Joshua L.

Joshua L.

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Bowie, MD

About Joshua L.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 and up
Female Ages Taught: 5 and up

Overview

I am an active musician in the Baltimore and Washington area working as a pianist, guitarist, producer, and composer. I am a music director at two churches and spend time gigging, writing, and teaching. I graduated from the university of the arts with a degree in music performance performing in different ensembles from Latin jazz to the school's production of "Porgy and Bess." I have been teaching students of all ages for 3 years now and love working with children. Not only will students learn to read music but will get a great sense of rhythm, balanced theory, and even songwriting for those interested.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music is a universal language that I believe anyone can get a basic understanding for. I cater my lessons to the individual needs of the student. I am laid back during lessons but wont settle for less than excellent. My goal is to push students beyond what they think is possible of them and let them discover the potential that they have. I do this by usually teaching out of a lesson book and then allowing students to pick a supplement book or even just songs that they want to learn. This way lessons are fun yet the fundamentals are still being driven into their memory. In 6 months new students should have at least built up the confidence that's needed to be good musician.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have a piano of their own or their own guitar. Students have to be able to practice in order to get better. a casio keyboard with 61 keys is just fine too

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I produce and write hip hop, pop, rock music professionally. I went to college and studied jazz performance on piano for 4 years. this included classical as well. I also play gospel on keys and blues on guitar.

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Experience

Director of Contemporary Music Jul 2014 - Present
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Co-direct Spirit choir, Perform music during sunday morning and tuesday night services. Event planning, Assist in vision for the church

Substitute Teacher Sep 2013 - Present
Baltimore County Public Schools

Subbed for Teachers in Music Classes of all ages as well as academic classes. Majority Elementary School children from Pre-k to 5th Grade

Private Music instructor Jun 2013 - Present
Roberson School of Music

Teach Music lessons at a Studio

Church Musician Jan 2004 - Present
Various churches in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey

Since 2004 I have served at the following churches but not limited to..

Faith Christian Fellowship - Baltimore, MD
Word Alive Ministries - Willingsboro, NJ
New Beginnings Cogic - Reiserstown, MD
St.Lukes United Methodist church - Reiserstown, MD

Music Teacher Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Soundstage School of Music

Taught Lessons, Classes, rock Ensemble for kids, Jazz ensemble, workshops. Taught children and adults

Education

Bachelor of Fine Art Sep 2004 - May 2008
University of the Arts
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JenniferF2 November 17, 2011
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Josh has been very understanding. I have Jessye practicing nightly.