Duluth Guitar Academy
Jacob Jonker, M.M. - Instructor
Welcome! 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 also hold teaching positions at UMD and UWS. I am a parent myself and have worked as a preschool music specialist in addition to giving guitar lessons.
I have performed with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Twin Ports Choral Project, Lyric Opera of the North, Lake Superior Youth Chorus , Minnesota Guitar Society and many other ensembles ranging from youth to professional. I also have lots of experience playing genres beyond classical guitar having been
My students have had the opportunity to play in masterclasses with world-class guitarists including William Kanengiser, Ana Vidovic, Jason Vieaux, Berta Rojas, and the Brasil Guitar Duo. They also attend Suzuki Institutes and the International Conference in Minneapolis.
Please explore this site to learn more about my teaching approach. If you are intersted in lessons I have a contact form on the "guitar lessons" page.