Joshua Arnoldy

Joshua A.

Houston, TX
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Music Theory

Levels Taught:

I am a music major at Kansas State University, having completed four of the required music theory classes at a exceeding level.

Lessons will involve learning the basic elements of music theory, such as major and minor keys, music notation rules, and chord structures. With fundamentals in place, we will advance on to the harder aspects of chord identification, counterpoint, and structure.

Because of the nature of learning this subject, we can work with instruments or voice to help learn and grasp the concepts. You should also expect to have some level of outside work as well so that we do not waste time in our lessons going over material you have already learned.

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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

Hello! Are you ready to dive into the musical world of the saxophone!?!

My name is Joshua, a teacher, composer, and performer. I am proficient in saxophone, and competent in flute, clarinet, composition, and piano. My Bachelor of Music degree comes from Kansas State University in the area of Music Composition.

I have a very unique background, coming from the small town of Downs, Kansas. There, I had extensive amounts of experience working with children as a lifeguard, saxophone teacher, and teacher's assistant!

I run my lessons based on what YOU want to learn! We can build the fundamental skills of your instrument while exploring music YOU enjoy! I have played classical, jazz, pep, and modern saxophone, and as a composer I am exposed to many different styles of music.

Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is expression, emotion, feeling...
And I understand that as your teacher, it is my job to equip you with the skills needed to fulfill the true music you want to create!

If you have any questions, please contact me!

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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Music Theory
Jun 2019 - Present
University of Houston

I will be teaching introductory undergraduate music theory classes at the University of Houston starting August 2019!

Aug 2015 - Present
Kansas State University Ensembles

I have been performing in various ensembles at Kansas State University since my freshman year in 2015. I will be graduating in May 2019 after having spent years performing in ensembles such as:
Golden Apple Saxophone Quartet
Woodwind Ensemble
Marching Band
Wind Symphony
University Band
Wind Ensemble

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Music Composition
Aug 2015 - Present
Kansas State University
High School Diploma
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Lakeside High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Kansas Music Educators Association
Feb 2019

The mission of the Kansas Music Educators Association is to support music educators by fostering leadership, providing professional development, and promoting the advocacy of music learning in schools and communities.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2017

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

"Who" for 8 voices & percussion composed by Joshua Arnoldy and premiered on Feb. 17, 2019.
This introduction video will help you get to know me a little bit better! Always let me know if you have questions!!!
This is the first movement of Marius Constant's "Musique de Concert" titled: Toccata.
KSU Golden Apple Saxophone Quartet 2017 at Lindsborg, KS

Photo by Joshua A.

Photo by Joshua A.

Photo by Joshua A.

The Kansas State University Wind Ensemble Saxophone Section from 2019!

Photo by Joshua A.


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