Degrees and Certifications:
I am Jonathan McCormick, the new guitar teacher at Trailside. I am incredibly excited to be a member of the Timberwolf Pack. I am a native Floridian who moved to Virginia in 2013. I received a Bachelors in Guitar Performance from Florida Southern College and a Masters in Education from George Mason University. I spent a decade teaching and performing on the guitar throughout the Tampa Bay area before working in public schools. I have taught elementary music for Hillsborough County Schools in Florida and Manassas CIty Schools here in Virginia. I also have experience teaching beginning band and orchestra. This will be my 9th year as a public educator. I maintain a small studio of guitar lessons and I am working on developing curriculum for students to learn guitar in blended and online environments.
In my spare time I like going on outdoor adventures such as camping, mountain biking, and hiking. I currently live in Haymarket with my wife, 3 year old daughter, and my Shar Pei Brutus.