Jonathan Drucker (piano / guitar / composition)
I believe that anyone, young or old, has the ability and sensibilities to become a musician. As a teacher, it takes a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to make sure that each student really enjoys and understands what he or she is learning. Each person is unique, and it is my goal to help each student learn to the best of his or her abilities. It is my responsibility as a teacher to identify students’ individual musical qualities, so that I can help them unlock their imaginations when interpreting music. Teaching really makes me happy. There are few better feelings than when your students walk away with smiles.
As a music educator, I believe it’s my job to be as engaging and patient as I can be with my students, as well as serve as a gateway into the wonderful world of music, and help them understand and appreciate the music in a natural way. I believe that as the history of music progresses, it’s up to us as performers and educators to continually give the music we love its importance, and communicate this love for it to our audiences and students.
New York City native pianist and composer Jonathan Drucker carries a diverse musical background and skillset into his music and teaching. A prizewinner in the International Concert Alliance Competition, Mr. Drucker has performed at numerous music festivals venues such as Steinway Hall and Salle Cortot in Paris. As a musician and composer, Jon writes pop music among other genres and draws from many influences including classical, jazz, and hip-hop. He is an adept improviser and lyricist and has composed for several short films. Jonathan obtained his Masters in piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. He attended Skidmore College, where he was awarded the Louis Edgar Johns Outstanding Pianist Award, and also studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris.