Joshua Romatowski

Joshua R.

Renton, WA
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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
February 2004

Joshua Romatowski, 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, Olympia Symphony, the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra, and others. 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.

As well as being a prize winner 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, Pacific Music Works, Early Music Underground, and Agave Baroque. On baroque flute, Joshua has taken lessons with Janet See, Wilbert Hazelzet, Claire Guimond, Sandra Miller, Stephen Schultz, Philippe Allaine-Dupre, and Greer Ellison.

Joshua currently holds the 3rd Flute/Piccolo chair with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at Music Works Northwest. 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
Music Library

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

*** 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.

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Flute Coach
Oct 2016 - Present
Mt. Baker Middle School

3rd Flute/Piccolo
Sep 2016 - Present
Symphony Tacoma

Flute Faculty
Feb 2015 - Present
Music Works Northwest

Flute Coach
Jan 2014 - Present
Auburn Senior Highschool

Flute Coach
Jan 2014 - Present
Auburn Riverside Highschool

Baroque Flute Player
Sep 2010 - Present

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.

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Private Flute Teacher
Sep 2002 - Present

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 Coach
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Graham Kapowsin Highschool

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


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


2nd Place - Baroque Artist Competition
Aug 2015
National Flute Association
3rd Place - Orchestral Excerpt and Masterclass Competition
Aug 2015
National Flute Association
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


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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Photos & Videos

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

Performance of Che by composer Elliot Encarnacion.  SFCM, October 2011.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 - J.S. Bach.  SFCM Baroque Ensemble 2010.

Quintet Performance of Opus No. Zoo by Berio.  Spring 2012.

Pathways for Two Flutes.  Elizabeth Talbert, Joshua Romatowski.  SFCM 2013.
Maple by composer Kyle Hovatter.  SFCM, 2011.
Photo by Joshua R.

Photo by Joshua R.

Photo by Joshua R.


5 Reviews

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Cindy K. Apr 13, 2017
Flute · In home

If you're looking for a wonderful instructor, I strongly recommend Joshua. Through Joshua's broad knowledge, superb musical expertise and skillful communication, you'll love growing in your musical ability, regardless of your level. Enjoy your lessons!

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Cindy K. Oct 21, 2016
Flute · In home

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

Good lesson, will be better if the teacher have more free time to teacher more classes in a week

Cassandra F. Jul 31, 2014
Flute · In home

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

Dawn W. Apr 5, 2014
Flute ·

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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