My son has been taking piano lessons for years with Jon's sister, Kris. She knows how to teach the little ones as well as older kids and adults. I loved how she started my son off with simple songs instead of chords. It can be hard for a young boy to stay engaged, but he was and is. We love her! - Lisa Lavado
By Lisa Lavado September 13, 2016
Jon is so good with kids. Since my ten year old began taking lessons with Jon, he has begun practicing more on his own initiative and also seems to be enjoying his guitar more.
By Kathleen Bradley April 1 at 1:51pm
Jon teaches my 8 yr old son guitar . He's a fantastic teacher . I would highly recommend him for someone thinking about getting their children into music . Also his sister who is at the same location, teachers my other child piano . She's great too . They both have lots of students have been very accommodating to our scheduling needs .
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By Heather M Sabolesky April 14 at 3:18pm
Jon; I can't thank you enough for the patience you have in teaching me the
guitar. As a 60 year old it was my dream to learn how to play the guitar and
you have provided me with the instruction, time, and patience I needed. I
enjoy my lessons and look forward to many more.
Brian H Smith
By Brian H Smith February 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
My son Bryce plays 2 instruments, Drums & Piano. He absolutely loves it!! Can't say enough brilliant things about both of his teachers...Tommy on Drums & Miss Kris with Piano!
Tommy is very patient with the kids as Drums can be a difficult instrument to learn for the younger kids syncing the beats and rhythm. Bryce took Drums for 2 years prior at diff places and they were awful! He never learned any songs, just played notes from a book. But he absolutely loves coming to lessons every week here as Tommy let's Bryce listen with headphones and play whatever songs he wants to learn on drums! He mixes it up, makes it fun for my son. He's learned more in 10 months here than he's ever had in 2 years. I give Tom two thumbs up as a teacher!
And Miss Kris! What a genuine person! Really enjoys working with kids of any age. It is Bryce's first year taking piano and it's such a joy to see him play every week. Piano came naturally to him, but every week he continues to amaze me! Proud mom! Miss Kris let's him mix it up and play whatever style of music he likes. While he gravitated towards classical pieces, he plays a variety of styles...popular, favorites, hit songs...so it's never boring! Some kids tune out or lose interest playing same stuff week after week. He even does duets with Miss Kris on songs he's really good at.
So, I can't say how happy we both are to have found this little gem of a music studio. I've seen Bryce make so much progress and ALL the teachers are just amazing at their crafts and working with the kids!
By Kristy Grenier Nov 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM
My daughter and I both take piano lessons with Kris. She is excellent with my seven year old. Very patient and makes the lesson enjoyable for her. As for myself she is great at challenging me but not to the point where its too difficult. She allows me to go at my own pace while slowly taking me out of my comfort zone. I love how she allows me to put my own twist on certain music and think outside the box. She is very accomodating and flexible with your schedule and very affordable. It is also nice that her brother gives guitar and drum lessons in case my daughter wants to branch out. He also tunes at a very reasonable rate. Definitely recommend quinn music. Its a great experience!
By Desiree L'heureux Nov 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Jon Quinn has been my guitar teacher since I started about 3 months ago and I have nothing but positive things to say. He has made learning so easy and fun, I look foward to lessons each week. He is an overall great person and teacher and I'd reccomend him to anyone!.
By Saige Ouellet July 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Jon Quinn has been producing my music for the past couple years and it has been an amazing collaboration. My music and film colleagues here in LA are blown away by the production and recording quality Jon has brought to my music. It rivals the best major label releases. If only I could get my songwriting and performance chops to that level! He has also added his musician talent to the project so I may have to pull him away from the studio when we go on tour! Check out his work on my project: www.BlondeFurnitureBand.com
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By bdprod June 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Jon has been helping an individual that is blind make an original recording. It is amazing to see and hear the results of their sessions together. My friend looks forward to working with Jon monthly.
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By LisaLinda BoyceCrowley March 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
I am a 65 year old woman, taking guitar lessons was on my "bucket list". I thought I couldn't do it at this time in my life but within a short period of time I was learning not only how to play guitar but to also how read and understand music! My Grandson also takes lessons from Jon and looks forward to each lesson every week. Jon is the best teacher i know and both my grandchild say, He makes learning fun! Looking for quality music lessons? Contact Jon. Maggie Grundwalski.
