Joshua Burgos

Joshua B.

Baton Rouge, LA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
"Joshua is a talented young musician and a gifted and patient educator. His approach to teaching is refreshing and open. Joshua's style is a unique blend of accessible and authoritative, facilitating students’ progress in a friendly and enjoyable way."
- Victoria Voronyansky, Concert Violist & Educator
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Joshua teaches



Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

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, and with special arrangement at student's home or video conference.

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


Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - Present
Lousiana State University

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.

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Viola and Violin Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Ambler Music Academy

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.


Master of Music, Viola Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Lousiana State University
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts & Music
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Temple University
Associate of Arts, Music
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Montgomery County Community College


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.

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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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Photos & Videos

Photo Credit: Ryan Eda

Joshua rehearsing with colleagues at the Institute for Musicianship and Public Service at Community MusicWorks.

Testimonal by Victoria Voronyansky, Juilliard School Educator and Alumni.
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4 Reviews

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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.

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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!

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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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