Welcome to the Official Jon MacLennan Website
I had the chance to honor B.B. King by speaking with the Los Angeles Times for this story just out today. B.B. will forever be one of my biggest inspirations. "B.B. King dies: Generations of guitarists used 'B.B. Box" to learn how to play".
I just got back from tour in Texas with artist Abi Ann, opening up for country singer Billy Currington. Billy is a super nice guy, and we all had a great time playing music. Read more about it at the blog.
"Acoustic Christmas" is here! I said in my blog at the beginning of the year that I would produce this. So here it is!
1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
2. Away in a Manger
3. The First Noel
4. Silent Night
Jon's Gear Endorsements
See more on the Quotes page
"I like the way MacLennan shows guitar players a different way to approach the instrument, in his 'It's all melody' style of teachings. A great jazz guitarist in his own right, but he doesn't stop teaching there. He teaches all styles and makes it easy to understand, and especially informative for the more advanced guitarists." -Ken Carey (student)
"My favorite aspect of Jon's teaching is how well he's able to break things down into simple components. I think a lot of players who've been at it for awhile just tend to take some basics like chord progressions and strum techniques for granted- Jon really lays it all out in a very easy way to follow, also I love his enthusiasm." -Richard Formoso (student)
"Finally, someone who can teach the guitar and not just talk the talk. Teaching is a skill and Jon has it. He has patients and passion and you need both to teach...I have listened to lots of people on YouTube and such. If I had lessons as a kid my choice would be Jon. Thanks" -Pam Kelley (student)
"If music is in your soul it shows, well it shows all over Jon." -Frank Finnegan Sr. (student)
"Jon is superb at showing you guitar technique in detail. Step by step, (chord) progression by progression, he will enlighten you with his mastery of guitar and teaching" -Torgeir Rouse (student)
"Jon's teaching approach gives me inspiration first of all, which makes me more passionate about learning, especially from Jon's teaching techniques, which are simply the best out there." -Bill Heistein (student)
"I've been playing guitar for longer than Jon has been alive I'm sure...almost 30 years. I wish I had a teacher like him when I was learning. He takes all the information about learning and breaks it down so people can really learn and understand what they are doing on guitar! He points out a lot of reference points that relate to everything he teaches, so you not only know what you are playing, but why!" -Brian Olson (student)