By MaggieGrundwalski March 14, 2016 at 07:11 PM
Jon restrung two of my guitars recently; one new, and one very old one that had been sitting at a friends house for a year or two. On the newer one, I couldn't get the action the way I wanted it, and it wasn't staying in tune very well and the older one had a neck that was practically unplayable because of how out of line it was. Jon made all of the repairs himself, restrung and cleaned my guitars, and even helped me with some advice on making changes on my new guitar. (which I will be going to him for) My guitars are playing better and easier than they ever had. Thanks Jon!
By pyro95 July 30, 2015 at 02:04 PM
Did I mention Jon does precise repair work on instruments? I own multiple guitars and Jon has overhauled everyone much to my satisfaction. From neck fret and bridge work to intonation , pickups and pots. If your pride and joy is ailing he will have her up and around in no time.
By MABenson61 July 18, 2015 at 06:11 AM
Just a few words about Inphaze studio in Griswold Connecticut. My name is Mark Benson of After The Fall. Our band has recorded 4 cd's, the last, "Knowledge" was recorded at Inphaze. The album received 15 out of 16 stars in Progression magazine, an international quarterly covering the world's progressive music scene. Jon Quinn's state-of-the-art equipment, parlayed with his professional expertise was a major factor. Jon is insightful, patient, and focuses on bringing out the very best in an artist. The peaceful, relaxed country setting is quite conducive to artistic creation and performance. Jon continues to infuse himself in the artist's project beyond the call of duty. I am currently recording a solo album at Inphaze and I look forward to every session. Working with Jon is an honor. He is also a competent multi-instrumentalist and has been known to contribute to the finished product. For the young musicians just starting out, a real perk is Jon's ability to conceptualize and coordinate your project, ensuring results beyond what you've imagined. The final outcome is always a pleasant surprise.My relationship with Jon and his wonderful family goes way back to when a young boy's dreams ran rampant. As the harsh reality of the music business was realized, Jon's studio is still a safe island to return to. After The Fall will be in for another go in September. For the pure love of music and bringing out the best in a song and an artist, Inphaze will be my choice till the notes and words are done. Best always to you Jon.
By MarkBenson61 July 18, 2015 at 04:43 AM
I've been with Jon for a few months now and the lessons are rigorous and a tad bit difficult but very rewarding, and Jon takes care to go over any issue you have. Overall I feel like these courses are well worth the money and not only have I learned a lot, I've also had lots of fun.
By Mokri July 14, 2015 at 08:35 PM
My 9 year old son Aaron started with Jon Quinn just after New Years after receiving an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Aaron and Jon made an immediate connection. Im truly surprised in Aaron's progress in just 2.5 months. Jon is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher. I can tell that he loves teaching music. We drive some distance to get to the lesson, but it's well worth seeing my son always smiling during his lessons. I can't recommend Jon highly enough!
By AaronP March 31, 2015 at 04:14 PM
I've been taking my son to Kris for piano lessons for years. We started when he was 7, he is 11 now and loves going. He doesn't always want to practice at home, but he ALWAYS wants to go to his lesson.
By Creative Obsession Handmade Jewelry January 20, 2015 at 05:54 AM
The best thing we've done for our son (6 years old) is enroll him in Piano lessons with Kris Quinn. She is amazing, and has taught him so much in just a few months. Wish we didn't wait so long! She is wonderful with children, and a pleasure to be around. She has personally instilled a life-long passion for the piano in our son. He can't wait for his weekly lessons! I can't say enough great things about her. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone, and especially for children. Thank you!! - Jen & Chris :)
By PappaFamily December 25, 2014 at 06:45 PM
If there is but one person who personifies what it is to be a great guitar/music teacher it would be Jon. His enthusiasm, knowledge and patience makes learning guitar a pleasure. If you are on the fence about learning the guitar, don't be. The guitar is an amazing instrument and Jon is a wonderful teacher...Thank you Jon,...Jim
By Jamess224 November 22, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Jon is a VERY,VERY TALENTED musician and teacher.
He expects one to do their best but lets you progress at your own pace.
His lessons are informative and fun.Your time there is up before you know it!!!!!!
I would recommend Jon for all levels of experience from the beginner to the pro . I feel Jon's lessons would benefit anyone who studies with him!!
He is also a really nice guy!!!!!
By JaneHansen November 12, 2014 at 11:14 AM
I have known Jon and the Quinn clan since the late 1970's while I owned a music store and school in Norwich. So, here we are years later and I'm back with Jon recording The KroppDusters at In Phaze!
