Jonathon Carter is a qualified classroom teacher and instrumental music teacher. Following his degree, he obtained a PGCE with music specialism in the 3 to 11 age range. He then spent 8 years as a classroom teacher in the area. During that time and through his role as the music coordinator he developed music throughout the school training other staff using innovative ways of delivering music education. He also developed his teaching through attending many training courses and conferences. He created many musical productions throughout his time at the school directing and playing piano at the major school events.
Jonathon then taught for Cornwall Council Music Service for 15 years until its closure in December 2014. During this time he was a brass and keyboard instrumental teacher where he taught individuals, groups and whole classes and was also curriculum music support teacher. He also held the management post of Primary Project Co-ordinator which involved providing best practice music training to school pupils and staff. He was also required to support schools in their inspection cycles. He attended many continuing professional development courses during this time and also enjoyed playing in many of the music service ensembles including the staff big band.
As a performer, Jonathon is in demand throughout Cornwall, playing in many settings. He is a member of Rhythm Roulette , playing trumpet for weddings and events. He is also a member of the RCB Soul and Swing. He has also played in pit orchestras for numerous shows in the area, as well as major classical events. He collaborated with Dalla to help set up the Horners project to train brass players to play traditional Cornish tunes. He also played the trumpet in many Dalla concerts and can be hear on the album “More Salt”.
He has recently enjoyed developing a new musical venture providing Piccolo trumpet and Soprano Voice music with his wife, Rachel at weddings and events throughout the area using music especially composed for this setting.