Joshua Romatowski

Joshua R.

Renton, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am versatile flute performer. I consider myself to be at a professional level. I have experience performing in orchestra, chamber recitals, solo recitals, and early music groups. I have experience teaching students of every age group.

About Joshua R.

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
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.

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Cindy K.
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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!

Posted Apr 13, 2017
Cindy K.
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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.

Posted Oct 21, 2016
Wei G.
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Good lesson, will be better if the teacher have more free time to teacher more classes in a week

Posted Apr 11, 2016
Cassandra F.
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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

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Dawn W.

very encouraging

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

Posted Apr 5, 2014

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Experience

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

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.

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 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

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

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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