Jonathan Harvey is a Melbourne-based performer, teacher, composer and arranger with more than twenty years musical experience.
Music is life for Jonathan Harvey (Jono). From the earliest recollection sitting on his Aunties knee as she played the pianola watching with excitement as the keys were being played by themselves, Jonathan has always been "music mad".
After starting formal music tuition from Yamaha's "Junior Music Course" at the age of 7, he went on to learn piano up to AMEB Grade 8 in Year 10 at Blackburn High School. After graduating in Composition at the University of Melbourne, Jonathan performed full time as a solo pianist in hotels and restaurants and playing in jazz bands notably at Jazz After Dark at the Victorian Arts Centre.
As a teacher/educator, Jonathan is committed to students discovering new perspectives about music that enhances their personal experience. Learning new skills and abilities is central, thereby developing new confidence, is what motivates him to educate others through music.