hi, i’m jonathan maiocco. my friends call me jon, so please, call me jon.
the thing is, i hate formalities. i especially hate third person biographies. so if that’s what you’re looking for, you can read my thoroughly boring and formal third person biography by clicking right here.
if you want to hear about me directly from me…well…keep reading.
i had a lot of phases growing up. i wanted to be in the circus. then an Olympic gymnast. then a stunt man. then an actor. then a director. and then one day, i got achilles tendonitis. (basically, i wasn’t able to do anything on my feet for a hot sec.) so i started reading. a lot.
i read about mythical lands, malicious dragons, orphan children saving the world, magical rings…you know, all that good stuff. in my head, as i was reading, i would see the book like a movie, and in my head, hear music.
my parents bought me music notation software that i spent all my free time on. while other kids were off playing cul-de-sac rollerskate hockey and air-soft in the woods, i was attempting to write symphonies on a crappy dell.
my mom (god bless her) entered some of my music into a contest. this guy named mike post called her and was like, “uh, your son would have won, but he’s too young. but come out to los angeles anyways and tour my studio, and let me show you the ropes.”
so i went to l.a., and i watched him write music to an episode of law and order. i was spell-bound. this is what i want to do. he took me and my mom and to lunch, and gave us the run down of what i needed to do to be a musician. (three words – go to school.)
so after that, i wrote a crap ton of music. and what i mean by that is it was a ton of crap. but that’s ok, cause you gotta start somewhere.
i went to georgia state university for music and learned a lot. grew a lot. wrote a lot a lot. and eventually, i got a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music composition.
that was 2015. the past three years, i've been writing cinematic music, pop music, teaching piano and composition lessons, writing for films and advertisements, stuff like that. i'm so thankful for music, and the opportunity to do what i love everyday. if you want to collaborate (or even just hang out), please contact me! much love. <3