Joshua Botzenhart

Joshua B.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
We'll work on the basics of harmony through the guitar! Learn new chords, scales, how to create your own music, tips on recording, and jam along with me. Let's have fun!

About Joshua B.

I want to share my passion and knowledge of music with you!

I've been involved with music for as long as I can remember, and being classically trained in piano & trombone for years as a young person set me off to teach others the love of music!

I started teaching private lessons in 2003, and have worked in performance ensembles, recording studios, bands, and other assorted musical areas throughout that time.

I've gained teaching experience through summer camps, private instruction, workshops, and online curriculum.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to each student's individual goals, and can be as interdisciplinary as they may like. I am always open to suggestions from both parents and students, so let me know what I can do to make your lessons the best they can be.

A typical lesson would include some of the following elements:


- Hand stretches
- History and culture - info on influential composers/musicians.
- œReview - on previously learned material.
- Sight Reading
- œScales - review, learning, and performance.
- Solo Piece - continued work until mastery.
- Homework Assignment

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Assorted guitars for accompaniment (classical, electric, steel string acoustic)
-iMac desktop with Logic Pro 9 recording studio, and Garageband for instruction of MIDI and Production
-Mandolin
-Ukulele
-Djembe
-Bongos
-Shakers, tambourines, and other assorted instruments!


*** Specialties ***
Player, historian, and perpetual student in the areas of American jazz, blues, soul, r&b, and funk.

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Linn
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My son (8) and daughter (6) have been taking piano lessons with Josh and they've both been having a lot of fun AND learning a lot. Josh keeps it light, but makes sure that his students are learning the theory needed to really progress. I would HIGHLY recommend Josh!!!

Posted Dec 7, 2015
Holly D.
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Josh has been the most kind and patient of any instructors I have ever had! He is knowledge-able, is always finding new ways to connect the right practice and knowledge with his students, and completely dedicated in making sure the student has fun! He is good with anyone of any age and music range and will always take the time to review. I sadly could not continue with him due to my schedule and inability to make the time to practice and attend lessons, but I would recommend him to any aspiring musician looking to enhance his/her musical abilities. You cannot get any better than Josh!

Posted Aug 19, 2015
Jill L.
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Josh is a Great teacher! More patience with my son than I have at times! He was very good at explaining the basic concepts behind the lessons. Josh is always on time and ready to get started. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone that is interested in getting their kids started in music.

Posted May 27, 2015
Nicholas H.
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Joshua has been teaching our kids, aged 6 and 8, piano and guitar for almost a year and the experience has been wonderful, both for us as parents, and our children. Joshua connected quickly and easily with our children while at the same time commanding their respect. His methodology works well with their age group and skill level. Joshua has always been extremely professional, punctual, and courteous; I highly recommend him!

Posted May 21, 2015
Benny S.
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Josh is an amazing musician and teacher. His knowledge of music is absolutely incredible and he makes understanding things very easy. He has great patients and is a fun guy to be around. He makes the learning experience extremely fun. I look forward to my lessons each and every week. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a fun upbeat teacher you can enjoy spending time and learning with. I am more than happy with Josh and how he has helped me!!!!

Posted Dec 3, 2014
Jesse/ Robin F.
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Josh is AMAZING!!!! His creativity with the lessons has not only kept the interest and attention of all 3 of my kids but have them excited for "Piano Day" every week at our home. His enthusiasm and love for music makes it seem so easy to teach the kids! Josh will definitely be a part of our weekly schedule for years to come!!!!

Posted Nov 3, 2014
Erin W.
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Josh is teaching piano to my six year old daughter and piano and guitar to my nine year old son. Both of my children love their lessons with Josh and are learning a great deal from him. Josh teaches information and skills that need to known to help the children advance as musicians while keeping the lessons interesting and fun. Josh is very easy to get along with and responsive to the needs of students, I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Jun 18, 2014
Luz C.
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Joshua has been a great instructor for my daughters 15 and 13 yrs. old. At this age it can be tricky to build trust and feel comfortable with an instructor. They have been playing and singing since January and I love hearing them laugh together and am enjoying seeing the progress. I feel very fortunate to have found an enthusiastic instructor for my girls. And the greatest thing is that they are practicing together! Love it!

Posted Jun 10, 2014
Lisa H.

Great experience

Josh has been teaching my 7 year old daughter to play guitar. She has had about 5 lessons and every week that goes by, she is more excited for Josh to get here to learn. He has been so patient with her. We've appreciated that and also his clear commitment in helping her achieve her best.
We like his style of teaching. He comes prepared and gives us a plan for the week. She is very young, but he has managed to get her to understand.
It has been such a pleasant experience. We anticipate having Josh in our lives for quite a while!

Posted Feb 16, 2014
Lauren O.

Rockin Guitar Lessons

Before Josh I had never picked up a guitar. After talking with him I bought a guitar and took lessons. With his patients, persistence, and teaching abilities I learned how to play the guitar. I will never forget the first song he taught me how to play, Time of Your Life by Green Day. While he was my teacher he played at family gathers and events. He has become more than a teacher to my family and I.
I would recommend him to anybody who wants to learn how to play or wants to become a better guitar player.
Thank you Josh!

Posted Nov 13, 2013
Maria H.

Excellent guitar lessons

Josh B. is an excellent instructor and an extremely talented musician. He has a great personality and works well with children of all ages.

As a homeschool family we liked the flexibility in scheduling lessons early in the day. It was also very convenient that he came to our home to give each child individual lessons. Josh created a high school level beginning guitar course for our family and provided documentation for our portfolio.

Both of my children loved his lessons, which turned out to be one of their favorite classes taken during high school.

Posted Nov 12, 2013

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Experience

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present

In-Home Music Teacher: Denver, CO

Teaching in-home private music lessons to the Denver, CO area!

Private Music Instructor
Jul 2003 - Present

Self-Operated

Teaching in-home music lessons in guitar and piano.

Visual Arts Educator
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Appel Farm

Taught small group curriculum, special topics classes, workshops, and acted as a mentor for students working in both music and the visual arts. Seasonal position.

Education

B.A. Fine Arts
Aug 2004 - Aug 2009

The University of South Florida

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Nationally Selected Songwriter for Recording Competition
May 2004

"MIX" Nashville, TN

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