Joshua Bonifas
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Joshua Bonifas

Joshua B.

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Beginner, Intermediate
I love to help others discover the joy of playing the bass! I believe every person is musical and everyone has the ability to learn to play an instrument, no matter how young or old.

Our lessons will explore the concept of music as a language, and together we will work to build a musical foundation with the student's goals in mind. Lessons will focus on the student's musical goals and aspirations, and be personally designed for each student's skill and confidence level. We will utilize your favorite music to learn the basics of music theory in a low stress environment, and begin training in the art of group performance.

Feel free to send me a message with any questions. I look forward to working with you!

About Joshua B.

Joshua is a bassist, educator, and composer based in the Greater Boston area. He is currently a full-time student at Bunker Hill College in Boston, MA with a focus on Music Education. Additionally, Joshua has studied at the annual Berklee College of Music Bass & Percussion Groove School, and Arlington based Morningside Music Studio.

Growing up a lover of all things music, he began playing the bass at the age of 14. Joshua has performed in many diverse ensembles ranging from Jazz, Motown, Funk, Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, Punk Rock, and Improvisational music. Joshua currently plays in the Bunker Hill jazz band and is the bassist for Saturday Evening Grooves at the Chagall Performing Arts Collective in Salem, Massachusetts.

Educational interests include: Complete Beginners, Aspiring Bassists/Groove Enthusiasts, and Adult Learners. Lessons focus on reaching student goals, beginner music theory, viewing music as a language, relating the journey of learning an instrument to familiar aspects within a student's life, and preparing to play the bass in a band setting.

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Phoebe
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I highly recommend Josh to anyone who wants to begin or improve their bass skills. He has so much passion and knowledge to share, and he does so in a way that makes you feel entirely at ease. The way he explains music theory and playing techniques/exercises makes things so simple to understand and work with, even as a total beginner. Knowledge and proficiency aside, he's also a joy to learn from and talk to! Every time I have a lesson I feel more inspired and motivated than before. My only complaint is I wasn't learning from him sooner!

Posted Apr 17, 2021
Ken
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Josh is exceptional in playing bass guitar. His overall demeanor and musical prowess, coupled with his enthusiasm of constantly expanding his abilities, only adds to his reputation of being an excellent teacher. I highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 15, 2021
Katrina
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It has been great learning about music from Josh! His thirst of learning all he can about music and his passion for music is incredible. He is a very down to earth instructor and I look forward to learning more from him.

Posted Apr 14, 2021
Chantel
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Nothing but great experiences w/ Josh! He teaches with patience & passion. I felt extremely comfortable & relaxed. No questions I had ever felt stupid. He explains concepts thoroughly & simply while catering towards ur personal learning style.

Posted Apr 12, 2021
Justin
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Best instructor I’ve come by! I’m hearing impaired so music has always been an harder for me as is. However Joshua is very patient and has great teaching methods! I’m very happy with the results and will be returning for more!

Posted Apr 12, 2021

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