Joshua Garvey

Joshua G.

Watertown, MA

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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

I am a seasoned piano and voice instructor, with ten years teaching experience, offering in home lessons. During high school and college, I studied piano and pedagogy with Helen Smith Tarchalski, a graduate of the Peabody Institute and student of both Leon Fleisher and Fernando Laires, through whom I share a direct student/teacher line to Beethoven and Chopin, respectively. Over the course of my undergraduate degree at Towson University I also studied vocal pedagogy under Phillip Collister, and studied privately under grammy award winning tenor Aaron Sheehan. I hold advanced degrees in voice performance, music history, chamber music, and historical keyboards from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where I studied with harpsichordist/fortepianist Vivian Montgomery and countertenor Ian Howell. Contact me to set up a free consultation, which includes a short lesson/evaluation of a potential student and an interview between myself and the student's parents.

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Experience

Piano and Voice Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
Music 101

Lessons given in voice and piano. Instructing students of all ages in music theory, healthy technique, and expressivity. Preparing students for yearly solo recitals. Coaching small ensembles (four hand piano, and violin and piano), and preparing ensembles for biannual recitals. Leading group classes, and presenting short lecture recitals

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Piano and Voice Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Private Studio

I have maintained ongoing private studios in Baltimore, and now Boston, offering vocal and piano lessons to children and adults wishing to enrich their lives through the study of music

Piano and Voice Instructor
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Music and Arts

Lessons to students ages 6-15 in piano, and 13-30 in voice. Instruction in music theory, technique, and expressivity. Assigning appropriate level repertoire for instructional purposes. Group instruction on electric keyboards for store promotional events

Piano Instructor
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Playtime Piano

Driving house to house in the greater Baltimore area giving piano lessons to children ages 6-12

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma, Early Music
Sep 2015 - May 2016
The Longy School of Music
Master of Music, Early Music
Sep 2013 - May 2015
The Longy School of Music
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Towson University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency

1 Review

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Janet Apr 8, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

My 6 year old daughter studies with Josh, and we love him. He's very friendly and accessible, and pushes my daughter make the best improvements she can while also maintaining a positive and encouraging attitude. Josh is very organized about how he conducts his lessons, and is great about communicating with me about what my daughter needs to work on for the week. Definitely recommend!

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