Jonathan Leathwood welcomes pupils from all walks of life, bringing his many years of experience of teaching in music and the arts. In all of his teaching he emphasizes integration of different kinds of knowledge and skill.
Jonathan trained to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique at Alexander Technique Denver, an AmSAT-certified teacher training course, from 2014 to 2017. He has been a committed student of the Alexander Technique for twenty years, working with a wide array of teachers from England, Europe, and the United States. He is a founder member of the Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique, a society of teachers dedicated to raising awareness of the Technique and its benefits.
Jonathan was drawn early to the Alexander Technique as a young classical guitarist seeking a means to address tension and performance anxiety. Since then he has enjoyed an international career as a guitarist, giving recitals, masterclasses, and lectures in England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United States, Canada, and Brazil. He gained his bachelor’s degree at King’s College London, his Artist Diploma at the University of Denver, and his PhD from the University of Surrey. He has held teaching posts at King’s College London, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is currently Teaching Associate Professor at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, where he teaches classical guitar and musical analysis.