Starting at the age of 5, Jonathan began his musical training under the guidance of Dianne Donovan. Starting with the traditional AMEB piano syllabus, Jonathan added to his training by joining the studio show choir. He performed with the show choir for many years while studying piano, and has performed in some of Sydney’s premier performance venues, such as the Joan Sutherland Theatre (Penrith), and the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Due to time constraints and other extracurricular activities, Jonathan placed his show choir training on hold whilst continuing his piano studies.
During his second year of high school, he completed his Certificate of Performance with AMEB. After transferring to a different school, he joined the Hurlstone Agricultural High School Orchestra, playing violin. By his senior years in high school, he became Concertmaster of the orchestra. During this time, he commenced conducting studies with the Band Director of the school. This gave him opportunities to rehearse the orchestra, and direct them through a highly successful performance of Beethoven’s First Symphony, which was performed at the conclusion of his high school career.
Jonathan is currently completing a Bachelors in Music/Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. With a major in Composition and Music Pedagogy, Jonathan teaches students from all around Sydney. Jonathan regularly sends his students to Eisteddfods and Piano competitions, and his students consistently receive high marks in AMEB and Trinity International Exams. He is currently working towards a career in Music Direction within the Musical Theatre Industry.