Jonathan Powell came to Hear and Play Music in 2005 and has been responsible for producing countless programs like “GospelKeys Master Class” Featuring Michael Bereal, “GospelKeys Ministry Musician” Featuring Jason White, “GospelKeys Organ” Featuring Kevin Nickelson, and the “Musician Breakthrough” Collection.
He’s had the opportunity to play professionally for dozens of artists, choirs, churches, and producers and is known for his uncanny ability to form and reharmonize two-hand chord voicings with his signature west coast slide and grace note techniques.
He was highly sought after and practically recruited to come to Hear and Play Music and has been a blessing ever since.
In 2008, Jonathan Powell agreed to be the Head Director of The Gospel Music Training Center. Although not an easy task, he took on the responsibility of producing weekly content, which has amassed into hundreds of hours of content.
His natural talent for music coupled with his teaching abilities make for a perfect combination of training found few places. Some teach and can’t play… others play and can’t teach… but Jonathan can do both.
He is married to Shannan Powell and has two daughters (Bradli and Za’niyah). When he’s not helping thousands of Hear and Play students, he’s traveling around the world playing for various artists and producing music. He’s one of few trusted to deliver fresh, practical, easy-to-understand techniques and principles to playing your favorite gospel songs and progressions by ear.