Jonathan Kladder

I grew up in a Christian family, located in a small town in Grand Rapids, MI. Attending a local church and Christian school, I gave my life to Christ when I was in middle school. Throughout my life, I try to exhibit a Christian life by following Christ's example for how we should treat one another and love each other. As an active musician, I attempt to use the gifts of music to worship Him and bring others into a place of worship where they can experience the Holy Spirit moving in their lives. My hope is that how I live my life, I will set an example for others to believe as well.

My Life

My hobbies

Sailing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, surfing and spending time with my family.

My undergrad alma mater

Hope College

My worst subject in school


If I weren't a professor, I would

Be a sailboat captain

Current Research

Music Teacher Perceptions of Hip Hop in the Classroom; Creativity in music teaching and learning.