs with lead guitar, & over all my technique has improved.



Carl Richmond

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I am really happy with these lessons because I love learning guitar and I am glad that I am progressing well now I have a new teacher. Brilliant! I will keep at it because it's enjoyable!



Katie Watson

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Contact Jonathan

Address: Leeds
Yorkshire (West)
LS28 5NA
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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