Learning an instrument can be a fun and rewarding experience. It is a gift to your future self. Having an encouraging teacher to guide your learning makes all the difference. Jon works with students from age 8 to 80, providing lessons in your home with flexible scheduling options. Click GET IN TOUCH tab to schedule a lesson.


“Jon Stubbs is, above all, versatile. I have seen him foster and nourish a deep love and appreciation for music in students of all different skill levels, genres, and instruments. Stubbs approaches every task with a warm, patient energy that belies his remarkable talent and deep knowledge of the art. As a lifelong musician, I can honestly say that no one has left such a mark on my understanding of what a song needs and how to achieve that as Jon has. I give him my highest possible recommendation, regardless of what instrument, genre, or skill set you hope to pursue.”

– Ben B. (student)

“Best freakin’ guide anyone could dream of thru the varied landscapes of Music. … Vast knowledge paralleled only by an ocean of compassion. A serious musician with a sense of humor, and a sense of wonder. He’s so versatile and can meet so many different musicians in different places with a wide array of goals and help them go where THEY want to go.”

– Kimmer J (singer-songwriter, artist)

“Jon likes to teach exactly like I want to learn, and he wants to teach me the subjects I want to learn.”

– Ben A. (student)

“Jon is really good at helping kids see the fun in learning an instrument; inspiring them through joy and humor as opposed to rigor. He gives kids room to learn with music that they already enjoy, and knows how to make every kid feel like they can succeed at whatever level they want, so kids don’t need take on stress about it. That’s a big deal to kids opening up to the fun of music. 15 years later our friends [V. and A.] were both in the CU marching band.”

– Zobi H.

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Digital line drawing of Jon Stubbs playing the trombone, on digital watercolor paper, by Salomé Starbuck