Lon E Plynton

Lon E Plynton is an Educator, Recording Artist, Multi - Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer and Performer. A natural passion for teaching and a wealth of experience includes special programs with children and young adults in the Providence, Pawtucket, and East Greenwich School Departments as well as at Brown University, Bridgewater State College, Community Prep School, the Fox Point Daycare, and Providence CityArts.

Experience

Music Teacher, School One, Providence, RI 2008-present
He provides high school students with instrumental, vocal and music training, focusing on ensemble performance. Musical literacy, cultural background and the societal impact of music are integrated throughout our studies.

Music Teacher, OCYL Cumberland RI 2013 - present
Lon conducts group guitar and private lessons in voice, piano and guitar for K - 9 students.

Music Director associated with Rites and Reasons Theatre, Providence, RI 1990 -present
Lon takes on multiple roles and responsibilities in sound and music production of musical theatre with expertise in the research to performance method used by the Africana Studies Department at Brown University. Roles have included music composition, technical direction, sound recording, accompaniment (piano, guitar, percussion, voice) lecturing undergraduate musicians, music direction and acting.

Private Music Instructor, Providence, RI 1985 - present
From preschool age children to older adults, private music lessons have included guitar, bass, piano and vocal workshops.

The Music School (Now the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School)
1995 - 1997
Lon conducted vocal and instrumental music class ensembles as well as private students.

Recording Artist and Performer, 1984 - present
Plynton established the Mystic Jammers, internationally known reggae band, releasing
many recordings and performing with top reggae and pop acts, including the Temptations,
Ziggy Marley, Meatloaf, Third World, Burning Spear and the Wailers. Lon also
plays bass with the RPM voices of Rhode Island and appears as instrumentalist
and vocalist on many notable recordings.

Lon has been instrumental in bringing world renowned acts to New England. He has promoted reggae music and jazz throughout the area in various nightclubs and festivals. Including The New England Reggae Festival, The Jahlove Festival, The Block Island Reggae Festival, The Rocket, the Churchouse Inn, Reggae Church, Jazzmasters and many others.

Known also as a writer and a columnist he has published various articles and wrote a weekly column for the "Nicepaper" for three years. And has won the Wilkinson Medal for creative writing.

Ever responding to the changes in the artistic landscape, Lon E has developed expertise in web design and applications to make his art, services and merchandise available to the public through the world wide web.

Lon has designed a series of K-12 educational workshops and residencies that are immersed in music. Single workshops are interactive experiences introducing Reggae and Caribbean music to participants. Longer term projects center around producing a performance or arts collaboration of the participant's own work. All programs conform to current curriculum standards and can be customized to your institution's individual needs.

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