- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Technique-wise, there will be lots of work on intonation, tone production, and accuracy of rhythms!
Musically, I like to ask the student for their own ideas, and offer my input afterwards. Music is an expressive art, and the teacher's job is to help the student best express themselves.
- 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, and I also teach MUNM (Music For Non-Majors) courses at the university.
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.
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.
I play in the graduate fellowship string quartet at the University of Oklahoma.
I taught violin to elementary, middle, and high-school students for the University of Wyoming String Project.
My grand-daughter who is 11 yrs old is very happy! This is her first lesson and I am very please with what I am hearing.
good lesson, but some problems with sound/internet
very good teacher
great lesson again
good teacher, great lesson
another great lesson with progress
good lesson and progress is continuing
good lesson and progress is being made in my playing
good lesson and very helpful
good lesson with positive results
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!
I like studying with Josiah. He's good.
learned a lot today
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!+ Read More
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.
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.
My son finished the lesson so happy and so excited for the next lesson. Couldn't ask for more.