Josiah Baker

Josiah B.

Norman, OK

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

Teaching since:
August 2013

I am currently a graduate student (Master of Music in Violin Performance) at the University of Oklahoma, where I am on fellowship as a violinist in the resident graduate string quartet, the Crouse Quartet. In addition, I serve as co-concertmaster of the University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. Regarding the teaching sphere, I am the studio Teaching Assistant for Dr. Gregory Lee at OU.

Previously, I earned a Performer's Certificate at the University of Wyoming, where I served as concertmaster of the UW Symphony Orchestra and the UW Chamber Orchestra.

I have advanced to the national finals in the MTNA Young Artist solo competition twice, and been guest soloist with the Northwest College Symphony Orchestra. During my time in Wyoming, I performed in the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as a fully contracted section violin, and in the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra as an alternate violin.

For four years, I taught for the University of Wyoming String Project, where I served as a private violin and viola teacher to elementary, middle, and high school students in the Laramie, Wyoming school system. Currently, I serve as both a beginning/intermediate orchestra conductor and a private teacher mentor for the Sooner String Project at OU. My students have won leadership positions in their school and string project orchestras, as well as the distinction of All-State Orchestra.

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Experience

Violin and Ensemble Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Sooner String Project

I teach private lessons and conduct a beginning/intermediate youth orchestra in the Oklahoma City metro through the University of Oklahoma Sooner String Project. I also serve as a teacher mentor for the newer teachers in our program.

Crouse String Quartet
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Oklahoma

I play in the graduate fellowship string quartet at the University of Oklahoma.

Violin Teacher
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
University of Wyoming String Project

I taught violin to elementary, middle, and high-school students for the University of Wyoming String Project.

Education

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Oklahoma
Graduate Performer's Certificate in Violin
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Wyoming
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Wyoming

Awards

National Semi-Finalist, Young Artist Competition
Mar 2017
Music Teachers National Association
National Semi-Finalist, Young Artist Competition
Mar 2016
Music Teachers National Association

28 Reviews

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Jonathan T. Nov 10, 2018
Violin · Online

very good teacher

Lakshmi A. Sep 30, 2018
Violin · Online

NIce teaching

Kerstin Sep 20, 2018
Violin · Online

Jonathan T. Sep 16, 2018
Violin · Online

great lesson again

Jonathan T. Sep 2, 2018
Violin · Online

good teacher, great lesson

Jonathan T. Aug 21, 2018
Violin · Online

great teacher

Jonathan T. Aug 13, 2018
Violin · Online

another great lesson with progress

Jonathan T. Jul 28, 2018
Violin · Online

good lesson and progress is continuing

Jonathan T. Jul 7, 2018
Violin · Online

good lesson

Jonathan T. Jun 30, 2018
Violin · Online

good lesson and progress is being made in my playing

Shelby H. Jun 30, 2018
Violin · Online

Fantastic teacher

Jonathan T. Jun 23, 2018
Violin · Online

great teacher

Jonathan T. Jun 16, 2018
Violin · Online

good lesson and very helpful

Jonathan T. Jun 2, 2018
Violin · Online

good lesson with positive results

Nita A. Mar 27, 2018
Violin · Online

Alastair Sep 27, 2017
Violin · Online

I am very impressed! My son is not easy to reign in and I really felt like he got valuable instruction in just one lesson. Looking forward to his next one!

Evelyn Aug 19, 2017
Violin · Online

I like studying with Josiah. He's good.

Oliver A. Aug 14, 2017
Violin · Online

Great instructor

Binbin P. Jun 28, 2017
Violin · Online

learned a lot today

Daniel May 4, 2017
Violin · Online

Josiah is an amazing teacher! As someone who has never even picked up an instrument before and trying to learn the violin, he took a lot of hard to understand concepts and made it to where even someone like me was able to get it and feel confident every time I picked up the violin to practice. I always look forward to our lessons! In terms of teaching style, he is able to remain professional while still keeping the atmosphere light and keeps the lesson fun and productive at all times! I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning to hone their skills with the violin or just to pick it up for the first time!

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Ana R. Apr 29, 2017
Violin · Online

Nita A. Apr 28, 2017
Violin · Online

Amy M. Apr 25, 2017
Violin · Online

Garrett A. Apr 12, 2017
Violin · Online

Josiah is good at showing you how to fix things that you are having trouble in a nice way. He is very knowledgeable and fun to work with.

Susan G. Mar 14, 2017
Violin · Online

Very nice!

Aretha F. Mar 13, 2017
Violin · Online

This was my first lesson with Josiah and he did a fantastic job. I love his teaching style. He played each section and then asked me to repeat what he played. He also is teaching me how to read the string/finger and the notes. Looking forward to our next lesson.





































































































My first lesson with Josiah was great. He took time to play each part of the song before I did, in order for me to get the sound and rymth of the song.

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Hudson H. Feb 4, 2017
Violin · Online

My son finished the lesson so happy and so excited for the next lesson. Couldn't ask for more.

Elizabeth H. Feb 3, 2017
Violin · Online

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