Josh Weinberg

Josh W.

Newton Center, MA

About Josh W.

Josh teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see photo). I graduated Berklee cum laude honors and w/ 2 degrees, Drum Performance & Electronic Production & Design. I teach a wide variety of techniques & cater each lesson plan to each student, to maximize our time together & help make the student the best musician he/she can be! I can travel to you for in-home lessons or you can come to my studio in Newton, which is a nice, isolated space where you won't be distracted by other lessons happening in the adjacent room like in some other studios/schools. In addition to teaching, I frequently performs with bands around the northeast U.S., & have performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Nona Hendryx, Simon Shaheen, & Richard Devine. In the past 6 years, I've performed in 8 countries - USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, & Ghana.

Photos and Videos

My "Outstanding Youth Advocate" Award


Drum Teacher
Feb 2017 - Present
Boston Public School Counseling & Intervention Center

I teach African & Afro-Cuban percussion to children ages 11-18, these children come to this center when they are suspended from their normal schools and attend a program which is short-term (often staying only 1 or 2 weeks) and focuses on building developmentally appropriate decision-making skills and providing outlets for emotional & psychological pain, such as music.

Freelance Sound Designer/Producer
Feb 2011 - Present
Josh Weinberg Music

- Experienced with production and sound design in a wide variety of software/hardware systems including: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, Csound, Logic, Reason, Native Instruments Komplete, Tassman, TouchOSC, OSCulator, and much more.

Experience in the following areas:

- Developing UI & backend for interactive performance systems
- Software Synthesizer Design
- Electronic Music Production
- Orchestral Mock-ups
- Sound Design for Animation
- Remixing
- Original Compositions ranging from Deep House to Microtonal psytrance

Private Drum Teacher
Jan 2005 - Present
Josh Weinberg Music

I have been teaching privately for over 10 years. I have worked with students of all ages. I have taken what I've learned from studying drums myself for over 12 years, with 6 different teachers and I formulate what I feel like is the best of the best lesson plans, which I custom make for each student, each lesson to provide the most growth and most positive experience possible.

If desired, I can teach out of several books - including Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for Intermediate Snare Drummer, Charley Wilcoxon - The All-American Drummer: 150 Rudimental Solos, Charles Dowd - Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer, and Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 1.0+2.0

Or I can teach without any books as I have a wealth of knowledge in me!

I teach rudiments, hand+foot techniques, coordination exercises, grooves - stemming from rock to funk to jazz, bossa nova, samba, west african, and much more.

Freelance Drummer/Percussionist
Jan 2003 - Present
Josh Weinberg Music

Experience performing with a variety of styles & bands ranging from pop, rock, funk, fusion, jazz, to afrobeat, brazilian, afro-cuban, hiphop, EDM, reggae, and more. Have played clubs, festivals, weddings, corporate events, ski resorts, television appearances, & more throughout U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, and Ghana.

Electronic Production & Design Teacher's Assitant/Tutor
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Berklee College of Music

I tutored Berklee students, ages 18-22, in composition & sound design using Csound as well as tutoring in audio programming (using C & C#)

Drum/Percussion/Electronic Music Production Teacher
Jan 2011 - May 2014
West End House Boys and Girls Club

Taught Drumset, hand percussion, & Production/Sound Design, to kids ages 7-18, showing them the fun of music, as well as the discipline and focus needed for success. Taught concepts that will enable students to get accepted to Berklee College of Music, or another music school, and to be able to play music in a variety of professional settings.

Drum Instructor
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Indian Hill Music School

Taught drums at a summer camp at this great music school located in Littleton, MA where I took piano and drum lessons for many years. Worked with students ages 5-18. Taught orchestra percussion as well as contemporary drumkit techniques/concepts.


Drum Performance as well as Electronic Production & Design
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Berklee College of Music
High School Diploma
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Littleton High School

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Outstanding Youth Advocate Award
Apr 2014
Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement


Boston Public Schools
Feb 2017

As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

Boys & Girls Club of America
Jan 2011

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

4 Reviews on Josh W.

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Romina May 12, 2016
· Drum · In home
Josh is a great teacher! This is my very first approach to learning how to play an instrument and he goes over every concept very clearly and patiently. He also explains the technical background behind every concept and includes formal assignments for me to practice from one lesson to the other, which really helps optimize the time spent in the studio as well as speed up the learning curve. I would strongly recommend him to other students!
Sean Apr 27, 2016
· Ableton · In home
Josh helped me mix and master my first track and showed me step by step how to do so. He also showed me many different techniques in ableton to make my tracks unique.
Sean Apr 27, 2016
· Ableton · In home
Josh helped me mix and master my first track and showed me step by step how to do so. He also showed me many different techniques in ableton to make my tracks unique.
Fred Apr 14, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Josh is an amazing teacher! I'm taking both drum lessons and music production lessons from him and really enjoying each and every lesson! He really is very knowledgeable and his passion really comes through in his teaching! Taking lessons with Josh is a lot of fun & I'm closer to where I want to be with my musical goals each and every lesson!
Josh Weinberg
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