Hello! My name is Josh, I'm a music & technology specialist, and I'd love to be your new teacher! I graduated with a Master's in Music (with focuses in composition and classical guitar) from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. All throughout school, though, I was always keeping up with programming as a side gig and (let's be honest) a fallback plan. I've been both playing music and programming since I was eight years old, and to this day, music and coding are my two biggest passions! That curious combination led to a five year stint teaching music technology courses at Vanderbilt University, involving everything from traditional classical music study to programming synthesizers. I also occasionally contributed to faculty concerts with classical guitar. When that stint ended, I decided to turn my attention to private lessons once again, so here we are! Today, I consider myself an expert in three things: guitar, digital signal processing, and Python! In particular, I'm a classically trained guitarist and composer, although I've also played lots of rock, metal, and lately, jazz. When it comes to DSP, I can teach you all about how to create new, unique sounds with Pure Data, including creating brand new synthesizers from scratch. With Python, I'm most comfortable in video game development. I can, of course, cover the business side of things too, but making video games is my real passion in the world of coding. I love teaching students of all ages about any (or all) of the subjects I love. I believe nobody should feel limited to practicing a single skill or hobby, so I'd love to teach you a new skill today! Hope to teach you soon!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2011
Master of Music
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Josh has been so great teaching my 13 year old son! He looked forward to every class and ended up with a project that he really loves.
Josh is hands down the best! I've taken lessons from several different teachers, but he took the time to get to know my level and what I needed to get to the next. He is kind and compassionate about his work and enjoys sharing his knowledge and gift with his students. I highly recommend him as a teacher. Can't wait to learn more!
I've never played an instrument before and I am older, but Josh was patient and very easy to learn from. I loved taking classes from him! He is very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys teaching others. I highly recommend him whether you are new like me, or need to hone your skills!