Jonathan May is a pianist from Southern California who specializes in many styles of piano. At age eighteen, Jonny became the youngest pianist to perform at Disneyland. Each week he entertained thousands of guests with his arrangements of American classics and Disney songs.

Jonny has also performed with the Youtube group Postmodern Jukebox, and has played piano for Comedy Central and Universal Studios. He has accompanied Grammy Award Winner Lari White, and Tony Award Winner Lin Manuel Miranda. In his spare time, Jonny loves to go snowboarding and work out at the gym. He is happily married to his lovely wife and biggest fan, Crystal May.

About Jonny May

Years of piano experience

26


Favorite piano styles
  • Jazz Swing
  • Contemporary & Pop
  • Ragtime & Stride
  • ... Everything

Fun Fact

At age eighteen, Jonny became the youngest pianist to perform at Disneyland.

Jonny May's Latest Courses

Learn an advanced jazz ballad piano arrangement of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody & chords, how to stylize the left hand, how to harmonize the right hand, and other advanced jazzy techniques.

Learn how to play Hark the Herald Angels Sing in a jazz ballad piano style. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody, chords, how to stylize the left hand, how to harmonize the right hand, and other jazzy techniques.

Learn an advanced contemporary arrangement of O Holy Night. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody & chords, how to stylize the left hand, how to harmonize the right hand, and other advanced contemporary techniques.

Learn how to play O Holy Night in a contemporary piano style. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody, chords, how to stylize the left hand, harmonize the right hand, and other accompaniment techniques.

Jonny May's Quick Tips

Learn how to play the classic Christmas song Winter Wonderland in a jazz piano style. We'll cover the left hand accompaniment and beautiful right hand harmonies.

Learn how to play the classic Holiday song Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire in a jazz ballad piano style. You'll learn beautiful jazz chords, fills, and more.

Most jazz piano students spend hours drilling chords and scales—fewer work on their jazz swing feel. Use these 3 techniques to balance your practice.

Beginner and intermediate pianists can apply these "must-hear" tips for any pop piano accompaniment to go from beginner to pro in just 6 steps.

Jonny May's Latest Shows
Live Christmas Concert by Jonny May

Tune in for Jonny's live Christmas Concert where he'll be performing holiday tunes and taking song requests from our members! 

Member Spotlight: Dina Melucci

Meet our Member Spotlight for November 2020 – Dina Melucci!

2020 Annual Holiday Awards Party

Join us for the 2020 PWJ Annual Holiday Awards Party, where we'll recognize students who made extraordinary progress this year! 🎉

Intermediate/Advanced Live Workshop (December 2020)

Get ready for the December 2020 Intermediate/Advanced Workshop, where Jonny will be teaching a live lesson while you can ask him questions.

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