Jon Lumsden
The Guitar Tutor


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Jon is currently performing at retirement homes in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. His shows focus on songs from the Great American Songbook, the great popular music written from the 1920s to the 1950s. The residents love to hear these songs from their childhood days. Click on SHOWS to learn more.

You can listen to song samples and access song downloads at:

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Jon comes by his love for music honestly, having been raised in a musical household. His mother, Nita, was an elementary-school music teacher and church choir director in Dallas, Texas. While teaching in the Dallas Independent School District, she even wrote the theme song for the Dallas school district, “Make Every Kid a Winner.”

Jon started his musical training with piano lessons in elementary school, then switched to guitar in his early teens. He was in both school and church choirs throughout his school years and began writing songs when he was 16.

Jon married his teenage sweetheart, Susan, in 1970, and they have two grown sons and four beautiful grandchildren. Putting his musical aspirations on the back burner for many years to work and raise his family, Jon has been self-employed for the past 20 years, writing educational patient newsletters for medical professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.