“I learn the Electric Guitar with Jonny who is an amazing teacher. I have passed my grade 3 with a distinction and am now working on my grade 4. I enjoy working with the band at Learn to Rock as we learn lots of new things like song writing and improvisation and how to play well as a band. There are also lots of performing opportunities at the concerts we do and the big gigs we do as well. The feeling of playing with other band members is great.”
Matthew Hall, Electric Guitarist with ‘Ark Eye’ aged 12, Learn to Rock student, Ilkley
“Jonny is an exceptional classical and rock musician who combines his ability with remarkable patience when teaching. No matter how daft the question he is always able to explain / demonstrate the answer. Most importantly lessons are always conducted in a friendly and fun manner guaranteeing the best outcome for both of us. Many thanks for what is always a highlight of my week.”
Dr Dominic Baron – Adult student
“I can’t believe the things he can do at 11-years-old! Your teaching has clearly worked amazingly well.”Greg -Parent of Learn to Rock Saturday school student and member of the 11-13 age group band.
“I feel my playing has come on leaps and bounds over the nine months since beginning lessons with Jonny. Fantastic.” Paul Moore – Adult student
“Band is brilliant because we are taught by Jonny who is an amazing guitarist who helps us to make our own songs. Me and the other boys in the band like it so much we always get together on weekends at my house to practice what we learn in band.”
Jack Hendy, Learn to Rock Drummer with ‘Ark Eye’ aged 12, Ilkley
Wedding / Function
“Thankyou for being part of our day. Many of the guests commented on how lovely the music was and how talented you were.” Jon and Sheila Crookes (Wedding at the Treasurer’s House, York).
“Once again, thankyou for a lovely evening” Martyna – Events manager at Ambiente Tapas.
“Jonny Greenwood played at my recent birthday party. He entertained my guests throughout the afernoon with his delightful playing. I was most impressed with his professionalism and his sympathetic approach to what was required. I have had many exellent comments about his performance and would unreservedly recommend him and his guitar to anyone seeking his talents.”
James Dyson Sykes. (70th birthday event).
“Hi just want to say thanks again for Saturday night. We thought you were brilliant and all the customers raved about you. Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you again next month.”
Tori Wright – Events manager at The Bay Tree, Stillington.
TBC –Gareth Gates
“Jonny not only has one of the most proficient and eclectic range of guitar skills I have encountered, but he also has the creative empathy to know how and where to place those skills in a song, with little or no prompting. He is an artist and craftsman in equal measure, and a pleasure to work with.” – Dan McGlade Le Neon Noir.
“The second track – “Better than me” – is a full-on rock ballad but with an 80’s drum machine … one that builds towards the fuller sound of guitar / keys. As before there is a creative use of dynamics with periods of less balancing the periods of more. It really is a delightful track, more an extension of existing balladry than a replacement. Think a progressive evolution rather than revolution, especially when the guitar solo begins … an earnest, heartfelt, soulful, bluesy solo.”
Exerpt from a review of the Le Neon Noir E.P. From http://www.headphonaught.co.uk/2014/08/loving-future-music-of-le-neon-noirs.html
“A spellbinding recital from J. W. Greenwood.” Neil Arden- Brewhouse Arts festival organiser.
“Nice playing Jonny” Dave Bainbridge- Iona Guitarist.
“Great stuff, love the tone and playing and the video is really well put together” Stuart Ryan– Guitar techniques (on El Sistema video)
““Fragile” a beautiful, searing prog rock track with echoes of Yes and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci followed by “El Sistema” a fabulous Latin fusion track, bright and breezy.” – Easingwold advertiser