“Here are some photos from the wonderful program you provided as a CCJ volunteer at a local preschool. The children, staff and parents were totally involved and didn’t want it to end. Your energy, enthusiasm and skill in working with all ages pulled everyone in and you are certainly correct: Music is the Key to Community. Thank you for sharing your many drums and other instruments, your time, talent, and energy with us”.
-Sherry Betts, CCJ Volunteer
“Jonathan Best is one of the worlds virtuoso pianists, singers, song creators, and blues artists. He also is a great free music player in almost any form from jazz to contemporary music. It has been my pleasure to hear him play and also witness his inspirational teaching. Perhaps most importantly is that he is a humanitarian of the highest order.”
–David Darling: Grammy winning music innovator and educator.
“Jonathan did a mind-blowing performance for my students that involved his clever songs with some of his wildly creative looping. He then led a wonderful playshop, in which he enabled the students to create beautiful music together, and even made them feel empowered to suggest their own ensembles, ideas for music, and instrumentation. He is a truly gifted musician and a consummate teacher! Even months later, my students are still talking about him!”
-Tim Simmons – Music Teacher
Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli, PA
“How I love the vitality and spontaneity and downright feel-goodness of your music playshops! Everywhere you go, Jonathan, you make people want to vocalize their joy. Thank you for being who you are. Now make more music!”
“The independent study I did with you during my time at Prescott College was a really special experience for me. You’re such a groovy teacher and you taught me how to have fun and really get in touch with my instrument and my soul’s music.”
I want you to know how much I value you and the experience you fully provided yesterday. Coming through comMUSIKey’s door with some anxiety, the music experience, shared joyfully, lifted me to a place of freedom, fullness, and liberation. Singing makes sound free.