Joshua Weinstein
San Diego, CA
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Joshua Weinstein

Joshua W.

San Diego, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Patient, flexible, experienced, creative, and student-centered instruction across all styles, ages and abilities. Josh's integrative approach begins with skills you already have and develops those you will need going forward--including rhythm, sight-reading, improvisation, composition, two-hand independence, and more. Josh is a highly resourceful teacher who excels in helping students "find" the music (and musician) that is already inside them.

About Joshua W.

Josh provides patient, flexible, resourceful instruction designed around your goals. He works with students' current strengths and abilities to craft a personalized and highly effective instructional approach that is unique to each student. Even if you have never touched a musical instrument, you already have many of the skills you need to play one; the trick is to find the connection. Josh helps you make fast and effective progress from the beginning, and keeps applying the same personalized resourcefulness as you progress through the learning process.

Josh is a working/touring pianist, organist, educator and music-director; a licensed and CMJ-charting songwriter and composer; and an audio engineer and producer. He teaches college, and maintains a private studio of students of all ages, abilities, and interest levels. His own love of learning and teaching creates an environment where students come away eager to advance and confident in their own potential.

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Cassidy
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It's only been one lesson so far but it was great and seems like it will be exactly what we were looking for (lesson is for my 12 year old daughter).

Posted Dec 6, 2018
joan
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Joshua is a great teacher!

Posted Aug 1, 2018
Nina G.
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Loved my first lesson. Can’t wait for more. What took me so long?

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Steve
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If you are looking for a fun, energetic and relaxed teacher then Josh is for you.
Being 56 with zero musical back round Josh has taught me how not only how to enjoy the process but is always making sure that I understand the process. No question goes unanswered. Their is a clear and decisive explanation in a manner which make them easy to understand. It makes learning a blast

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Chelsi
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Aside from being an excellent musician, Josh is personable and easy to be around. Having someone who is not only proficient at teaching, but who makes the learning atmosphere relaxed and comfortable has been incredibly helpful to my progress. I'd highly recommend taking any sort of lesson with Josh!

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Lucas
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It has been about 20 years since I last took piano lessons, but recently decided that it was something I wanted to get back into and Josh has been awesome! He’s been very accommodating and we’ve found a good combination of working on lesson-like material, tempo, and on pieces that I’ve wanted to learn how to play. He is very attentive and takes notes throughout the lesson so that we make sure that we always start back up at the same place each time. I’ve been very happy working with Josh over the past few months and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to play the piano again or for the first time!

Posted Mar 15, 2017

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Experience

Music Faculty (Adjunct)
Jan 2016 - Present

National University

Teach College courses in Music history and appreciation.

Instructor of Record
Sep 2009 - Present

UCSD, UCI

College Instructor, with courses in Blues, Jazz, Pop, and other aspects of American and international music history, plus research in hip-hop, metal and more.

Teacher
Jan 1996 - Present

Private Lessons

Private students of all ages and skill levels.

Songwriter/Composer/Producer
Jan 1994 - Present

Licensed

I am a songwriter, composer, and producer, with songs licensed to MTV, a CMJ-charting album, extensive airplay, and a slot list of "Best Albums" for 2006 (via WFUV, NYC).

Freelance Pianist/Organist/Keyboard Player
Jan 1990 - Present

Local and touring

Currently working as a freelance musician, +- 4 dates/week, both locally and nationally/internationally, on stage and in the studio.

Faculty (Arts Adjunct)
Sep 2004 - Aug 2007

Bard High School/Early College, NYC

Developed and led classes in American Pop Music, Music Technology, and Songwriting and Production; led the Jazz Ensemble; led the Original Music/Rock ensemble; Served Mentor/Advisory role

Education

PhD (ABD) in Music
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016

UCSD

MA in Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

UCSD

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Jan 2011
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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