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BA, University of the Arts, Jazz Performance
Hello, My name is Joshua. I am musician in the Baltimore/Annapolis Area. I love playing live, writing and composing, and of course teaching music. I graduated from the University of the Arts in 2008 with a BA degree in Jazz Performance. I specialize in contemporary forms of music ranging from pop/rock to gospel and jazz. I have performed in various bands and projects over the past 10 years. I am currently a music director at two churches and frequently play all types of venues from weddings to night events.
I began teaching my senoir year of college. I have been working with students of all ages ranging from 5 to 70. I tend to specialize in the beginner and intermediate. I Believe a firm foundation mixed with exploration is the key to a succeful music experience.
For Piano I teach from the Faber & Faber series. I used Primer and level 1 one for children and a level 1 version for late teens and adults. For Guitar/Bass I use Hal Leonard Guitar Method Series. For all my students I determine what they are interested in learning and we focus on that music while still practicing the fundamentals.
I truly believe music should be a fun and rewarding experience. It brings me great joy seeing my students progress in their musical abilities. I encourage students to explore their talents and discover what it is they love about their instrument. If students wants to compose and write music I encourage and help them. If students have a recital or a performance coming up, we will take time to fully prepare for the gig, wether it is a talent show or competition. Most importanly is that students are loving the music they are making while progressing over the months or years.
Josh is an excellent teacher. My son looks forward to his lesson every week.
He seems patient enough to deal with beginners like my daughter. His strategies help motivate my little girl to gain interest into something she has zero knowledge of. We found a good match for her.
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