What do you love about music?
It is a language not everyone can speak but one that everyone understands. What a wonderful tool it is!
Who is your favorite artist?
The Black Crowes
What are your top 5 desert island albums?
Exile on Main St. – The Rolling Stones
At Fillmore East – The Allman Brothers Band
Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion – The Black Crowes
Amorica – The Black Crowes
Nine Lives – Aerosmith
Do you play in a band or currently perform?
Right now a few are the Sun Gate, Jen and the Foggy Creek Band, Sugar Shot and Peachtree. But I’m always floating around the music scene and sitting in with bands. Starting a band of my own is currently in the works as well!
Jonah Leatherman has been playing music for almost two decades. His mother taught him to play the piano as a young child, but he didn’t make the switch to guitar and bass until age 12 when rock ‘n’ roll became enticing. Jonah recognized that roots in classical music and theory remained an indispensable tool in his playing and teaching. He has shared the stage with bands such as the Marshall Tucker Band, Night Ranger, Blacktop Mojo, and David Allan Coe. Additionally, he’s had years of experience on the road playing throughout the United States and South America.
Jonah works well with students of all ages. His teaching philosophy is, “Together, the student and the teacher create the teaching.” By uniting the student-teacher relationship under a goal, his students have control over their musical path. Jonah provides insight, direction, and optimal challenge across time for the fastest possible development, helping you become the rock star you know you are!