jonathan nolan
Adjunct Instructor of Guitar
D'Angelo 34


M.S., Special Education, Mercyhurst University

B.M., Music Education, Mercyhurst University

Courses Taught: 

MUS 174/274/374/474 Guitar

Interests and Professional Activity: 

Jonathan Nolan, a graduate of the D’Angelo Department of Music, Mercyhurst University, holds a degree in Music Education and a Masters in Special Education. Along with his passion for classical guitar, Jonathan has played across the country playing Irish folk music, rock, jazz, and blues. Since graduating from Mercyhurst, Jonathan has been a music teacher in Erie’s Public Schools for over 20 years. During this time, he has been recognized and received grants from PMEA, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Little Kids Rock, the D’Addario Foundation, and the NAMM Foundation. Mr. Nolan was honored in 2019 with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for his continuous work with the Wilson Middle School band program. That same year, he was awarded the Imagine Award from Erie Arts & Culture for his contributions to arts and culture education. Jonathan has also toured Irish festivals with The Mulligans for over fifteen years. Outside of music, Jonathan is an avid runner and cross-country coach.