Josh Linsky

Josh L.

San Gabriel, CA

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About

Josh delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

Hello! My name is Josh. I am a Los Angeles based music teacher, and I've been playing music for 17 years. In 2013 graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM in Performance. In 2015 I graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a MFA in Jazz Studies. I currently teach students of all ages and skill levels throughout Los Angeles.

I am a traveling teacher and I can provide a drum kit for our lessons if you can provide the space.

Please feel free to message me to schedule your first lesson!

Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Keyboard Galleria Music Center

Private Music Teacher for Drum Set/Percussion all levels and piano beginner level

West African Music Teaching Assistant
Jul 2015 - Present
California State Summer School for the Arts

Jazz Drum Set Teaching Assistant
Jan 2014 - May 2015
California Institute of the Arts

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies
Sep 2013 - May 2015
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Music in Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

CalArts merit-based Scholarship
Sep 2014
California Institute of the Arts
Best Hip Hop Group
Apr 2013
New England Urban Music Awards
Hip Hop Act of the Year
Apr 2013
New England Music Awards
Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Sep 2012
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

One of my favorite Los Angeles trios playing a composition of my called "Surroundings" at The Troubadour's historic West Hollywood stage.
performing at Roy O. Disney Music Hall at CalArts

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practicing tabla

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playing djembe with CalArts World Percussion

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recording a live performance at Roy O. Disney Music Hall at CalArts for Music Source

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18 Reviews

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Vincent R. May 9, 2016
Drum · In home

Josh came in with a great personality and was very open to hear what we were looking for. My son really enjoyed his first lesson and we look forward to seeing how far he can go.

Olivia Oct 24, 2015
Drum · In studio

Josh was an amazing teacher to have at the 2015 CSSSA session! He was really enthusiastic about the subject and made it incredibly fun to learn!

Julian Sep 29, 2015
Drum · In studio

Very nonchalant, easy to talk to, and very patient. Had a great time in his class!

marilu Sep 29, 2015
Drum · In studio

i started taking beginner drum lessons with josh last year. he always took into consideration what i wanted to learn out of the drum kit, and helped tailor my lessons for those needs. i learned so much at each lesson, had tons of fun, and always looked forward to my next lesson. unfortunately i moved, or else i would still be enjoying my drum practice with josh! josh is a great teacher- highly recommended!

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Cameron Tummel Sep 24, 2015
Drum · In studio

Working with Josh was absolutely fantastic. I studied drum set with him for one semester at CalArts. We had hour-long lessons weekly. He is an extremely experienced percussionist, excellent communicator, inspiring, patient, and genuinely excited to help people learn. I really appreciated how he showed me lots of options, then listened to which ones I liked best, so our lessons were focused on the material I wanted to practice. If you have a chance to study with Linsky, DO IT. He is a brilliant percussionist and wonderful teacher.

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jeff Sep 3, 2015
Drum · In studio

Josh was a passionate teacher and he knew what he was doing.

Courtney Sep 3, 2015
Drum · In studio

I just couldn't say enough! Josh was amazing in that he had so much patience with me and the other students. He was very easy to get along with and everyone could tell that his passion for both music and teaching it was genuine. I would jump at any chance to take another lesson with him if the opportunity were to ever present itself to me again. I feel that Josh has a real calling for teaching and I am blessed to have been a student among many of his appreciative pupils.

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Maya Sep 2, 2015
Drum · In studio

Josh was a super great teacher! He was very enthusiastic and passionate about his job. He's super easy to work and connect with, and he's always extremely friendly and patient. :)

Liberty Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

Learning African Drumming and Dance with Josh was one of the best experiences I've ever had! I never thought this type of music could be so much fun for a classical pianist, but Josh helped open my eyes to a whole new style of rhythm and music. Every day was so much fun, and it is an experience I will never forget. Josh is an extraordinary teacher who really knows what he is doing. He is extremely passionate, kind, understanding, and an overall wonderful teacher!

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Liberty Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

Learning African Drumming and Dance with Josh was one of the best experiences I've ever had! I never thought this type of music could be so much fun for a classical pianist, but Josh helped open my eyes to a whole new style of rhythm and music. Every day was so much fun, and it is an experience I will never forget. Josh is an extraordinary teacher who really knows what he is doing. He is extremely passionate, kind, understanding, and an overall wonderful teacher!

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Liberty Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

Learning African Drumming and Dance with Josh was one of the best experiences I've ever had! I never thought this type of music could be so much fun for a classical pianist, but Josh helped open my eyes to a whole new style of rhythm and music. Every day was so much fun, and it is an experience I will never forget. Josh is an extraordinary teacher who really knows what he is doing. He is extremely passionate, kind, understanding, and an overall wonderful teacher!

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Coco Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

The drum lessons had been helpful. Josh taught me well in a limited short amount of time I had.

Wyatt Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

I had the opportunity to take lessons with josh for a month, and it was a month well spent. He gave me strong encouragement to pursue music and the drumming I was learning. He was always uplifting and fun, but with a serious note. He kept everything well under control, but with a lighthearted atmosphere. His stories and experience really gave me background on the drumming I was learning on top of just learning how to play, which was really fun and helpful. Josh is an excellent teacher and a great guy who pursues music with passion.

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Jon Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

Josh was a great teacher, and I loved every second of his enthusiasm and energy. He's the greatest of all time and he is more than ready to take full teacher responsibilities for any class

Michael Sep 1, 2015
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Josh really brought out the very best in me. He's very interactive and friendly, and I would definitely recommend him if you're goal is to excel and make a great friend in a process.

Angela Sep 1, 2015
Drum · In studio

Very patient and enthusiastic! He's one of the most approachable teachers I've ever worked with.

Lauren Jul 16, 2015
Drum · In studio

Nothing I didn't like about the experience. I had two semesters of lessons from Josh and wish I could have done more. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of every style I wanted to learn between African, Jazz, Swing, etc.. I ended up learning more than I thought I would throughout my time with him, and his teaching styles made it easy for each practice to stay with me since. Josh knows how to work with someone from the bottom and make them feel like they're ready for the stage in no time.

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Dalia Jul 14, 2015
Drum · In studio

Josh is very knowledgable about many musical styles and teaches in a way that makes things very understandable and applicable for students.

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