Joshua Gargas

Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL
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Joshua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
March 2012

Joshua picked up his first set of sticks at 10 years old, beginning lessons with his father; this seemingly young interest took a turn for devoted passion and appreciation of rhythm and music. He is versatile drummer with more than 15 years of experience in different styles.

Joshua attended Florida State University and studied with several teachers.
Joshua brings something unique to the table with a background in Jazz and passion for teaching!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe drums and music should be fun! You should enjoy learning and practicing on your own time as well as having fun in private lessons. I can tailor the lessons to your interests while integrating several tools to help you learn the basics.

I will also teach from a few different books to help with independence of hands and feet. After 3-6 months you will have learned basic rudiments, how to apply them, and how to play several different drum beats and patterns.

Honestly, the more you practice the more you gain confidence in your abilities to play. But more importantly Drums is Challenging so it can get frustrating its important to have FUN While also staying Focused

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are in a separate music room w drum sets (2), PA , seating for parents. 2 dogs kept separate during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a drum kit.

*** Specialties ***
Melting Pot of Styles. I also teach out of several books students will be eventually required to purchase.

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Al Downing Jazz S. sub for Drums
Jan 2014 - Present
Jazz Quartet

Sub Drummer for the ADJS.

Harvey Jazz Trio
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Harvey Jazz Trio

Ashwood Jazz Project
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Ashwood Jazz Project


Jazz Studies
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

Photos & Videos

Photo by Joshua G.

Photo by Joshua G.

Photo by Joshua G.
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3 Reviews

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Brian Feb 1, 2016
Drum · In home

Joshua is extremely talented in reaching the student at his/her level. He is extremely positive and looks to connect with his students to give them a panoramic view of music in general and then drills down to how that would relate to the drums.
My son is always excite to see Joshua and looks forward to each lesson. Joshua takes the work out of the lesson and lets the student have fun and explore, all the while teaching basics without it being apparent to the student!

Just a really awesome person and instructor!

Brian Mehle

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Peter Dec 9, 2015
Drum · In home

Joshua has been excellent with my son Max (10 years old). He's very patient and positive. His calm demeanor is great for instructing. He keeps Max interested and enthusiastic. Max enjoys taking lessons from Joshua, and I would highly recommend him to anyone of any age.

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Meredith Z. Feb 12, 2014
Drum ·

Great teacher!!!

My 7 year old son had his first drumming lesson this week with Joshua and he loved it! He learned so much on his lesson and was intrigued with what Joshua was teaching him. What a great teacher!!!! Patient, reliable and extremely skilled! We can't wait for our lesson next week!!

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