After failing high school, then somehow completing a Bachelor of Music with high marks, Jonny decided to launch his own music school called ‘Goodtime Music Academy’. Within six short years, a humble group of 30 students had ballooned into an international organisation that reaches over 30,000 students a year.

An infectious passion for music and for young people drives everything Jonny does. In addition to the academy, he has launched programs providing free tuition and educational concerts to thousands of Kiwi kids, and amongst many awards, he was awarded a Local Hero Medal in the 2012 New Zealander of the Year competition.