Jonathan discovered sound as therapy after his experiences and recovery from anxiety. As a touring musician, he knew the power of music to move our emotions, but following this experience, he understood its potential as a healing force. Since then, he has used his intuition, experiences, and studies to explore the role of sound and music in the healing arts and create new ways for people to relax, enhance self-healing, self-awareness, focus and creativity.
Jon also frequently gives talks and workshops on sound therapy and wellness, which include appearances at TedX, National Spiritual Living Conference, GA State Social Workers Conference, Emory Wellness Center, Wigwam Wellness Festival and many more. In only a few years, his sound therapy tracks have received millions of plays online, and can be streamed on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and the Insight Timer app. They are also used by Golds Gym nationally in their Centergy yoga classes. He continues to explore ways in which sound, as therapy, can help people to relax, de-stress, enjoy deeper meditations and FEEL GREAT!
Jonathan started his career as a professional musician recording albums for classical guitar with albums for Pamplin, Intersound Records, and his own label. He later co-founded the classical fusion group, "Montana Skies", and toured with the group nationally as performing artist for over a decade. He currently creates healing music and performance music and performs at the Atlanta airport.
His debut CD release in 1998 entitled simply "guitarist" explores repertoire ranging from Bach to the Beatles and was met with high acclaim. New Age Voice magazine praised the release as a "...sensational debut..." and dubbed the guitarist as "...a young virtuoso with high polished technique, energetic personality and style..." while the Charleston Post and Courier described Jonathan's live performance as "...entertaining...clever and touching...".. To date, Jonathan has also produced five more full length CD recordings. These include releases for Intersound records, Pamplin records and Mel Bay publications as well as independent releases on Sonic Grapefruit Records. Jonathan’s original music has also been featured on PBS and NPR, and most recently in a score for West Virgina Public Television for a documentary on the the life of Senator Jay Rockefeller.
Sheet music for Jonathan's guitar compositions are published by Mel Bay publications and his compositions and articles have also appeared in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. In 2000, Jon's music was included in the collector's edition Anthology of the "World's Finest Fingerstyle Guitarists". Mel Bay also publishes Jonathan's instructional book "Getting Into Fingerstyle Guitar".