Jon Steinmeier ~
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Composition and Production
Jon is a graduate of the Wheaton Conservatory of Music with a B.Mus.degree in Piano and Composition and has taught private piano and drum lessons for over 10 years. He has experience with children and adults of all ages.
Jon has an approach to teaching that is fun and varied according to the needs and personalities of the students.He teaches reading, ear training, theory, technique, composition, song writing, performance, etc…and wants to work with students on music that THEY want to learn.
As a thoughtful and versatile composer, Jon has written for Redmoon Theater Company, Mucca Pazza, TV Land, Footnote (WGN), Emotomusic, film, video, and live performance. As a pro multi-insrumentalist and charismatic performer, he has spent over 12 years touring the US and Europe, performing and recording with artists including Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird, Bobby Conn, Mucca Pazza, and Baby Dee; sharing stages with bands and artists including Wilco, The Flaming Lips, LL Cool J, and Lenny Kravitz.
Jon grew up in a family of singers and classical musicians, which greatly influenced his study of music, including piano, percussion and drums, guitar and bass, and singing. Jon lives in Los Angeles, where he composes and produces music for picture. He also performs music and comedy, teaches music lessons, writes, and makes video.