Johnny Jung is a guitarist, composer, audio engineer, and online guitar teacher serving students looking for online guitar lessons Plano, TX, as well as surrounding areas. Jung’s musical Journey started with playing piano at the age of 7 years old. At the time, he was playing into Classical composition such as, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and so on. He was always around musical environment because his Mother was passionate music lover who always challenged Johnny to learn new instruments. At the age of 16, he started learning guitar after discovered the “G3 Live” concert in 1997 album. He was passionate about Rock instrumental music, which led him to delve into guitar improvisational music – especially “blues”. Steve Ray Vaughan was Jung’s biggest influenced as a teenager. Eventually, Jung’s love for improvisation led him to learn Jazz guitar.
Jung moved to Seoul, South Korea, to attend Seoul Jazz Academy which is Global Partner Institute of Berklee College of Music. He graduated Seoul Jazz Academy as the best honored student with scholarship. He also taught there under a Teaching Fellowship after graduation.
In 2008, Jung moved to the United States to study Jazz and improvisation on an advanced level at the University of North Texas College of Music. He studied Jazz guitar under Fred Hamilton, Richard Mclure, Noel Johnston, Jacob Wise, and Scott Kruser, as well as Jazz improvisation under Rodney Booth, Mike Steinel, Stefan Karlsson and Ed Soph. He also studied classical guitar under Stephen Lochbaum. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in Jazz studies and he was a multiple-music-scholarships recipient including: James Weldon Thomas jazz study scholarship, Dr.N.Patrica Yarborough music scholarship, Kris Molfat Memorial Jazz Guitar scholarship, and USC scholarship.
He has participated professional performances in DFW and played guitar and keys in many bands. Johnny considers himself “still on his musical journey”, and is an active guitar teaching helping students learn by online guitar lessons Plano, as well as the entire Dallas area.