Jonathan Shue is a multi-faceted artist and educator. He’s performed in award-winning regional theatre, toured internationally, produced three albums, and either composed or arranged music for many plays and new works. For ten years, he taught music and drama as an artist-in-residence at public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also taught for the University of Washington School of Drama, at several high school drama programs, and been a speaker on music education at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) conference and FAR-West Music Conference.
Jonathan’s work as a performer, producer, and teacher originates from his core beliefs in diversity and transformative experiences. Currently, he is the Education Director for Dusty Strings Music Store & School in Seattle, WA, where he is responsible for the vision of the school, administrating dozens of adult music classes per week, and producing four or five concerts and events per year with world-class musicians in Americana and folk music. He also teaches private voice lessons in the school, voice and songwriting classes, and for the past two years has led a free, weekly sing-a-long with a loyal following of adult singers and musicians.
Jonathan earned his BA in Theatre from UCLA and MFA in Acting from the University of Washington where he became passionate about helping others recognize their wholeness so they can work more efficiently and effectively toward their goals. This extends from those just starting out to established actors and musicians. He is a skilled collaborator able to intuit emotions, make bold decisions, and bring out the best in people.