- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
My teaching style focuses firstly on healthy singing technique --- finding ways to sing that are sustainable, healthy, appropriate, and easy to understand. From there, I work with students on musicality and expression, basic music theory and sightreading, and exploring new repertoire and styles.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I received my bachelor's degree in Voice from Susquehanna University, where I served as a student voice teacher and a music theory tutor. I am currently completing my master's degree in musicology at Mason Gross School of the Arts, where I also studied opera performance, taught undergraduate music surveys, privately tutored Diction, and directed opera department productions.
I have participated in a number of different musical ensembles and performances including operas, recitals, choirs, a cappella groups, musicals, and liturgical music.
Through my own vocal journey, I have worked with numerous teachers, voice professionals and medical specialists concerning vocal faults and health issues. This has fostered my pedagogical understanding of the voice and my emphasis on vocal health.
My approach with students is to find a natural, healthy, and unique sound that comes with good technique, care of the voice, and musical knowledge. Supplemented by regular practice, my lessons will address the individual needs of every student; just like a fingerprint, every voice is unique and presents unique challenges.
In addition to voice lessons, I teach beginning piano and music theory lessons, establishing a firm musical foundation for those who wish to supplement their voice lessons or improve their performance on another instrument.
Leads the tenor section of the choir and serves as soloist, leader of song, and cantor at Sacred Heart Catholic church in South Plainfield, NJ.
Teaches Introduction to Music online to undergraduate students. The course covers the basics of music theory, classical music history, jazz history, world music, and music in popular culture.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men &amp;quot;who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America.&amp;quot;+ Read More
Joshua is adept in understanding his pupils-their favored style of music, learning threshold, and what motivates them to sing at their level best. He is fun and patient. I recommend Joshua to everyone.
Joshua is an excellent voice teacher! He employs patience, care, and a unique approach with each student. He has extensive knowledge of a number of musical styles, allowing students to explore and dive into many different genres. He places an emphasis on healthy and natural vocal production for students of all ages, which is so incredibly important. His demeanor is always friendly and inviting, and he creates an easy and comfortable atmosphere for learning with his warm personality. I would recommend him to friends and family in a heartbeat!+ Read More