Joshua Freimark
Fort Lee, NJ
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Joshua Freimark

Joshua F.

Fort Lee, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm an NASM certified personal trainer

About Joshua F.

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children.

I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on music theory. Whatever you desire to learn, I can teach!

And not just music---I'm also a certified personal trainer, academic tutor, chess teacher, and anything else you would desire to learn. If I have one flaw, it is that I have too many interests.

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Joshua G.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!

Posted Sep 13, 2021
Adam F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great as always!

Posted Aug 24, 2021
AJ
Profile-location-online Online

Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.

Posted Aug 21, 2021
Erica F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My son had such a great time and was learning new moves from the outset.

Posted Aug 18, 2021
Patrick
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Josh was very professional and my son, who can be off-standish, absolutely loved working with him! looking forward to watching his skills grow.

Posted Jul 28, 2021
Judith
Profile-location-online Online

Great Piano instructor. Selected great pieces for my son to practice with. Really appreciate the flexibility and the teaching style!

Posted Jul 28, 2021
AARUSH
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess.

Posted Jul 22, 2021
Marisha K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My son is learning piano and chess with josh. We live in Brooklyn and he’s coming from nj. He’s always on time (even in a thunderstorm)!!! He’s patient but firm with my 5 year old son who’s extremely fidgety and at times absent minded! He’s a very by the book kind of guy and ensures that my son understands the foundation before moving ahead!

Posted Jun 28, 2021
George
Profile-location-online Online

Joshua is great my 6 years old seems very interested to continue learning

Posted Jun 21, 2021
anya
Profile-location-home Student's Home

excellent !!

Posted Jun 17, 2021
Randy
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Excellent introduction to harmonica. Taught notes and scales. Basics presented clearly.

Posted May 6, 2021
Karthik V.
Profile-location-online Online

Very good instructor. Patient yet strict. My kids are making good progress.

Posted May 2, 2021
Christa L.
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher for my 6 yr. old son!

Posted Apr 15, 2021
Jinshuo Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great instructor, my 4.5 year old daughter loves his classes.

Posted Mar 28, 2021
Yahweh
Profile-location-online Online

So far so Good! First class today my son was excited when he finished class.

Posted Mar 27, 2021
Crystal Cohen
Profile-location-online Online

Patient and nice teacher!

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Mayur
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Josh is very patient and thorough. He is very methodical in his teaching methods and provides the requisite materials to practice. My child looks forward to his sessions.

Posted Mar 13, 2021
Golsa Y.
Profile-location-online Online

We are happy to have him as my daughters’s piano Teacher. Thank you

Posted Mar 12, 2021
Nastaran Y.
Profile-location-online Online

He is on time , professional and knows his job .
Thank you Joshua

Posted Mar 5, 2021
Tess T.
Profile-location-online Online

Mr. Joshua was great! Very talented teacher. Straight forward and very understanding. Txs!

Posted Mar 5, 2021
Manu
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Joshua is teaching online sax classes to my 6 yrs old. It’s only been a few weeks and we can already see a difference. I recommend Josh to anybody who is looking for teaching sax to their young kids. He is extremely patient and knows his ways to get them to learn. Thank you Josh! We greatly appreciate your efforts!!

Posted Mar 3, 2021
Vishnu
Profile-location-online Online

We are just 3 lessons in with harmonica for our 13 y/o son. My son has already shown lots or progress. Josh is patient and flexible. Communication and getting his zoom links was very frustrating to start out.

Posted Mar 2, 2021
Sanju V.
Profile-location-online Online

We had issues connecting with Joshua. He had sent us a zoom link at the very last minute and even though we had an hour long class, the zoom link expired in 40 minutes. we are hoping for a better experience next week.

thanks!

Posted Feb 16, 2021
Soe
Profile-location-online Online

good

Posted Feb 12, 2021
Thalia
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Amazing instructor! Very patient (even with adults), on time and super personable. Looking forward to the next session.

Posted Feb 12, 2021
Joshua
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent!

Posted Jan 24, 2021
Lawrence (.
Profile-location-online Online

Joshua was prompt, pleasant and to the point. I am eager to see how things progress. Very good for a first lesson.

Posted Jan 23, 2021
Carol H.
Profile-location-online Online

Great experience! Great guy and knows his stuff

Posted Jan 19, 2021
Kama M.
Profile-location-online Online

Josh gave my son lessons (my son is 7) on harmonica. He worked great and was my son is loved the experience.

Posted Jan 19, 2021
Eva
Profile-location-online Online

We highly recommend classes with Josh! He is very friendly, patient and fun! My husband really, really enjoyed the lesson!

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Alvin S.
Profile-location-online Online

Good instructor . My son was very happy with the first chess lesson and excited for his next class . Thank you!

