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Since 2008 I have maintained an active music studio teaching both violin and viola! My lessons are designed around you and your goals for music. I use a combination of Suzuki method and traditional (meaning you'll learn how to read music right away if you can't already) My lessons are catered to your needs, but warm ups, scales, etudes and repertoire are the building blocks of my lessons. Technique is a huge part of the way I teach--so you'll definitely get a solid understanding of how to play beautifully and accurately! I'm a relaxed and gentle teacher, and I'm never going to have anything but a smile on my face, so there's no need to feel stressed or nervous.
I can teach beginning-advanced viola students, and I can also help a student in the process of switching from violin to viola.
"Joshua is a talented young musician and a gifted and patient educator. His approach to teaching is refreshing and open. Joshua's style is a unique blend of accessible and authoritative, facilitating students’ progress in a friendly and enjoyable way."
- Victoria Voronyansky, Concert Violist & Educator
I want to have fun learning and making music together! This is what I love to do and I want to share it with you in a relaxed and cooperative atmosphere. I teach violin, viola and cello at all ages, levels, and to people with all different types of abilities and backgrounds. Music is an amazing way to express yourself, I would love to teach you how to do this!
I have received a Master's and Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and Eastman School of Music in Viola Performance, respectively. I have played in the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra. I have taught viola privately and to groups throughout the years and I am excited to bring my expertise to your lessons!
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