Jon was born and raised in northern Ohio. In 2015 he graduated from the Capital University Conservatory of Music (Columbus, Ohio) with a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and Music Business. Following graduation, he taught music at two different studios in Columbus and received his TEFL certification.
Jon first came to Hungary in 2013 to study abroad at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét. Additionally, in 2015 he lived in Budapest for three months working as an intern at Editio Music Budapest—Hungary’s most prominent classical music publisher. This ultimately led him back to Budapest in 2016 when he first started teaching with Bilingual.
Outside of teaching, Jon spends his free time playing the violin, studying foreign languages, and staying active through Crossfit and running.