Jonathan Harnum, PhD

is creating Videos about playing trumpet, music practice, and reading music.

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About Jonathan Harnum, PhD


I regularly produce videos about playing trumpet, how to read music, how to practice effectively, and music in general, including guitar lessons for non-guitarists, a favorite topic of mine.

My lessons are generally for beginning to intermediate students of all ages, and I especially love to teach adults who are coming back to playing.

Browse my past uploads to see what's available. I'll be posting a few times per week. Patrons get exclusive access to new material.

Current projects uploading regularly:
  • Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music. Based on my best-selling book and video course.
  • Dark Eyes video course. Geared toward beginning and intermediate trumpet students. Take a deep dive with this simple, fun jazz standard. Lots of sheet music and backing tracks with this one. It's already up as a video course, if you'd rather not wait.
  • Essential Trumpet Lessons 1: Everything you need to get started with good habits on the trumpet. Currently recording and editing these and will post here first as they finish. Come along for the ride! Based on the book.

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