Growing up in a musical family, Jonathan has been playing music from a young age. Jonathan started classical piano lessons at the age of 5 and added trumpet several years later. A graduate of Thurston High School, Jonathan continued his musical journey at Lane Community College, the University of Colorado (Boulder), and the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley). Jonathan taught music for 15 years in the Pleasant Hill and Springfield school districts. He also continues to play trumpet and keyboards in local concert, jazz, and rock bands.