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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: September 21, 1979

Jon Berretta started on viola at age 7 and continued until age 17. Upon entering SUNY Plattsburgh as an environmental science major, he was turned on to jazz and funk by a friend. A year later he was playing jazz mandolin for about 8 months. At this point he heard Victor Wooten play the bass and traded his mandolin for a 4-string electric bass which became his first serious intsrument. He got a degree in jazz performance in electric bass from Five Towns College. At this point Jon was playing a lot of jazz guitar. He recieved a full-scholarship to UNLV, where he studied jazz guitar with Joe Lano and taught two guitar classes at the college...
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Primary InstrumentBass, acoustic

LocationStony Brook, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundJon Berretta has been teaching for 9 years. He enjoys teaching all levels of guitar and bass. He has also taught at the college level as well and has taught students as young as 5 to 70 year old.

Clinic/Workshop InformationCreate improvised solos over standards and interaction within the rhythm section...

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