Apple Valley musician and teacher Jon Barnes was born in Baltimore, Md. to a musical family who sung and played music at home and in church. Before the age of 5, he was singing and playing music in church with his family.
“The music teachers in school noticed my talent and gave me private lessons for free,” Barnes said. “Soon, they would take me on gigs, shows, recording sessions, scoring music, writing compositions, playing for high school reunions, TV gigs, church gigs — you name it.”