Charles Jirkovsky

Assistant Professor of Music
A.A. in Music Education (Cuyamaca College)
B.M. in Music Education (San Diego State University)
M.M. in Music Education (Boston University)

My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Working with the talented and dedicated students and faculty.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Read historical biographies, especially those of U.S. Presidents.

In my classes, students can expect: A music experience consistent with current professional music industry standards and practices.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: To hit the ground running. Work your hardest from day one to get the most out of the college experience.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Passionate about the pursuit of excellence in the field of music.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: That music teachers do have the power to effect real change in American schools. One person can make a significant impact!

A quote that influences how I live is: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney