Joshua Stauffer

Joshua S.

New York, NY

Lesson Details



Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been a full-time performer and teacher for over a decade. I hold a Masters degree in classical performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I studied with Grammy award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, and I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of the Arts in jazz performance. My performance career has taken me across the United States, to Europe, and to Asia. Highlights from the 2016-17 concert season include performances with the Columbus Symphony with soloist Rachel Barton-Pine and CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, among others. The 2017-18 concert season includes concerts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

As a teacher, I’m equally comfortable with kids and life-long learners. I'm very curious and always learning, and I love to share that inquisitive spirit with my students. Lessons will be structured around music that you enjoy, whether that is rock, classical, or jazz. Music theory and technique will be incorporated into the lesson from day one, but never at the expense of making music. I look forward to meeting you!

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Guitar Faculty
Jul 2005 - Present
Private Lesson Studio

Guitar Faculty
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Aurora School of Music

At ASM I taught private guitar lessons to students studying classical, jazz, and rock, as well as rock ensemble and jazz ensemble.

Guitar Faculty
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Laurel School

Private guitar instructor at the Laurel School for Girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In addition to teaching private lessons, responsibilities included coaching the school rock band.

Guitar Faculty
Apr 2010 - Aug 2011
Music Training Center

Private guitar instructor at the Music Training Center in Marlton, NJ.


Masters of Music - Classical Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Cleveland Institute of Music
Bachelor's of Music - Jazz Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2011
University of the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Leo Brouwer - El Decameron Negro Mov. 1
Live in Recital at Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
April 30th, 2017
Photo by Joshua S.

The jazz standard "All the Things You Are", performed live in a solo concert at the Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland.
Photo by Joshua S.

Photo by Joshua S.

Taken from a concert I performed on theorbo at the Cleveland Museum of Art in April of 2017.
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Theodore Aug 28, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

Josh is a very good guitar teacher. He has an eye for detail, and is able to get the younger children to focus. If your ever in Ohio again we would love to have you teach our daughter.

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