Josh Lavender

Josh L.

Indianapolis, IN

About Josh L.

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Josh teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday


I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for 16 years, and contemporary keyboard for 7 of those. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to Nashville for co-writing, recording, and meeting with record labels. I have written with well-known writers like Mia Fieldes from Hillsong, Tony Wood from Provident Label Group, Stu G from Delirious?, and Jon Steingard from Hawk Nelson. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic songwriters.

My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

Photos and Videos

"Hope in Jesus," shot in Nashville, TN.


Piano/Vocal teacher

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
School of Rock

I was a piano and voice teacher at the School of Rock in Carmel Indiana.


Master of Worship Studies

Jun 2015 - Present
Institute of Worship Studies

Music Performance

Sep 2009 - Apr 2012
Indiana Wesleyan University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency



Mar 2010
Red Cross


Songwriting Competition

Jun 2012
The Wesleyan Church


National Association of Teachers of Singing

Sep 2011

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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29 Reviews on Josh L.

Jill Ramos Dec 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Absolutely fantastic educator. Josh positively and energetically instructs each and every lesson. His musical knowledge base, as well as sheer talent, is impressive, and he readily shares this with his students. My 12-year old daughter has greatly improved from his piano tutelage in the last 18 months. I would recommend Josh Lavendar to everyone of all ages.
Cortnie Dec 22, 2016
Songwriting · Online
Josh is a fantastic teacher. I learned so much from him and I highly recommend him as a teacher. He is positive and very knowledgeable.
Jackson Dec 21, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
He does a great job at making me feel comfortable enough to be confident but not so comfortable that I don't challenge myself and progress. Great teacher! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to sing well.
Janie Oct 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Best ever!
Ray Sep 13, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Josh made the lesson fun. Even after one day I could feel a difference in my singing.
Singing · In studio
Jenny Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Had fun at my first lesson.
Kristy Y. Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Had good experience at first lesson.
Jenny Jun 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Not too impressed by the first lesson. Expect better in the future classes.
Kc C. Jun 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Within 5 minutes of my first lesson, I immediately felt confident in my decision to take vocal lessons! I could go on in great detail, but I'd rather go PRACTICE! In all seriousness, Josh is simultaneously enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and encouraging. I greatly look forward to my next lesson!
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