I have been a studio musician in NYC and was a producer at Columbia Records (Pete Seeger) in 1970. I have spent much of my professional career in world class studios with great engineers and musicians.
Jon and In Phaze are among the best of the best!!
I am very impressed with the progress our project with Jon is making for our first KroppDuster CD. The studio is very well stocked with state of the art hardware and software. The tracks we are laying down have excellent room ambience and are high quality. Jon's choice of mics and his guidance with his high production values is paying off. My experience as a studio musician in NYC and as a producer for Columbia Records (Pete Seeger) leaves me very impressed with Jon's attention to detail and quality. The standard for several high production CD's with Northern Lights are being met with the same high quality studio situation. first met Jon in the late 1970's and we have made it full circle! Jon great job-highly recommended!
I am delighted with the results-we are getting great sounds in a relaxed yet professional environment. 5 Stars to Jon and In Phaze!!-Mike Kropp.
By MikeKropp June 10, 2014 at 09:11 AM
I have been with Jon for a number of years now and for the last year or so have transitioned from the guitar to the bass guitar. Jon has helped me make the switch as smoothly as it can be and being a great bass player himself continues to show me different styles, techniques, and the little nuances involved with playing. Not only is Jon a great teacher but he has helped me with the selection of amps, guitars, electronics and helped me set them up. We have done road trips to look at these items and he does this all on his own time. He encouraged me to pursue playing with friends and it is now to the point that I am jamming with two different groups. Jon has become more than an instructor to me, I consider him my friend. I will continue to go to Jon for lessons and the jamming we do and I would recommend him to anyone that would like to get started with playing or to express their musical talents."
By DaveDrobiak May 26, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Jon has been teaching my son (10) for a couple months now and i believe he is moving along at a much faster pace, is having more fun, and having an overall better experience than where he was taking lessons before. He has a good way of challenging my son, and I cant wait to see how he plays after a few more months.
By Insertwittynamehere April 23, 2014 at 08:46 PM
My daughter has been learning the electric guitar from Jon for a little over a year now, my daughter is 7 years old and is doing well. Jon has been very patient with her in learning the guitar. He makes learning fun at a young age, jokes with the kids but yet they still leave with something new they learned that week. My daughter always laughs about something during their lesson time. My daughters favorate thing to do on the guitar is to play cords I believe it is because Jon makes a game out of it and challenges her to do more each time. I would highly recommend contacting Jon Quinn if you or your children are interested in learning the guitar, you will learn at your pace with no pressure added.
By lilstar2305 January 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Our son had taken lessons in Norwich for about a year and although they were very nice, we had little results. When we went to Phaze Audio it made SUCH a difference! Jon Quinn is the most patient teacher, talks to them on their level but at the same time he expects hard work. He can tell when someone doesn't do their "homework" and I love that. He is serious about teaching your child the art of playing the guitar but at the same time finds way to make it fun and engage them. My son has a lot of respect for his teacher and looks forward to lessons. I have the utmost confidence in his ability. I am amazed at how far my son has come since attending his lessons. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
By ChristineRousseauRaposa October 08, 2013 at 04:34 AM
When I began to take guitar lessons with Jon, I was only starting the six grade. Coming to him with no knowledge about guitar playing, music theory, or even what a scale was, I was rather anxious about starting. However, Jon was completely reassuring and allowed me to develop the talent at a steady pace. Now, soon to start my senior year in high school, I have come to appreciate all that he has done for me. Unlike other teachers (who seem to stick to the book)¸he takes the extra step to form the lessons around the individual. I have loved going to the lessons, ready to show my family what I learned. Now, I am able to play a wide range of songs, learned new techniques, developed an understanding of music theory, as well as acquired a passion for the guitar. Guitar is a part of my life now and will always be. This is all because of Jon’s wonderful teaching and his ability to adapt his lessons to the individual. I absolutely recommend him for anyone who wants to learn from the BEST! :)
By BWMUSICBW1996 June 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I have been taking weekly guitar lessons with Jon for about 10 months now. As a guy in my 20s, I came to him with no prior experience in playing music, reading music, and with only basic knowledge in music theory. Jon's patience and teaching style is a major part of why I think its so easy to succeed with him. Personally, I feel that each week when I leave his studio I have noticed at least some improvement in some area of playing (chords, notes, major scales, etc), which is something I never expected before I started playing. Plus, he has a great taste in music. He is very accommodating to personal and work schedules as well. I strongly recommend Jon to anyone.
