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:

Contact Jon via email at


Since moving to central Florida in 2016, Jon has begun performing, mostly at area retirement homes. His performances focus on songs from the Great American Songbook, the popular music from the first half of the 20th century. The beautiful melodies and witty lyrics by such great writers as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer, etc. are the songs that the senior residents heard during their childhood years.

These enduring classic tunes are the perfect match for an audience of seniors. Jon frequently hears comments such as:

Those songs take me back to when I met my husband

I remember this music from when I was in college

Your voice is really rich and soothing

They don’t write music like this anymore

When will you be back to play again?

If you want to contact Jon about performing, you can reach him via email at: or by phone at 417.274.1560.