Joshua has been a musician for over twenty years and has been teaching for ten. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and has taught 100's of students. He performed his official Suzuki training under Dr. Laurie Scott. Joshua also taught while studying; at the Texas State String Project under the direction of Dr. Ames Asbell and Dr. Karla Hamelin, and as counselor at Texas State String Camp. Joshua is an award winning composer and has crafted hundreds of songs, ranging in style from classical symphony to electronic dance. He has also arranged hundreds of works for violin and piano. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a relaxed person with a strict teaching style. I have two critical expectations for my students. 1: I expect my students to practice everyday, with time depending on age. (10 minutes a day for 5 year old's, 20 minutes for 10 year old's, etc.) No exceptions. Lessons are a place for me to teach you, not a place to watch you practice. 2: I expect parents to participate in every lesson. You are the teacher six days a week, I only get to teach them on one. If everyone understands my expectations, students will grow and learn quickly, and have a great time doing it! I develop a lesson plan depending on each students strengths, weaknesses, talents, and personality. No one student is identical to the next, so none will be taught the same, but everyone will follow a similar pattern. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano lessons with full keyboard. Stands, couches, and a small library of sheet music. *** Specialties *** Suzuki style instruction for violin technique. For songwriting and performance I focus on the analysis of music to find a middle ground of emotional expression and theory. Once that middle ground is found we explore what music means to the student, and how they can use it as a tool of expression.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2008
B.A in Philosophy - Music Minor
Teaches ages 3+
Speaks English, Spanish
Has background check
My daughter loves her lessons in composition with Joshua!
i like music i will practice