Joshua Morgan


Washington, DC
Everything Joshua Teaches

Levels taught:

    Joshua teaches

    15 & 65
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    January 2005

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    About Joshua


    **Joshua is currently performing in the Broadway company of Les Miserables so is only teaching in person in NY and sometimes in DC.**

    As an actor, Joshua graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Judith Blazer’s 2005/2007 company of the Artist’s Crossing.
    Performance credits include roles in The Trojan Women, Godspell, Burn This, Comedy of Errors, Children of Eden, Othello, Show Boat, Sunday in the Park with George, The Chosen, Sweeney Todd..., and The Laramie Project to name a few.

    As a director, Joshua directed three sold out productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in NC and DC, received rave reviews for his work with Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), and just completed production for a series on the making of Oklahoma!. Other sporadic credits include Duets for the DC Fringe Festival, a number of independent films and countless readings, workshops and concerts.
    Joshua has worked as a Musical Director for many shows within the NY/NJ/DC tri-state area and coaches a handful of select students. The musical play, Definition of a Housewife, conceived and written by himself and Jeffery Self had a workshop production in the summer of 2006 at Columbia University.
    Most recently he appeared in Arena Stage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed the DC premiere of Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft and will next be appearing in Signature Theatre’s production of Soon by Nick Blaemire. He is also attached to a new musical (A House of Glass) about Tennessee Williams in which Joshua will be playing the prolific writer.
    Joshua is the Artistic Director of No Rules Theatre Company based out of Washington, DC and Winston-Salem, NC and sits on the board of the Artists Crossing in NY, NY.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I believe that all singing comes from the same place, technically (Opera, Musical Theatre, Pop, etc.). I work more on building a strong foundation from which everything else comes. That includes breath, placement and the stripping away of bad vocal habits that inhibit us from making healthy productive sounds. A strong foundation does usually mean having a stronger sense of your "legit" voice because it takes more work to involve your palate and breath which makes Musical Theatre/Pop seem like a piece of cake. I like to work with dedicated students who are open to challenging themselves and exploring other schools of thought in order to take themselves to the next level.

    With my actors, I start from building a foundation of a sense of truth which is inherent in all of us. We talk through/explore a number of "approaches", in order to find the individuals process. From there, we begin work on how to approach text (actions, objectives, targets, meanings, etc.)

    **Prospective students should be aware that lessons for speaking voice are geared more toward theatre training, rather than speech therapy. **

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    A space for lessons with a large library of music/plays. An upright piano.

    *** Specialties ***
    I only work on a flex schedule with my students, so when booking lessons- rather than selecting a specific day and time for lessons, we schedule each lesson from week to week as we go. I have lots of open hours for teaching, though they are not reflected on my calendar, as my schedule tends to fluctuate.

    I have a strong background in musical theatre but believe that it all comes from the same place. Good technique is good technique which stems from more of a "classical" background. Bel canto, if you will. It's like dancing. Dancers who study ballet are much better dancers than those who don't because they have a strong foundation from which to work.

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    Actors' Equity Association

    Jan 2011

    Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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    22 Reviews on Joshua M. - FLEX LESSONS ONLY!

    Matthew S. Aug 7, 2015
    Film Acting · In studio
    Verified Student
    Joshua is an incredible instructor with an amazing talent. His ability to get to know you, as an individual and cater his expertise to make his students better is unparalleled. I would recommend Joshua to anyone who would give me the time. Truly, an amazing person and instructor.
    Logan C. Jul 27, 2015
    Broadway Singing · In studio
    Verified Student
    He is very detailed in getting to know what makes you what you are and where you come from. There is an established unconditional comfortability and confidence that he brings when talking to about your history and future goals, and unquestionable intrigue of interest that helps him figure out what it is you want out of a lesson, critique, or and experience.
    Overall he is very involved in actually helping you developed yourself and your craft towards what ever direction you wish to take it. Highly recommend one of his lessons and experience as a mentor
    Amelia N. Jul 20, 2015
    Shakespearean Acting · In studio
    Verified Student
    Joshua is an awesome teacher. He will go out of his way to help you however he can. I have a masters in acting and wanted to find someone that was both knowledgable and encouraging. He is both! He has helped me think about my goals...and have fun. This guy rocks.
    Bianca M. Jun 4, 2015
    Acting · In studio
    Verified Student
    Joshua Morgan is an extroadinary teacher! He knows what he's talking about; very knowledgeable about the business. He gave me tips and pointers of things that I needed to know. He will also tell you the absolute truth because he wants you to succeed, which I love. He expands your mind and helps you be prepared before heading into the industry because its no piece of cake, but he encourages you every step of the way. He also made me feel comfortable and he's very patient. I'm very glad to have met him. Its not the end, but only the beginning with him.
    Beverly C. May 18, 2015
    Opera Voice · In studio
    Verified Student
    Joshua is great at his craft. I spent a lot of time since I moved to the East Coast looking for an voice coach who understand what my voice needed. Joshua stepped right in and put into words what I have been trying to tell other for a long time. He's truthful and I know I can trust what he say. That was important to me. I want to say you Joshua. I now have something to look forward to.
    Lisa E. Jan 2, 2014
    Verified Student

    Joshua is great to work with, knowledgable, professional, patient, fun, and has a great teaching style.
    Chao X. Oct 31, 2013
    Verified Student
    Thanks Joshua!

    Lessons with Joshua are the highlights of my week. I'm a busy professional who works ~60 hour weeks every week, but lessons with Joshua motivates me to practice on top of that.

    Firstly, he is a great singer himself, works in the theater business and performs regularly - which is what you want in a teacher (you don't want do _learn_ from someone who don't _do_ what he/she's teaching). A well-trained singer like him can recognize instantly what you're doing wrong and what needs to be done to fix it. He has well-developed ideas ready for you to utilize to improve your technique. They include analogies, ways to think about your body and your resonators, etc. His teaching also helps you understand what you need to do to sing in a particular style (in which you may not always want to sing "correctly") and what is healthy for your voice vs what is not.

    Secondly, his lessons are enormously fun. He achieves a great balance of keeping things light and keeping things professional. We get work done each lesson but it never feels like work. I always leave lessons feeling like it was too short. I would probably book three-hour lessons every time if I could.
    Katie B. Jul 2, 2013
    Verified Student
    Joshua is wonderful!

    I've always wanted to learn how to sing, but was too insecure/too uncertain to know where to start. Joshua has been amazing at teaching an absolute beginning, from how to correctly breathe, to learning how to match pitch, to recently making it through one of my first songs successfully. Joshua is incredibly warm and supportive; I highly recommend him as a teacher!!
    DoyleZ May 16, 2012
    Thank You Josh!

    Wow, what can I say. I came to Josh timid, unconfident, with no idea how to sing. I wanted to sing an a capella arrangement for my wife at our wedding and Josh certainly helped me along.What a world of difference from when I started to left. Very patient, understanding vocal coach, will challenge and inspire his students..Thank you Josh! I could not have done it without you.
    AdelaL May 15, 2012

    Joshua is a superb teacher at many levels. He is insightful and intuitive, and at the same time, very technical and talented. Last but not least, he is also patient and kind. He is perhaps the best teacher I've ever had (and, believe me, I went to school for a long time!).