Doctor Joshua Gan

Doctor Joshua G.

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Discover the easiest and fastest ways to level up your Piano playing skills . With my proven methods, you can propel to a 9th year of playing caliber within 3 years or shorter!

I’m a Doctor of Music (Piano Performance & Pedagogy-Northwestern University) with 43 years of teaching experience.

I teach all ages, all levels & all styles.

I teach by ear & conventional note-reading methods. I'm fun, relax, hip, relatable & effective!

I have excellent experience with online teaching. I am currently conducting WhatsA-- & FaceT--- practice sessions with my piano students worldwide.

References are available. Sign up NOW. Tap into your secret desire of playing piano.

PS. Anything sophisticated is nothing more than a combination of many simple components. I'll help you break down the process!

About Doctor Joshua G.

Discover the easiest and fastest ways to level up your Piano playing skills. With my proven methods, you can propel to a 9th year of playing caliber within 3 years or shorter!

I’m a Doctor of Music (Piano Performance & Pedagogy-Northwestern University) with 43 years of teaching experience.

I teach all ages, all levels & all styles.

I teach by ear & conventional note-reading methods. I'm fun, relaxed, hip, relatable & effective!

I have excellent experience with online teaching. I am currently conducting Whats--p & Face---e practice sessions with my piano students worldwide.

References are available. Sign up NOW. Tap into your secret desire of playing piano.

PS. Anything sophisticated is nothing more than a combination of many simple components. I'll help you break down the process!

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Susan
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I have known Joshua for several years and have observed first hand the relationship he has with his students. He cares! Gracias para tu paciencia!

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Maureen
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Doctor Joshua has been instructing my 2 grandsons in piano at their home for many years. They are both excellent pianists, especially the 14 year old. Doctor Joshua lets them choose modern songs relevant to them and has written music for them to play. He also has recitals for his students and has had them play at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet pre-show. Their confidence has soared. I have been at my son’s home many times when my grandsons are taking their lessons and am very impressed at how Doctor Joshua is with both of them, he is very encouraging.

Posted Feb 10, 2020
PEISAN
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Joshua is attentive and enjoys teaching children. He is an experienced educator. His students get individualized lessons.

Posted Dec 24, 2019
Liza
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I highly recommend Dr. Joshua Gan for piano lessons, especially the online teaching which is very convenient and individualized. It also suits for anyone who prefer to be taught comfortably at home and at their preferred time.

More power to you Dr. Josh!

Posted Dec 14, 2019
Anastasia
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Joshua held the piano recital at our location, Shaftesury Park Retirement Residence. Our residents enjoyed the recital very much and are always happy to have Joshua's students back. The students are so talented, respectful and look up to Joshua as inspiration.

Posted Dec 14, 2019
Hayley

Great recitals. Joshua's teaching style is highly efficient. He teaches each student based on their personality, skill level learning ability.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Jackie
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Joshua and his students do a yearly recital for our retirement residence. He is very professional and a great teacher. His students sound wonderful!

Posted Dec 10, 2019
Ana

I have see him in a concert with his young students and I have noticed the kids performing are really well. Estoy muy complacida de haber escuchado un buen concierto con niños. Muchas gracias

Posted Dec 7, 2019
Mercedes
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El Sr. Joshua es un excelente profesor, me gusta su método de enseñanza, con mucha paciencia y profesionalismo.

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Carmen
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highly recommend taking piano lessons with Dr. Joshua G. He is very organized, enthusiastic and has a lot of patience. He knows how to teach children and adults, giving them incentives and confidence in learning how to play the piano and to improve with practice.

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Joe
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The kids he taught were very talented.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Fifi
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Student enjoying their performance and they well organized. They were ready, and happy to be out there.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Ayari
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Dr. Joshua is a great teacher and pianist. His knowledge and experience makes the class go smoothly. He is a very talented pianist and teacher. Thank you Dr. Joshua for your great teachings!

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Liz
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Joshua is very patient and encouraging with his students. He is also very clear with instructions. his students have opportunities to perform at venues attended by the public, for example, the Centennial Concert Hall. He is an outstanding instructor.

Posted Dec 3, 2019
Angela
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I have had the pleasure of attending multiple recitals where Doctor Joshua’s students showcased their incredible talents.
His students are always happy, and proud of their performances. Highly recommend him for his skills, professionalism, and friendliness.

He tenido el placer de asistir a múltiples recitales donde los estudiantes del doctor Joshua mostraron sus increíbles. Lo recomiendo por sus habilidades, profesionalismo y amabilidad.

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Yolanda
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I've been invited to a few recitals Joshua puts on for his students. They look like they are always having fun!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
JT
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Joshua is a good teacher with great talents. He is patience, friendly and professional.

