Joshua Bonifas
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Joshua Bonifas

Joshua B.

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

We will explore the concept of music as a language, and together work to build a strong musical foundation. Our lessons will be uniquely designed toward each student's goals, skill, and confidence level.

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

About Joshua B.

Joshua is a bassist and educator currently studying at Bunker Hill College in Boston, with a focus on Music Performance and Education. A native of southern New Hampshire, he began his love of playing the bass and drums at age 14. Joshua has performed in many diverse ensembles and is greatly influenced by jazz and improvisational music. Additionally, he has studied at the annual Berklee College of Music: Bass & Percussion Groove School, and Arlington based jazz workshops at Morningside Music Studio. As an educator, he focuses on helping students achieve their goals and believes that everyone has a natural ability to learn and share in the joy of music.

Joshua currently plays in the Bunker Hill jazz band and is the bassist for the Saturday Evening Grooves Artist Residency at the Chagall Performance Arts Collective in Salem, Massachusetts.


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Great instructor with a lot of knowledge on teaching bass guitar... on time with every lesson and flexible at rescheduling classes when needed.

Posted Aug 24, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Music Instructor
Jun 2021 - Present

The MUSE Foundation

Boston based non-profit that provides music programming and community events for adults with disabilities.

Music Teacher, bass and percussion
May 2021 - Present

Music and Arts

Provides individualized lessons and guidance for beginner electric bass and percussion students of all ages.


General Music Performance and Education
Sep 2020 - Present

Bunker Hill Community College

Bass and Percussion Groove School
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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