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Yehoshua J In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Organ
Styles: Jazz, Pop, R&b, Gospel

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Yehoshua J In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Organ
Styles: Jazz, Pop, R&b, Gospel

Where I Teach:
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Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BA, SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary, Biblical Studies 
Awards:

2008 - Performed at General Jerry Brown's house

2012 - Live CD recording with MO Grant 

2014 - Performed at Gallo Center of the Arts 

2013-15  - Worship Pastor for SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

Overview:
I'm a lover of music and want those who pursue music to be as well! I am passionately motivated as a musician, minister of music, and singer. I have performed throughout this nation as a guest musician and in my own backyard as a vocalist and musician. Even though my college was not specifically a school of music but of biblical academics, I as highly involved in anything that music was apart of eventually graduating and becoming the schools minister of worship. I have lived my life as a professional musician and singer and believe others can do the same if they are fully committed. I desire to help impart all of my experiences to the next upcoming generation of musicians and those who weren't able to pursue it in their earlier years, its never to late to chase a passion.
EXPERIENCE
My experience dates back to when I was excepted into OSA High school, where I auditioned into the school for saxophone and piano officially graduating in 2008. I started working as a music instructor at the age of 14 for the East Oakland Youth Development Center (E.o.y.d.c), summer cultural enrichment program (S.C.E.P.),  teaching classes for students from the age of 6 to 18 about music theory, history, instrument technique, and how to play an assorted of instruments. I resigned at the age of 19 at the E.o.y.d.c., to continue my pursue for an accredited degree in biblical studies, where I honed my skills as a scholar, musician, and vocalist. I have traveled throughout the states with different groups, encouraging and inspiring people of all ages with my passion for music through singing and playing for different functions. I just want to be able to impart and mentor the next and upcoming generation of musicians.
METHODS USED
For beginner students who are pursing music on the tonal instruments, I typically start with learning the names of the notes on the instrument and the major scale in every key as it relates to the piano. For the bass guitar I start of with basic finger strength techniques and exercises while incorporating the major scale fingering form and Nashville numbering system for all tonal instruments. For voice, I start off by finding the range of the individual and then teaching warmup techniques while building the individuals technique through finding a song and learning how to sing along. 
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It is important that each student progresses at their own pace with reasonable and realistic goals that they can reach. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to achieve even greater challenges. My desire is to find what motives the student and create a curriculum that will refine them based on their desire.
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