Duluth Guitar Academy

Jacob Jonker, M.M. - Instructor

Welcome! My name is Jacob Jonker, and Duluth Guitar Academy is my private teaching studio. I offer guitar lessons for all ages, specializing in Classical Guitar and the Suzuki Method.

I have a Master's degree in Classical Guitar Performance, as well as pedagogy training in all 9 Suzuki Guitar books through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am also a parent myself, and have worked as a preschool music specialist in addition to giving guitar lessons.

My students have had the opportunity to receive instruction from world-class guitarists including William Kanengiser, Jason Vieaux, Berta Rojas, and the Brasil Guitar Duo, and regularly attend Suzuki Institutes and the International Conference in Minneapolis.

I have given several performances for the Minnesota Guitar Society both as a "Local Artist Series" recitalist and as part of their annual "Guitarathon" concert. I have also performed with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Twin Ports Choral Project, Lyric Opera of the North, Twin Ports Wind Orchestra, UMD Chamber Singers, and received grants from the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Please explore this site to learn more about my teaching approach and feel free to ask questions.

-Jake