Joshua Burgos

Joshua B.

Philadelphia, PA

About Joshua B.

Joshua teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: Yesterday


Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio offers private instruction in viola and violin performance. Lessons are highly customized to accommodate the musical interests and needs of each student. Joshua teaches beginner to advanced level viola and violin performance and has worked with children, teenagers, adults and university students.

Lessons take place at Joshua's private studio in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia, and with special arrangement at student's home or online via Skype or Google Hangout.

In addition to Joshua's work at the Teaching Studio, he is Associate Faculty at the Volidera Musica Institute for Strings and Faculty at the Burgos International Music Festival.

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Jun 2016 - Present
Ambler Music Academy

Associate Faculty

Sep 2013 - Present
Volidera Musica Institute for Strings

At Volidera Musica, Private Instruction is founded on the principle of embracing the Future, while drawing on rich Traditions of the Past. All aspects of music education, from fluent note reading to historically informed performance, from ergonomically correct alignment to implementation of the latest innovations in playing accessories available on the market, are of significance in our quest to help you or your child reach fullest potential in musical studies and ability to play an instrument.

Viola and Violin Teacher

Jan 2010 - Present
Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio

Teaching Artist

Jan 2014 - May 2014
Ayuda Community Center

- Teach beginner and intermediate viola/violin lessons.
- Arrange viola and violin duets for Spring Art Showcase.
- Write weekly reports of student musical and technical development.

Institute for Musicianship & Public Service

May 2012 - Jun 2012
Community MusicWorks

The Institute offers musicians of all instruments the opportunity to explore and deepen the role of service in their careers, through a combination of seminars, workshops and participation in Community MusicWork's award-winning youth programs.


Graduate Certificate in Ethnomusicology

Sep 2016 - Present
Liberty University School of Music

Viola Performance

Jan 2007 - Dec 2015
Victoria Voronyansky Teaching Studio

Bachelor Degree

Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Temple University

Associate Degree

Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Montgomery County Community College

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation

Jul 2015
Northwestern University

Upon completion of the course, teachers would have explored the fundamental principles and early stages of teaching violin and viola through a series of engaging video lectures and lesson demonstrations, including: Individual Lessons, Group Lessons and Master Classes. Teachers also engaged in a series of exams, discussions and reflections with colleagues and peers across the globe.


Assistantship and Scholarship

Jun 2016
Master Players Festival

Certificate of Appreciation

Sep 2013
United States Mint

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

May 2012
Community MusicWorks

Tarisio Matching Grant Award

Nov 2011
Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows

Boyer College of Music & Dance Scholarship Award

Sep 2011
Temple University


American Viola Society

Dec 2015

The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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4 Reviews on Joshua B.

Susan Jan 7, 2016
Viola · In studio
I would highly recommend Joshua as a viola teacher. My 13 year old son has been taking viola lessons with him for 2 months and I can already hear an improvement in his playing as well as see a marked improvement in his bow hold and body alignment. My son had previously taken private lessons with another teacher for about a year, but Joshua is really helping him to focus on proper technique. Joshua is a very professional, affable and patient teacher.
Barbara Sep 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Barbara Sep 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
I highly recommend Joshua for violin or viola study. Joshua maintains high standards for his students but is patient and professional at all times. His communication style is friendly and down to earth. I have learned a great deal from Joshua about how to approach violin exercises and, most importantly, the reasons behind the exercises!
Paige Jul 8, 2015
Violin · In home
Joshua is very professional he was very thorough explaining and teaching and patient when I would mess up and he explain things in a way I easily understood and could follow through with his instructions I look forward to future lessons with him.
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