Hi, my name is Jon Hinz. I am a 23 year old music instructor located in West Hill (Scarborough), Ontario, and have been teaching privately for a little over six years to date. I am also currently working at BPM Music on Old Kingston Rd in Scarborough, Ontario. My specialties are teaching guitar, bass, songwriting and music theory lessons; having studied these skills for over 11 years. I also work with beginner, casual and songwriting / band vocal students, as I have taken formal training in this field in the past, and sang in professional bands for over 7 years. I teach out of my home recording studio, which is fully equipped with lots of instruments, and some of my students even use it to complete recording projects such as recording original music and producing music for other media outlets such as commercials/video, etc.
In June 2013 I completed a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto, and I am currently studying at UOIT to complete an Intermediate/Senior Bachelors of Education Degree; which will certify me as a professional teacher in the Province of Ontario.
As mentioned earlier I was in professional bands for over 7 years, the most recent and most successful of which was called Tonight’s The Night. We toured regularly during 2011/2012, travelling and performing all over Ontario and Eastern Canada. By the time we decided to wrap up this project and pursue other future career goals, we had released two music videos and a full length album; still available on YouTube and iTunes! Throughout this time I also made a lot of contacts within the music industry in Canada, and currently own and operate an artist services/event production and promotion company called “Homeward Bound” (see “other services” for more information).
All in all teaching has been a major part of my life thus far, and I look forward to pursuing a full time teaching position/career in the Durham or Toronto district school boards in 2014; all the while providing affordable/competitive and high quality music lessons during the evenings to current and new students!
If you’d like any further information about myself, or are thinking of taking lessons with me, please visit my “resume” section of this website and/or feel free to email or call me. You can find my contact information in the right sidebar, and prices above (on my business card) or below.
- $15 / HALF HOUR
- $25 / FULL HOUR