Up-beat is an independent, Suffolk-based company specialising in music and dance tuition. Up-beat was created back in 2009 when its founder and director, Jon Halden was inspired to offer relaxed, fun and creative music lessons for children.
Jon is ever-keen to move away from formal teaching methods with the firm belief that children will learn quickly and will perform better if they truly love what they are being taught. Jon himself is a father of three small children, and was previously a qualified child-minder, so he is well-placed to understand how children learn.
Jon’s specialist instruments are the guitar and piano. Jon has been playing the guitar since 2000 and has played electric, acoustic and bass guitar with the addition of singing in several different bands that perform regularly in the local area the main one being ‘Jolly Polly and the Pirates’.
Jon has been playing the piano since he was a child and now thoroughly enjoys the challenge of teaching a wonderful instrument to young people.