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Jonathan Hodges is an American multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and singersongwriter based in Dallas, Texas. For the past seven years, Jonathan has taught violin, guitar, and piano to children as young as two, and adults upwards of 50. With established experience as a concert violinist, improvisational pianist, and studio musician, Jonathan teaches from a unique vantage point. A firm believer that every student should be taught according to their individual qualities, Jonathan holds music to be an important facet in the upbringing and education of well-rounded individuals.
Beginning his undergraduate studies at Seattle University in 2015, Jonathan entered his freshman year as a Lockwood Scholar, gaining admittance to the prestigious University Honors Program. Upon completion of his first year, Jonathan was named sole finalist for the junior division of the Seattle University String Competition, and semi-finalist in the Don Bushell Concerto Competition. Shortly thereafter Jonathan transferred to Southern Methodist University. Jonathan graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2019 with a bachelor of music degree in violin performance, where he completed his studies with Diane Kitzman. His former teachers include Marla Feeney, Alexander Serafimov, Ivan Ženatý, Chee-Yun Kim, and Diane Kitzman. In addition to learning and performing established violin repertoire, Jonathan is known for his piano improvisation and is often employed at weddings, company parties, receptions, and private residences.
Given the many joys that accompany a life filled with music, Jonathan seeks to enrich the lives of his students through the realization and expression of musical, emotional, and intellectual potential.
Richmond Punch is a violin virtuoso who delivers a riveting, dynamic, explosive, and powerful performance! Dallas’s own, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Juilliard School of Music earning Master’s Degree in 2003, and another Masters of Music from Yale University in 2005. Mr. Punch teaches everything from classical music to jazz, hip hop, and gospel. He has played backup for Kenny G and Diana Ross. He has been a dedicated volunteer in both performing & speaking with many nonprofits, mentoring programs which include Big Brothers Big sisters. He has extensive performing and teaching experience. He teaches in elementary, middle, and high schools, Park Cities School of Music, and maintains his private studio in Richardson.
» “The Baddest Violinist Around” Bishop T. D. Jakes
» “Here’s to you, Richmond Punch, life is richer because of you.” WRR Classical Radio
» “A job well done! Great music!” Steven Forbes, Forbes Magazine.
Park Cities School of Music
Have you been looking for music lessons for your child or yourself? If so, turn to a trusted music school that has a reputation of offering well-balanced instruction from highly trained and experienced teachers. At Park Cities School of Music, we offer a comprehensive list of music lessons to children of all ages and adults throughout the Dallas, University Park, Highland Park, Lakewood, and other surrounding communities. We strive to provide students with a variety throughout their learning experience here at our school. Call us at (214) 455-1477 to request more information!