A graduate from the Warsaw Conservatory of Music, Alicia Jonas trained at The Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music in New York City. Alicia Jonas has lectured, performed and published internationally. She has participated as a judge in various auditions and contests. Alicia actively contributes to EPTA Piano Journal and has been recognized for her innovative training method by distinguished musicians from respected institutions. She is also a certified Steinway Educational Partner.
Alicia has been an acting Chairperson for the New York State Music Teachers, Inc for over 8 years; 2 years as Chairperson for Piano Congress, 20th Century and Beyond; 10 years arranging piano music for Warner Brothers; and author of multiple acclaimed musical teaching books.
Alicia Jonas is an experienced music educator, pianist, and composer.
As the founder of the
Con Moto Music School and Studios in Brooklyn and Manhatta, Alicia lectures internationally in various musical subjects.
Alicia has been commissioned to compose piano music for four hands from the Piano Duet Class at the Juilliard School of Music and is the recipient of multiple Quality Performance Awards for Superior Teaching by the Queens College Cultural Heritage Competitions. Students of Alicia Jonas have performed at Carnegie Hall and other well-known venues in New York City and received scholarships to renowned music schools such as New York University and the University of Chicago School of Music.
Alicia's numerous published works include Concert Paraphrase on Albinoni's "Adagio," Spanish Favorites for Piano, Life at the Zoo, and Piano Magic, the latter two both published in Japan. Children Studying Music, is one of her bestsellers, and is available on her shop, along with several other great works.
Alicia’s latest projects are the patented Alicia’s Music Blocks—an innovative tool that facilitates the teaching and learning of music theory, composition, and rhythm—and Alicia’s book Musical Towers, a new approach to learning musical values and gives students a more thorough understanding while building a solid musical foundation.
Alicia jonas, teacher
It is my very great please to state that in my 27 years at Steinway, Ms. Alicia Jonas has been in a very elite group of what I call "superb" piano instructors. Ms. Jonas has done much more than just "teach" piano.
She instructs her students how to practice (a very rare ability and something 99%) of teachers I know don't do), and she is particularly strong in her methods of teaching musicality, the ability to play musically, not just notes and rhythm.
In essence, I would and have recommended Ms. Jonas to any age, or ability student, as I know she will be equally adept and at ease with all.
David E. White, Steinway Hall
These highly imaginative and colorful pieces by Alicia Jonas have proven to be very successful with my students. They discover the entire range of the keyboard, many techniques for playing hte notes, musicality and interesting dynamics. My students anticipate each new piece with much excitement.
Linda Sterk, Piano Teacher Congress of NYC
30 Solo Pieces for Piano, by Alicia Jonas, includes the pieces the composer made up during her students' lessons. She created stories taken from children's imaginations to illustrate the music, which inspired the students to make up their own stories.
These little pieces can be played by any beginner. Rhythmic concepts, a variety of articulations, dynamics, and a wide range of the piano are included, along with charming titles and simple ink illustrations. The edition is a fine supplement for rote teaching. "The Bird's Love Story." "Mouse on the Subway Platform," and "The Cat's Quartet" are particularly appealing.
"New Music Reviews," Clavier, January 2005
children studying music
Gideon Waldrop, President, Manhattan School of Music
Linda Sterk, Piano Teacher Congress of NYC
Alicia Jonas' Children Studying Music is unique and full of answers to questions often posed by parents who are interested in having their children study piano. The book is factual and well documented, and could be a useful tool for parents.
The slender, no-frills volume goes on to suggest a number of concerts, operas and ballets suitable for tender ears and eyes, describes what constitutes the supportive, unsupportive or overdemanding parent and provides a couple of True/False tests for all such.
Jonas discusses the benefits to be gained from piano study, the age to begin lessons, the place of recitals in development and the importance of scales and theory. She has produced a pertinent and helpful guide that senses the needs of both beleaguered student and concerned parent.