By KevinColasurdo May 05, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Almost 10 years ago our band Barefoot Truth began our professional recording/touring career at In Phaze with Jon. As young enthusiastic musicians, Jon showed us the ropes of the recording process while helping us create and our own sound. Our recording experience with Jon was the foundation of what would soon become a full-time career as musicians. Jon creates a warm, welcoming, and creative studio environment at In Phaze. He has he ability to bring out the very best of an artist's creative abilities, while knowing exactly how and when to provide direction. In addition to Jon's skills as a producer, engineer, and musician, his state-of-the-art recording studio at In Phaze Audio features all of the highest quality recording equipment that the industry has to offer today. There is a reason why Jon Quinn has such a fabulous reputation throughout Southern New England. www.barefoottruth.com
By JayDriscoll February 09, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Jon has been my guitar teacher for the last 5 years. I started in 4th grade and I am now a freshman in high school. I started without any knowledge on guitar at all, I am now capable of performing many styles and genres of music. Most teachers tend to stick with the lesson book and not deviate from its plan, Jon however uses both the book and incorporates other important ideas and factors into a lesson. Jon is a great teacher in guitar and music itself. After five years i am still learning a wealth of information each lesson.
By CAndrews September 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Jon is an excellent guitar teacher and works to the style and interests that you have which make the lessons very fun and interesting to the students. I have taken lessons from him for four years and feel like I have learned a lot and wouldn't have rather had any other teacher. My band also went into his studio and recorded seven songs with him. He does a fantastic job as a producer! He makes spot on suggestions to help the songs move in a direction that will improve the output greatly. Very helpful, an absolute pleasure to work with, and great product in the end. Wouldn't recommend anyone else for local recording or lessons!
By JulesParenteau August 31, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I am a newbie to Jon's studio, I have been going for 4 months now and feel I have learned a lot from Jon. He is very patient, and can play the guitar very well! I have learned to read my music the right way! There is something to be said about Jon he doesn't move on unless he knows you understand. I am very grateful for that. I get a lot out of my lessons. Something I wasn't getting in the past. Jon is a great teacher and his passion for guitar music shows. I hope that one day I can play as well as him.
By CandyDugas August 05, 2012 at 03:04 PM
My son started taking guitar lessons from Jon last fall when he was eight. Jon has been very patient with him, teaching him all the aspects of reading and music techniques. He absolutely loves his guitar. He loves to play and has even created a "studio" in the basement for himself. I never have to bug him to practice, it is something he loves to do, and I attribute it partly to his wonderful teacher. He has taught my son to love music! A far cry from piano lessons when I was a kid.....!!
By Roxanne July 08, 2011 at 07:11 PM
My sons started lessons at the end of 2010. Our youngest being taught bass by Jon and our oldest drums by Jon's brother Bill. The patience and caring these guys show toward my sons inspired me to take guitar lessons with Jon. I've played guitar for years but always played by ear, Jon is slowly teaching me to read music. If you are looking for some awesome music teachers for your kids or even yourself, I encourage you to save time and call the BEST 1st.
By Gary Sudol June 19, 2011 at 03:48 PM
My son started taking lessons with Jon this past fall. Jon is patient with my son's attention span (or lack of), indulging him on his tangents, and then bringing his focus back to the lesson. He is always encouraging to him and motivates him to work hard. It is a pleasure to work with him. His lessons are fresh and inspiring.
My son thinks he's a great teacher and he looks forward to emails from Jon with music pieces to practice with.
Switching our lessons to Jon Quinn was the best decision we made.
By Donna Guarneri May 26, 2011 at 01:31 AM
Jon has been a great music teacher for our teenage son. They have worked on all aspects of music; music theory, basic chord progressions, song writing, vocals, etc. My son says, "anything you want to learn he will teach you." Can't get any better than that! Also, my son has a band and they have worked with Jon in his impressive recording studio to record their music.
By Kate April 02, 2011 at 06:33 AM
My son is only 5 and just started guitar lessons. We were worried that he was too young to start, but Jon is such a great teacher and is so patient with him. Lucas is already learning so much and loves going to his lesson each week!
