Joshua Rodriguez
Denton, TX
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Joshua Rodriguez

Joshua R.

Denton, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! My name is Josh, and I am an experienced player of 10 successful years. Throughout my career, I have gained experience and wisdom from some of the best teachers in the country, and consequently I’ve been able to perform in prestigious ensembles and place in international competitions. With my experience, I have extensive knowledge of how to significantly improve my students’ playing to an extremely high level, and how to apply my teaching skills to better students in various music-related things like auditions, performances, and fundamental playing. I teach very individualized lessons, with lesson plans always focusing on the student and their needs. Most importantly, I know that the best way to motivate and inspire students is to make them feel empowered and excited to play, which is what I always aim to do with a lighthearted and fun atmosphere. If you’re interested in talking with me further, or want to schedule a lesson, please feel free to reach out!

About Joshua R.

Hello, my name is Josh! I have been playing clarinet for 10 years now, and am currently 2 semesters away from obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance at the University of North Texas, studying under the tutelage of Dr. Kimberly Cole Luevano. Due to fantastic teachers throughout my years of playing, I have been able to enjoy an extremely successful career, with notable achievements such as placing in semifinals of the University of North Texas’s Concerto Competition, and placing 3rd prize in the International Clarinet Association’s Young Artist Competition in the spring of 2020. I have many exciting performance opportunities in my future, as well!

In my highly individualized lessons, students can expect to go over basic fundamental playing habits that will help build their tone, technique and facility, and musical expression from week to week. Fundamentals are always the key in order to successfully play clarinet, so it is vital that good habits and practices are formed early in one’s career to get a better sense of how one should play the clarinet. Everything from proper air support to embouchure setup to finger position to articulation we go over; if a student feels like they are struggling in any particular place, I offer multiple strategies and resources to help them overcome their struggles!

I also feel a welcoming and supportive learning environment is key to help foster great playing ability; I am always focused on the positives and building both myself and my students up, as often critiquing can leave all parties feeling down and unmotivated. If you’d like to ask me more questions, or are interested in taking a lesson, please don’t hesitate to reach out, as it would be a pleasure to teach you!

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Experience

Symphony Orchestra
Jan 2020 - May 2020

University of North Texas

Performed Bb clarinet with the UNT Symphony Orchestra

Wind Symphony
Aug 2019 - May 2020

University of North Texas

Performed clarinet (Bb, Bass, ContraBass) with the UNT Wind Symphony.

Education

Music Performance
Aug 2018 - Present

University of North Texas

Music Performance
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Rocky Ridge Music Festival

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

3rd Prize at Young Artist Competition
Jun 2020

International Clarinet Association

Affiliations

International Clarinet Association
Jan 2020
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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