Josiah Baker

Josiah B.

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

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. I study with Professor Hal Grossman 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. 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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14 Reviews

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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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