Josh Linsky

Josh L.

San Gabriel, CA

About Josh L.

Josh teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2013
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

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!

Photos and Videos

One of my favorite Los Angeles trios playing a composition of my called "Surroundings" at The Troubadour's historic West Hollywood stage.

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 Spoken

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
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18 Reviews on Josh L.

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Vincent R. May 9, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
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.
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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!
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Julian Sep 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Very nonchalant, easy to talk to, and very patient. Had a great time in his class!
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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.
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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. :)
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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!