Posted Dec 2, 2019
David
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Joshua is absolutely wonderful with his students and they all appreciate and respect him in return!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Julie
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Josh is a dedicated, caring instructor who definitely fostered a love for music in my daughter. She even practices and downloads extra music to play!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Richard
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Joshua is very friendly and he is very professional in teaching the piano.The price is also reasonable. If you’re interested please contact him!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Wayne

I write this review as an "older" student in my 50's, a beginner, who has always had the desire to play piano. I began lessons with Joshua very recently and am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn under his hand. I am already playing what I consider to be at least some very challenging pieces. I find Joshua to be very patient and affirming. He seems to know instinctly what I need to learn and what I need to do to improve my playing. He guides me through some very complicated fingering, suggests ways to make the music come alive and helps me to use my practice time more effectively. Sadly, the lesson time with Joshua always seems to pass by far too quickly. He is always very encouraging and this attitude always challenges me to practice more even though I may not feel like it. When I first made the decision to "take up the piano" I did so with some apprehension. Joshua calmed my fears and made me realize that even I, a middle aged man, can learn a new skill. He was that PUSH I needed. To that end, I highly recommend Joshua to anyone, young or old, beginner or advanced, who would like to play piano. You will never be disappointed.

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Perry
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Joshua is not just a piano teacher, he has a PHd in music pedagogy. As such, his skill at imparting a love of piano by taking a student through mastering manageable steps and instilling confidence is delightful to watch. I would recommend him highly.

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Megan
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I am so impressed with the way Joshua works with his students. From young to old their confidence shines through as they play. You can see how much his students love him and how they all share a deep love of music.

Posted Dec 1, 2019
Patricia
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Joshua is a professional instructor. His students performances are very enjoyable. Cuando vi a sus estudiantes por primera vez me fui cuenta que solo un excelente maestro estaba detrás de su presentación. Sin duda uno de los mejores.

Posted Dec 1, 2019
Iris
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Joshua is an amazing teacher, taught piano to both my daughter and I. He fosters a love for Piano, helps you reach your full potential, and keeps it fun and interesting for my daughter. Thank you Joshua!

Posted Dec 1, 2019
Helena
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Joshua is a very patient and thorough piano instructor. All his students play very well and I like that he challenges his students.

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Doreen
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Doctor Joshua Gan is a top notch teacher. He is kind and patient with his many students. He truly cares about them and their progress.

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Eda

I was very impressed to observe Joshua's child centered, supportive teaching style!

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Pauline
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Joshua is an amazing teacher for my son. He is always cheerful and uplifting. My son was well prepared for his grade seven exam.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Daniel
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Joshua is an excellent teacher. His love of music and the piano is infectious and he draws the best out of his students of all ages. I highly recommend him.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Melina
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My husband and I have two daughters ages 8 and 6. They both have been taking piano lessons with Dr. Gan for a year and a half now.  We have seen such an improvement in their ability to play and also a huge commitment from our daughters to want to learn. Dr. Gan is an excellent piano teacher and extremely committed to see his students succeed. We love having him teaching our daughters. Not only do we have a one to one classes, in person, but we have been doing lessons online as well. The online lessons are excellent and allow our children to focus and play better. We highly recommend Dr. Gan to anybody looking for an exceptional teacher!! 

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Tracey
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Our boys originally started lessons at a music school not far from our home.We were frustrated at their lack of progress over a year and a half. After speaking with a neighbour friend who's son was seeing Joshua, we reached out to schedule some lessons and have never looked back. Our boys are at completely different levels but Joshua has successfully found a way to reach both of them through music. When our schedules are too hectic for in-home lessons, Joshua has arranged to teach them online through FaceTime. Joshua's willingness to adapt to our busy lifestyle has been key to the ongoing success of our boys' lessons.

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Derek
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Joshua is an exceptional teacher. His skill and passion combined with his patience and sense of humour are largely responsible for my daughter’s love of music. I have seen her confidence grow over the years as her playing continues to improve under his guidance. Dr. Joshua has worked with her both in our home and online and we are very pleased with how he uses technology to make scheduling lessons flexible so that they can take place when it is most convenient for us. We appreciate his kindness and can’t say enough good things about his teaching style.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Derek
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Joshua is an amazing teacher. Our boys respond very well to him as he finds a way to relate to them on a personal level. I would highly recommend Joshua as a piano teacher.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Sumeshini Letchmana
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My 6 year old has developed alot of confidence and has improved tremendously learning with Joshua. We are truly pleased with her progress.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Huery
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If you are looking for an excellent teacher, Joshua is the one you're looking for. He is the finest teacher I have ever been taught by. I have done online lessons with him via video call and the quality with which he provides instruction is superb. He not only teaches you effectively and efficiently, he teaches the lessons at your pace and to suit your needs as a student. This includes adapting to your schedule and your ability. Joshua has been teaching me for many years and through my experience with other teachers, he is simply the best. If you want a great teacher who will provide you the finest instruction and is very friendly, Joshua is the one to talk to.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Miraflor
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Dr. Joshua is very patient and encouraging in teaching my kids. He is professional and able to teach well even online lessons, and also convenient. Great job Dr. Josh.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Richard
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Joshua has been teaching our children for years and he does a great job working equally well with two different personalities! I would recommend him for ALL!

