Joshua Romatowski

Joshua R.

Renton, WA

About Joshua R.

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Joshua teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: February 2004
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Joshua, a flutist, has been praised for his ability to “allow each note to sound with its own expressive qualities” (San Francisco Examiner). Joshua’s playing has been described as “elegantly shaped” (San Francisco Examiner) and possessing “graceful intimacy” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Joshua holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an Artist Diploma in Early Music from the Cornish College of the Arts. Joshua has appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Healdsburg, and the St. Claire Shores Symphony. Joshua was a finalist in the National Flute Association's Orchestral Excerpt Competition and a winner of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Frances Walton Competition.

In addition to being a finalist in the National Flute Association's Baroque Artist Competition, Joshua has appeared in concert on baroque flute in every major city on the West Coast with the American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Byron Schenkman and Friends concert series, Early Music Underground, Agave Baroque, Queen City Musicians, Live Oak Baroque, the Pacific Bach Project, MUSA, and The Albany Consort. On baroque flute, Joshua has taken lessons with Janet See, Sandra Miller, Wilbert Hazelzet, Stephen Schultz, Philippe Allaine-Dupre, and Greer Ellison.

Joshua is currently on faculty at Music Works Northwest, in Bellevue, WA. Joshua’s primary teachers have been Timothy Day, Marianne Gedigian, Jeffery Zook, and Janet See.


*** Lesson Details ***
Joshua believes in giving students the tools to express and perform at their highest level by instilling a strong sense of core fundamentals and musical awareness. With these tools, students can leave lessons inspired and with a clear idea of how to improve during their private practice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Three music stands
Metronome
Tuner
Music Library

*** Travel Equipment ***
One to three music stands
Metronome
Tuner

*** Specialties ***
Orchestral performance and auditioning
Solo recital preparation and performance
Competition preparation and performance
Concerto preparation and performance
Piccolo Performance
Historical performance practice on baroque flute.

Photos and Videos

Amy Taylor, Joshua Romatowski, Jeff Zook. Detroit Symphony Orchestra June 2011.

Experience

Flute Faculty

Feb 2015 - Present
Music Works Northwest

Flute Coach

Sep 2014 - Present
Graham Kapowsin Highschool

Flute Coach

Jan 2014 - Present
Auburn Riverside Highschool

Flute Coach

Jan 2014 - Present
Auburn Senior Highschool

Baroque Flute Player

Sep 2010 - Present
Freelancer

I have devoted myself to the study of historically informed performance practice on the baroque flute. I have appeared with numerous groups on the west coast. I have performed with American Bach Soloists, MUSA, and the Albany Consort in San Francisco, as well as the Pacific Bach Project in San Diego.

Recently I finished an artist diploma program at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington on baroque flute.

Orchestral Flute Player

Sep 2004 - Present
Freelancer

I am very experienced as an orchestral flute. I have subbed with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Healdsburg, Dearborn Symphony, and the Southern Great Lakes Symphony. I have performed in student orchestras at both UT Austin and SFCM, as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Flute/Piccolo.

Private Flute Teacher

Sep 2002 - Present
Freelancer

I have been teaching private flute lessons to a wide range of students for over 10 years.

I have also coached flute sectionals as well as flute choir.

Flute Teacher

Oct 2011 - May 2013
Young Musician's Program

I tough private flute lessons to students ranging from middle school to highschool. These students would otherwise not be able to afford private lessons had they not been a part of YMP.

3rd Flute/Piccolo

Sep 2004 - May 2006
St. Claire Shores Symphony

Education

Artist Diploma in Early Music

Sep 2013 - May 2014
Cornish College of the Arts

Master's of Music

Aug 2010 - May 2012
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Bachelors of Music

Aug 2006 - May 2010
University of Texas at Austin

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2nd Place - Baroque Artist Competition

Aug 2015
National Flute Association

3rd Place - Orchestral Excerpt and Masterclass Competition

Aug 2015
National Flute Association

Semi-Finalist

May 2015
Myrna Brown Competition

Winner of the Walter Frances Competition

Jun 2014
Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

Early Music America Summer Workshop Scholarship

Apr 2014
Early Music America

3rd Place - Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition

Apr 2014
Seattle Flute Society

Winner of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition

Apr 2013
SFCM Baroque Ensemble

Artist in Residence

Jan 2013
Concerts in Marin Concert Series

Affiliations

National Flute Association

Feb 2006

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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4 Reviews on Joshua R.

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Cindy K. Oct 21, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Joshua is a wonderfully talented and skilled musician AND communicator. His heart is in his work, and his teaching style is encouraging and supportive. I'm an older student (senior actually) revisiting my past love of the flute. My hour lesson flies by and it always ends with me feeling I've learned a lot. Thanks, Joshua, for being the fine teacher you are! My four stars "Great Experience" is a five star.
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Wei G. Apr 11, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Good lesson, will be better if the teacher have more free time to teacher more classes in a week
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Cassandra F. Jul 31, 2014
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Joshua is a wonderful teacher to my daughter. He has helped encourage her in all aspects of her musical abilities. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for flute lessons from beginning to advanced
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Dawn W. Apr 5, 2014
Flute
Verified Student
very encouraging

Joshua is a very reliable and punctual teacher. He is encouraging and patient. My daughter really enjoys lesson time with him.
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