By Bethany Collins March 30, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Working with Jon has been great. I've recorded with him on two Northern Lights projects, as well as the Parallel String Band. Not only is he a great engineer, with the temperment needed for the long and demanding hours in the studio, but he also has the musical knowledge and musical chops to furthrer support and enhance his work at the board. He truly makes the recording experience a pleasure. Not to mention, the studio is located in a great setting. Which again, adds to the whole experience..5 stars
By Bill Henry March 29, 2011 at 03:29 PM
I have been recording original music at In Phaze Audio for several years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. Jon makes it very easy to feel comfortable there and provides alot of valuable input towards the project whether it be as a musician or producer. His experience and hard work are sure to make anyone's recordings whether it be a demo or a full production cd a great sounding result. I highly reccomend Jon & his studio to anyone at any level.
By Jeff Peckham March 28, 2011 at 05:51 PM
Jon has given my nine year old daughter guitar lessons, as well as my twenty year old son. He is as patient and kind as he is knowledgeable about guitar. My daughter feels very comfortable with him and my son thinks he is "cool" and very talented. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher!
By Wendy Donahue March 28, 2011 at 02:43 AM
As I recorded my first album, I called on the experience and facilities of Jon Quinn at InPhaze Audio. His studio was comfortable and well equipped to handle the project from start to finish. I spent a year working with Jon who went the extra mile through recording and mixing a well as taking on the role of producer for several tracks.
In the end I have an album of material that my fans still listen to and enjoy today. The scenic drive to InPhaze Audio is a trip worth taking to complete any size recording project with quality and affordability.
By Bob Lavalley March 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM
Anyone who wants to really see how rewarding expressing themselves with guitar can be, needs to hook - up with Jon. He brings you along with a very patient and knowledgeable pace. Rock on Jon!
By Jim King March 27, 2011 at 09:27 AM
I have worked with Jon on two albums in his recording studio, and can't say enough about how patient and hard working he is. He is a brilliant musician, who knows how to bring a band's sound to a whole new level. The albums I did with Jon have garnered international press and aclaim. I highly recommend any serious recording artist work with Jon.
By Sue Menhart March 27, 2011 at 08:41 AM
Both of our children have recieved guitar lessons with Jon for the last 2 yrs. We have been very happy with thier progress. He works with our boys in a way that they look forward to each weeks lesson. They have worked on composing thier own music and he works hard to teach music that our children enjoy. He works hard to accomodate our schedule when it comes to sports. I can't say strongly enough that we are very happy with Jon.
By Melissa Delaney March 27, 2011 at 07:49 AM
My son is a student of Jon's. Jon is a really nice guy and he is very accommodating. Seth has excelled in his guitar playing with Jon's instruction. Jon has also done some recording with my daughter Chelsea, who is pursuing a BFA in musical theater. Its amazing to see him at work!, and it was nice to see how well they worked together to refine the recording. He is really good at getting the best out of the performer. I highly recommend him!
By Chuck Merritt March 27, 2011 at 06:07 AM
Great guy. Great with kids. We have been with Jon for 3+ years and my 11-year-old son really enjoys every lesson. I absolutely LOVE listening to what he has learned - Jon is teaching him everything from reading music to composing his own songs. If you are considering lessons here, Just. Do. It.
By megalane March 25, 2011 at 07:07 PM
My 12 yr old daughter has been taking guitar lessons at In Phaze Audio for nearly a year. She is a quiet, shy person and did not mesh well with an instructor at a different facility. John creates a comfortable and positive atmoshpere that has allowed my daughter to really excel with her skills. There are a lot of instructors out there who are very good at playing guitar, what I love about In Phase Audio is that in addition to John's incredible playing skill, he has demonstrated a great depth of knowledge in music theory and a wonderful ability to pass that information along to students in a way that is fun and engaging. I would recommend In Phase Audio for those new to guitar as well as those who are experienced, but want to take it to the next level.
By Susan Rubino March 25, 2011 at 10:34 AM
I am a fifty year old male that decided to follow a dream and take guitar lessons. I consider myself lucky to have John Quinn as an instructor/teacher. John is not only teaching me how to play guitar but also how to read music and all the nuances that go with it. No matter your age I highly recommend John.
By Jack Vartabedian March 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM
I have grown so much thanks to the help of Jon. I have expanded my skills to levels i couldn't have achieve without him. He has great patience and understanding for teaching and music and is always helpfull on any song i wish to learn. Thank you jon!
By Monica Charnetski March 25, 2011 at 06:33 AM