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Sosanna K.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

First lesson. I think Josh was a patient, kind instructor, very methodical and instructive.
Great to have him as a teacher.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Zoey
Profile-location-online Online

Joshua was wonderful for our first violin lesson, we can't wait for our next lesson. He is very knowledgeable and good with kids.

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Dee F.
Profile-location-online Online

Great chess instructor. My daughter just turned 5. Instructor is firm yet relaxed with her. She enjoys her chess lessons very much.

Posted Dec 28, 2020
Lisa
Profile-location-online Online

Joshua was a patient and informative chess teacher! He made it fun and interesting. As a beginner, I'd recommend him.

Posted Dec 19, 2020
Maria
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We are glad to have Joshua as my 13-year old daughter's piano teacher. My daughter enjoyed taking piano lessons with Joshua. He is punctual and patient in teaching my daughter the necessary skills to be ready for NYSSMA.

Posted Dec 7, 2020
Alan
Profile-location-online Online

Straightforward, and a good instructor!

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Ramon L.
Profile-location-online Online

energetic and straightfoward.

Posted Nov 28, 2020
Evelyn V.
Profile-location-online Online

Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend

Posted Nov 18, 2020
Tracie
Profile-location-online Online

My 14 year old son really enjoys taking piano lessons from Joshua. Joshua is patient, but also fast paced, so your time paid for is used effectively.

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Emmanuelle
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Josh was patient, thoughtful, and polite! He did an excellent job setting up our first lesson and really was invested in teaching our daughter as much as he could during our session. An excellent role model for children and very easy to talk to as an adult. We recommend!

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Jessenia
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joshua has been a great teacher for my 11 year old son! My son is learning how to play the saxophone and even though he's had no experience playing any type of instruments, he's learning a lot because Joshua's a great teacher. He's patient and kind with him and I would recommend him to anyone that's looking to learn something new!

Posted Oct 12, 2020
Calista
Profile-location-online Online

Josh is very professional and serious about teaching chess. He teaches my 9 year old daughter and she is learning fast. I asked him to make sure my daughter states the rules before each move and he does a great job at that. He is very nice and we feel very comfortable with him. He doesn't joke around or waste time. I like that especially when dealing with kids. We will continue our classes with him. My daughter will take a few mins to get started and he starts the time when she's ready.

Posted Oct 12, 2020
Matt
Profile-location-online Online

Josh is a no nonsense teacher. I liked that we got right into it the first lesson so to speak. We had to use FaceTime instead of zoom so it was a little hard for me to hear, but he was very patient and repeated instructions many times.

Posted Oct 11, 2020
Mal'akhi
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great teacher

Posted Oct 10, 2020
Wendy ..
Profile-location-online Online

My 7 year daughter likes taking chess lessons with Mr. Josh. He is kind and smart, a very good instructor for children.

Posted Oct 8, 2020
HYUN
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jonathan (7 year old) loves learning chess from Joshua....Joshua makes each session as a fun, which is a most important factor, for young students / pupils. Joshua’s calm and collective demeanor as a teacher will bring best of interest / focus from each of his students....
Highly recommend him as an instructor, especially for younger pupils...

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Baheejah B.
Profile-location-online Online

Great instructor, positive demeanor!

Posted Sep 17, 2020
Mendel
Profile-location-online Online

Connects well to kids

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Owen
Profile-location-online Online

Joshua was great for my 10 year old son. He enjoyed playing!

Posted Jul 1, 2020
mikhail
Profile-location-online Online

Really great teacher who has a great connection to kids

Posted Jun 26, 2020
Layana
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Josh was so sweet and patient! It was a bit of a tricky time having online classes with the kids, but he made it fun for them to stay engaged!

I learned a lot from my first class already, looking forward to the next one 👌🏽

Posted Jun 4, 2020
Stephen S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joshua was exactly what I hoped for. Right on time, very personable and a great teacher.

Posted Dec 10, 2018

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Apr 2019 - Present

Children's Museum of the Arts

I teach children many different artistic media at this museum: computer animation, music, and more. I also work with special needs children.

Martial Arts Master
Jan 2017 - Feb 2019

Sensory Taekwondo

I actually taught kung fu and jiujitsu, but I did indeed teach at this martial arts school. I taught several classes here, one of which was for autistic children.

Music Teacher
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

Farrington's Music

I taught here in my old hometown of Somerset, NJ, until I moved away. I taught saxophone and piano.

Education

MA, Museum Studies
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

San Francisco State University

BS, BA
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Rutgers University

Languages

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Personal Trainer
Jun 2017

NASM

What? I'm a personal trainer too?! Yes indeed, I have a lot of experience teaching people in various fields.

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