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!
Music Composition from Kansas State University
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
i think joshua understands his student. he is also on time of his schedule, patient to student. i think he is a good teacher.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been a saxophonist for 11 years, currently studying as a saxophone student majoring in Music Education & Composition at Kansas State University.
Lessons for saxophone will consist of three main areas:
No one wants to hear it, but this means scales and patterns! Learning all of the major and minor scales is a great start to learning new music, and will be the first goal for my students. Included in technical work is proper cleaning and care for the instrument, proper breathing, and physical habits such as posture.
I want you to experience music that is capable of your skill level, exciting, and will help you learn about different styles and history. I have a substantial collection of music that can help you find what you enjoy playing! Along with learning to play new music, you will be learning about the significance of the music we play. Who wrote it? What time period? Why was it written? I am also a composer, so I have original music they you may also want to learn!
And finally, Musicality:
The goal of any musician is to play beautiful music! There is a lot of work to be done in the two areas above, but you must learn more than the notes on the page to be great. You will learn about phrasing, dynamics, and articulation in ways that will enhance your performance abilities!
In addition to these segments of our lesson time, we can work toward new music, specific goals, or auditions you may be pursuing. I cannot wait to start working together!
University of Houston
I will be teaching introductory undergraduate music theory classes at the University of Houston starting August 2019!
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
Kansas State University
Lakeside High School
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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