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Joshua A.
Austin, Texas
Learn everything you need to understand music and how to make music of your own!
Covering the essentials of theory, I make sure the student is able to fully grasp everything they need to know about the music they are working with. If they want to be classically trained, I make sure they know the history and intent of pieces that are important to the genre and the music they will perform. If the purpose of the student is composition or more modern music, we cover the essentials and focus on what a composers decisions actually do to the music they write. Regardless of focus, all students will have a thorough understanding of any music they see or listen too, and be able to write.
About Joshua A.

Joshua has been a musician for over seventeen years and has been teaching for nine. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and has taught over 100 students. He performed his official Suzuki training under Dr. Laurie Scott. Joshua also taught while studying; at the Texas State String Project under the direction of Dr. Ames Asbell and Dr. Karla Hamelin, and as counselor at Texas State String Camp. Joshua is an award winning composer and has crafted hundreds of songs, ranging in style from classical symphony to electronic dance. He has also arranged hundreds of works for violin and piano. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a relaxed person with a strict teaching style. I have two critical expectations for my students. 1: I expect my students to practice everyday, with time depending on age. (10 minutes a day for 5 year old's, 20 minutes for 10 year old's, etc.) No exceptions. Lessons are a place for me to teach you, not a place to watch you practice. 2: I expect parents to participate in every lesson. You are the teacher six days a week, I only get to teach them on one. If everyone understands my expectations, students will grow and learn quickly, and have a great time doing it! I develop a lesson plan depending on each students strengths, weaknesses, talents, and personality. No one student is identical to the next, so none will be taught the same, but everyone will follow a similar pattern. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano lessons with full keyboard. Stands, couches, and a small library of sheet music. *** Specialties *** Suzuki style instruction for violin technique. For songwriting and performance I focus on the analysis of music to find a middle ground of emotional expression and theory. Once that middle ground is found we explore what music means to the student, and how they can use it as a tool of expression.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

B.A in Philosophy - Music Minor

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

Avatar of the tutor
Joshua A.
Austin, Texas
Learn everything you need to understand music and how to make music of your own!
Covering the essentials of theory, I make sure the student is able to fully grasp everything they need to know about the music they are working with. If they want to be classically trained, I make sure they know the history and intent of pieces that are important to the genre and the music they will perform. If the purpose of the student is composition or more modern music, we cover the essentials and focus on what a composers decisions actually do to the music they write. Regardless of focus, all students will have a thorough understanding of any music they see or listen too, and be able to write.
About Joshua A.

Joshua has been a musician for over seventeen years and has been teaching for nine. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and has taught over 100 students. He performed his official Suzuki training under Dr. Laurie Scott. Joshua also taught while studying; at the Texas State String Project under the direction of Dr. Ames Asbell and Dr. Karla Hamelin, and as counselor at Texas State String Camp. Joshua is an award winning composer and has crafted hundreds of songs, ranging in style from classical symphony to electronic dance. He has also arranged hundreds of works for violin and piano. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a relaxed person with a strict teaching style. I have two critical expectations for my students. 1: I expect my students to practice everyday, with time depending on age. (10 minutes a day for 5 year old's, 20 minutes for 10 year old's, etc.) No exceptions. Lessons are a place for me to teach you, not a place to watch you practice. 2: I expect parents to participate in every lesson. You are the teacher six days a week, I only get to teach them on one. If everyone understands my expectations, students will grow and learn quickly, and have a great time doing it! I develop a lesson plan depending on each students strengths, weaknesses, talents, and personality. No one student is identical to the next, so none will be taught the same, but everyone will follow a similar pattern. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano lessons with full keyboard. Stands, couches, and a small library of sheet music. *** Specialties *** Suzuki style instruction for violin technique. For songwriting and performance I focus on the analysis of music to find a middle ground of emotional expression and theory. Once that middle ground is found we explore what music means to the student, and how they can use it as a tool of expression.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

B.A in Philosophy - Music Minor

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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i like music i will practice

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Marie Johnston
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I will practice

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Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present
Private
My job as a teacher is to teach in a classroom setting and instruct students privately. I construct a lesson plan each week and give the students the best possible instruction while allowing them to play with their peers. I also prepare them for multiple performances each semester.
B.A in Philosophy - Music Minor
Sep 2009 - May 2016
Texas State University
Philosophy with a Music Minor
Aug 2009
Texas State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
1st Place Winner: Texas State University Composition Competition
Apr 2011
Texas State University

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Instructor details
Music Theory
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
North FM
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$35
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30