Josh Goo
Evanston, IL
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Josh Goo

Josh G.

Evanston, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you are interested in how music works, or need help passing your theory classes, I can help you with all basic theory topics and even more advanced topics like Schenkerian Analysis.

About Josh G.

I am an avid clarinetist, energetic performer and enthusiastic teacher. My dream career is to be a soloist like Martin Frost, to play in an orchestra, or compose and perform my music.
My passion for teaching is similar to my passion for performing, and I have experience teaching privately since 2013 and in front of large groups, as a staff member for a high school marching band.
My teaching style is all about fundamentals as I try and break down the things you need to know about playing into easy to understand fundamentals that can be applied to all future playing.

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Ahmed H.
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Very helpful, and willing to go on whatever pace you need. Highly recommended.

Posted Jun 29, 2020
Lisa R.
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Posted Jun 3, 2020
Marty
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Posted May 6, 2020
Amy C.
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Helps a lot with your music.

Posted Apr 5, 2020
Camille B.
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Posted Mar 23, 2020
Isaac T.
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excellent first lesson - clear, concrete recommendations...

Posted Dec 27, 2019
Amy C.
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Posted Nov 15, 2019
Ethan F.
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Josh has been great with my 8th grade son who is taking lessons to support his learning in school.

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Sebastian
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Josh is passionate about music and a great teacher. My son is making a huge progress.

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Danny P.
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Posted Oct 10, 2019
Amy
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yasss

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Camille B.
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Posted Aug 26, 2019
Steven H.
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Josh is a great teacher. My son Steven loves to be with him. He is very knowledgeable and kind. We will continue to register the saxophone class from Josh.

Posted Jul 27, 2019
Dayna W.
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He nice and is there with you he also teach clearanet so check him out

Posted Jun 14, 2019
Dayna W.
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Posted Jun 7, 2019
Amy C.
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Posted Apr 28, 2019
Caitlyn C.
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My daughter said he was very helpful and taught her fundamentals that will help her for years to come.

Posted Apr 8, 2019
Amy C.
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Josh is amazing!

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Pierce
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Posted Mar 14, 2019
Kevin Moran
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Josh is really a great teacher, I feel that I have really improved my playing over the last 5 lessons!

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Amy C.
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He is very good.

Posted Feb 10, 2019
Amy C.
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He is very good.

Posted Feb 2, 2019
Amy C.
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Good.

Posted Jan 26, 2019
Amy C.
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Posted Jan 19, 2019
Zack
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Josh was great and taught our son new techniques to play.

Posted Jan 13, 2019
Logan
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Josh continues to be a rockstar. He is supportive and patient, and manages criticisms and corrections in a positive manner, excellent instructor!

Posted Jan 10, 2019
Neeyah
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Shows patience.

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Bahram
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Josh is a wonderful clarinet teacher. He's patient, instructive, and he gives positive and constructive feedbacks. I am an adult beginner on the clarinet and I feel like I've improved a lot during the first three lessons with Josh.

Posted Oct 29, 2018
Carrie S.
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We have had ongoing lessons with Josh for about a year and we are still very pleased. Easy-going demeanor, very positive with his feedback yet still gets his point across when my son is not doing something correctly. He is teaching him not just how to play the music but also how to improve his style and structure of play. We picked a good one!

Posted Oct 6, 2018
Jacskon
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Josh did a great job working with my 12 yr old son. The Takelessons website was not allowing us to log on, so Josh got us set up on Facebook and the lesson was very helpful and focussed.

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Dayna W.
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He is the best though there is some bugs he I highly recomeend

Posted Aug 7, 2018
CARRIE
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Josh does a great job taking the music apart and really explaining to my 11 year old son where he needs improvement in a diplomatic way. He has great rapport with him. Highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Sterling S.
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Another fantastic lesson with Josh. He noted that my son tends to play his notes in a more "jazz" style which is great because I was hoping he would join jazz band in middle school! He is always positive and provides very constructive feedback to my 11 year old son to help him improve his playing. We are very pleased! (and my son is very comfortable with his teaching style... Love his tips and suggestions and his help with improving on songs he is playing for school.)

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Carrie S.
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Very approachable, explains things clearly, friendly, and helped my son (very beginner) work on notes w/o squeaks, scales and other great tips to help him progress. Looking forward to our next lesson!

Posted Mar 24, 2018
Kim
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Josh is a great teacher, and I highly recommend him as an instructor for both adults and youth. I took clarinet lessons many years ago as an elementary school student. I have long had an interest in returning to the instrument, so I recently signed up for a series of lessons with Josh. Although it had been several decades since I first played the clarinet, Josh helped me get comfortable with the instrument again and provided terrific instruction on all aspects of the clarinet and clarinet performance.

Posted Jan 24, 2018
Andrii R.
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Enjoyed my first lesson!
Great teacher
Can’t wait for next one

Posted Oct 29, 2017
Mark
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Josh has been a fantastic Instructor for my middle school age son. He worked closely with him on several pieces that were required to audition at two summer music camps helping him to move from near last position the year before to the top of the class. His improvements were formally recognized with an award at the end of 7th grade and I think Josh was a large part of that improvement. We were saddened to hear that Josh would be leaving the Denver area but wish him the best of success in his new ventures. Josh is an excellent instructor and we would certainly work with him again in the future.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Joleen J.
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He was on time and the lesson went very well. My daughter was comfortable with him and is looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jun 1, 2016

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Experience

Aspen Summer Music Festival P.A.L.S. Teacher
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Aspen Summer Music Festival

During my time at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, I was selected to teach private lessons to local students enrolled in the P.A.L.S. program. http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/more/programs-local-youth/summer-programs/pals

Education

Master of Music
Jul 2017 - Present

Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

University of Denver's Lamont School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Senior in Performance
Jun 2017

Lamont School of Music

Principal Clarinet of Colorado All-State Honor Band
Mar 2013

Colorado Bandmaster's Association

Affiliations

Phi Kappa Lambda
Jun 2017
The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Jan 2014
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

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