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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Joshua J In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 6-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Bachelor Degree: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Associate Degree: Cochise College, Teaching Certificate: K-12 Music Pennsylvania State Certification
Awards:

Mansfield University, Highest Music Major GPA: 2015, 2016, 2017

US Army, Army Achievement Medal: 2015

Army School of Music, Virginia Beach, VA: Graduate 2019

Mansfield University, Magna Cum Laude Graduate (3.85, 4.0 GPA): 2020

US Army, Honor Graduate (top 10%): 2014

Overview:

I am a music educator, performer, and audio engineer, who loves to guide passionate students through their musical journeys. As a classically trained performer and educator, I am well-versed in theory, performance, and music technology to bring comprehensive music education to you or your child. I am an active audio engineer, music educator, and performer. With my business, I work with musicians to record, mix, and master their music to achieve the sound they seek. As an educator, I graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in May 2020, studying under professors such as Dr. Sheryl Monkelien, Dr. Nathan Rinnert, Mr. Conrad Alexander, and much more. Throughout college, I taught private lessons with guitar, drums, and mallet percussion with local students. I am an active performer with the Pennsylvania National Guard 28th ID Band, and have been playing with the band for over 2 years as a percussionist.

EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience dates back to my high school days, where I would teach guitar and drum lessons to the locals. As I attended college, I learned more about how to guide students through their musical journey, and taught subjects such as music theory, music technology, guitar, percussion, wind instruments, and much more. Aside from my classical training as a percussionist, I took on many other musical endeavors while in college. I played drum set for a touring band, most notably performing at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, I played drum set for my own band, Design The Void, I played guitar for numerous local bands, and performed with my colleagues on mallet percussion in the Mansfield, PA area. With the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, I have had multiple performances in amazing venues as a percussionist: The Library of Congress, Penn State University, City Hall in Philadelphia, and much more.

METHODS USED

For beginning students, I first incorporate the fundamentals of each instrument while catering to their musical interests, along with encouraging them to take regular performance opportunities. I want students to focus on the technicalities of what they are doing, but relate it to how it relates to performance and musicality. In students analyzing what they are doing to create sounds, I am guiding musicians to be reflective in their practice and performance, which I believe is one the key characteristics of becoming a life-long performer and learner.

LESSON STYLE

With my teaching style, I try to maintain open lines of communication as much as possible. This means learning about students, them learning about me, and feeling comfortable in communicating their roadblocks in music. Music is an expressive art form, and I believe that being able to effectively communicate with students will lead to a better instruction - students feel more comfortable performing and explaining issues, and teachers can cater to the learning styles of those students, which expedites the learning process and creativity.

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