Musical Snapshot

Jon Hinthorne's solo piano music is full of passion, eloquence, and peace. His passion for piano music drives his composing and is what people most often praise about his music.

Jon currently resides in the Bay Area, CA, where he continues to write solo piano music. His three original albums have sold over 2,500 copies around the world in the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Spain, England, and Australia.

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Take Piano Lessons from Jon

Jon lives in the Bay Area and gives 1:1, private piano lessons in the area.

He is willing to provide lessons in his own studio or provide lessons in his pupils' homes, whichever they prefer. 

If you are interested in taking lessons from Jon, please email him at for a quote. Include in your email: 1) Age of student  2) Location of student  3) Whether you prefer to take lessons at Jon's studio or in your own home  4) Contact information 

Jon will return your inquiry within 24 hours of receiving it. 


    Jon started playing the piano at the age of 4, an age when his feet could not reach the pedals of the piano. Required to take at least two years of piano lessons by his mother, he realized early that he would continue beyond those two beginning years. From age 4 till age 12, Jon took formal lessons in the Suzuki and John Schaum methods before taking a break from piano lessons due to a heavy school and sports schedule. 
    During his Freshman year at a small private school in St. Louis, MO, Jon wrote his first, original, solo piano composition. This piece was written in a modified-Sonata style and still is one of Jon's favorite pieces. It is a short, simple, and vibrant piece of music that received the title track honors of his first album ("Progressions Through Time"). Before he knew it, he had 18 original compositions which became his first album, "Progressions Through Time" (2003)
    While at a small private Liberal Arts college in southern Illinois, he wrote the music for and recorded his second album, "Elation" (2005), and "Leaving The Vertical World" (2007). He received a double major in Spanish and History from Principia College while at the same time having three self-produced original, solo-piano albums. 
    Jon spends his time teaching in San Jose, CA, where he is currently working on the music for his fourth album (release date TBD). Playing the piano and writing music is something that makes Jon who he is. He is grateful to have the opportunity to share it with people all across the globe. He has sold albums in almost all of the 50 U.S. states and in the countries of: Japan, South Korea, England, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Spain, and France.