For the past 10 years, Adrian has been teaching guitar and voice at various music schools in Ontario. In 1997, Adrian opened his own music school with locations in Elora, Ontario and Kitchener, Ontario where he currently teaches 80 students each week. Being primarily a songwriter and performer, Adrian's approach to music education is somewhat unconventional, focusing on the inner workings of music, songwriting and improvising as soon as a student starts playing. He feels that learning an instrument should be the tool that helps to develop musicality, not just the principal source. His goal in teaching is to help his students become intelligent musicians, not just guitarist or singers. This approach has proved to be very effective and managed to help many students become professional performers, recording artists and teachers.
Adrian Jones is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His various projects have found him performing on bills with acts such as Rheostatics, Fred Eaglesmith, Jeff Healey, Bruce Cockburn, King Cobb Steelie, Skydiggers, Jazz guitarist Ed Bickert, David Wilcox, Broken Social Scene and many more. Adrian's performing career started at age 11 with the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (for which he played violin). This opportunity allowed him the chance to play many venues including the opening ceremonies of Copps Collusium in Hamilton, Hamilton place's Great Hall, the Banff school for the performing arts. Throughout high school, Adrian studied jazz and classical guitar, violin and voice (with bel canto teacher Ed Johnson). Adrian attended Wilfred Laurier University in 1990, where he studied classical guitar. Since then, Adrian has released 11 albums, played an average of 150 shows each year, both with woodwind wonder Kim Régimbal and with their band snack! and taught hundreds of students both guitar and voice.
– Tenure – live DVD/CD (2007)
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