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Susanne
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My children have been working with Dr. Gan for over five years. He is a wonderful piano instructor and his knowledge and love of piano is obvious. He is very patient and has a great way with children. The convenience of having him come to our home for lessons is very convenient.

Posted Nov 18, 2019

Experience

Pianist
Jan 2010 - Present

Piano Teacher / Peak Potential Trainer (via Piano Lessons)

I optimize Human Potential through Music Lessons!

Wealth Managing Member
Apr 2008 - Present

Wealth Coach for Youth

Managing passive financial investment portfolio. Working with power team members who include but not limited to: attorney, financial broker, investment agent, banker, business associate, accountant, bookkeeper, office manager, private contractor, etc. Ongoing participant of financial investment and self-improvement seminars (both online and onsite) in understanding the liquidity and volatility of the local and global economy.

Member
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010

North Central Texas College, Small Business Development Center Network

Participating in the government-funded monthly meeting to discuss various issues and challenges encountered by small business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics of discussion include bookkeeping, accounting and budgeting; understanding asset-liability-income-expense; long-term passive investment income versus W2 earned income; writing a business plan; setting 3-month to 5-year goals; market analysis; return on investment analysis; loan and grant proposals; different business entities such as sole-proprietorship, limited liability company, partnership, s-corporation and c-corporation; SBA loans (government guaranteed small business administration loans); 501C3 non-profit entity loans; 1031 exchange; Women/Diverse Business Services; FICA taxes; funding retirement with debt instead of equity; Internet marketing and etc.

Volunteer Piano Instructor
Jun 2008 - Feb 2010

Denton County Juvenile Probation

Application of "Behavior Management" through piano lessons to rehabilitate detainees with structured, disciplined and positive life building skills. Preparing detainees for piano solo performance at the graduation ceremony. Encouraging graduates to continue playing piano upon their release back to their communities.

Piano Faculty / Music Teacher
Jan 2001 - Dec 2009

Selwyn College Preparatory School

Preparing and conducting lessons for general music (history, theory and appreciation classes), piano lab and individual piano instruction. Responsible for grading students and other assignments related to school wide music productions. Directing digital keyboard ensemble and children choir. Applying technology and Internet usage in music learning. Researching application of Montessori and Kindermusik Philosophy to music learning. Functioning as performing pianist and accompanist (choir, vocalists and instrumentalists) for various school functions such as graduation commencement, social and fund-raising events. Target-marketing to expand home-school students’ enrollment in the Fine Arts and Enrichment classes.

Piano Instructor / Music Teacher / Intern for Doctoral Research Project
Sep 2000 - Jun 2003

Ogilvy Music Academy and Community School

Application of group teaching, technology and Internet in piano lessons. Researching Montessori philosophy in music learning. Directing and accompanying children choir for various musical performances.

Lecturer / Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sep 1993 - Aug 2000

Northwestern University

Supervising and evaluating undergraduate and graduate piano pedagogy majors. Registering, auditioning, interviewing prospective non-music majors for elective piano classes. Teaching keyboard musicianship classes to non-piano music majors .Teaching at the National High School Music Institute Summer Camp. Teaching preparatory piano students aged 4 to retiree (private lessons, theory, history and appreciation classes, monthly group lessons). Preparing students for the Illinois State Theory and Performance Syllabus Examinations. Directing digital keyboard ensemble

Graduate Assistant
Sep 1989 - Aug 1993

Michigan State University

Teaching private and group piano lessons. Accompanying voice major performance workshop, Choral Union and Women's Glee Club Choir. Accompanying Ballet and Modern Dance classes. Representing Music Teachers National Association, Students Chapter, at the Capital Music Teachers Association's summer workshops.

Education

Doctor of Music (Piano Performance and Pedagogy)
Jun 2003 - Present

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Master of Music (Piano Performance)
Aug 1993 - Present

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance and Pedagogy)
Aug 1989 - Present

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Malay

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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