About Jon

A little about Jon Hardcastle


Jon Hardcastle started playing the guitar in his early ‘teens; beginning with the bass guitar, then acoustic, followed by the electric and classical guitar.
Jon has performed in various musical line-ups, from solo classical guitar – to small acoustic groups – to full scale rock and dance bands. Among hundreds of performances, he played at Glastonbury in 1990 with Blues D.Lux, and currently plays acoustic guitar with The Meriton Butler Band, electric guitar with the dance/rock band EMD, bass guitar with the St James Church Band, Emsworth, and also gives classical guitar recitals – having studied with Hector Quine at the Royal Academy of Music and Carlos Bonell at the London College of Music.

Jon has twenty five years teaching experience – including private, individual and group tuition, adult education classes, primary and secondary schools (individual and group lessons) and colleges, and is CRB checked.

Academic qualifications and exams include ‘Distinction at Grade 8’ and an ‘Associateship of the London College of Music’