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A fun, energetic, and knowledgeable guitarist!
Josh W.

389 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $40

Response time: 3 hours

Josh W.'s Photo

A fun, energetic, and knowledgeable guitarist!
A fun, energetic, and knowledgeable guitarist!
Josh W.

389 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

389 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Josh


Bio

Hello friends!

My name is Josh, and I've been playing guitar for about a decade now, and I've recently received my BA in Jazz composition and performance. I've been songwriting since I was 17 years old. I'm currently 27. I love passing on the information that I've accumulated through my years of study. Although I'm a "Jazz Guitarist", I play MANY other styles. When I was studying in Vancouver, Canada I was in 6 bands at one point! I've played in Ska bands, punk bands, Folk...

Hello friends!

My name is Josh, and I've been playing guitar for about a decade now, and I've recently received my BA in Jazz composition and performance. I've been songwriting since I was 17 years old. I'm currently 27. I love passing on the information that I've accumulated through my years of study. Although I'm a "Jazz Guitarist", I play MANY other styles. When I was studying in Vancouver, Canada I was in 6 bands at one point! I've played in Ska bands, punk bands, Folk duos/trios/quartets, Jazz duos/trios/quartets/ensembles, progressive rock, as well as my own band consisting of original compositions!

Enough about me though, I can't wait to hear all about you and your goals and aspirations! Message me any time and I'll be sure to respond to you as soon as possible!

I've taken 8 years of private study for guitar, and I've casually taught my friends over the years! I'm looking to take that experience and pass it on to my fellow students. I have ample knowledge in composition, music theory (classical and Jazz), guitar ergonomics, scales, techniques, songwriting, etc. I've written over 80 songs, released an album, and I'm currently recording my second album!

I'm a very chill and flexible guy. Let me know what day works best for you for a weekly or bi-weekly lesson and we can set you up! contact me if you've ever been interested in learning anything about music regarding guitar/voice/drums/piano/etc. Although I don't actively gig on all of these instruments, I have a well rounded knowledge of them all. So what are you waiting for?! Don't you want to have some fun playing your favorite songs?!


Education

Capilano University
Jazz performance

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I've been composing music for nearly one decade. I'm well versed in all types of genres of writing ranging from ensembles to combos to rock bands.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I've been composing music for nearly one decade. I'm well versed in all types of genres of writing ranging from ensembles to combos to rock bands.
Guitar,

Guitar

I've been playing guitar for a decade now. I've performed onstage for 30 hours a week at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park playing 45 minute sets of folk music. I've also gigged weekly nearly every weekend for the past two years playing Jazz, Folk, Indie, Pop, Ska, and Rock music.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have a bachelors in Jazz composition and performance with an emphasis in guitar. Theory is one of my biggest strengths as a musician.
Songwriting

Songwriting

I've been writing songs for 9 years for myself and other groups. I'm well versed in Jazz composition and singer/songwriter material. I currently have an album out that was released in 2016, and I'm currently recording my second album as we speak!

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Reassuring, chill, and knowledgeable!

Booked Josh to help younger brother (20 yr old) w/ getting back into practicing, and Josh certainly won him over. Super clear instructions and extensive knowledge of the guitar. First lesson with Josh inspired my brother to bring his guitar back to campus with him!

Lindsey, 1 lesson with Josh

Josh is a great teacher!

I would definitely recommend Josh to anyone looking to learn jazz. I am an intermediate player and I feel like I have already improved my guitar skills in just the first lesson. He is a pro and really enjoys what he does. If you are looking for guitar lessons Josh is an easy choice!

Lou, 1 lesson with Josh

Knowledgeable, patient, personable. He's a great instructor!

We just started so the lessons were more of an assessment of my base so we can figure out how to move forward but I still came away with some good concepts and fretboard exercises to keep me more than busy

Richmond, 3 lessons with Josh

Talented in Jazz, talented in teaching

He is very musical, has mastered sense of rhythms, has excellent communication skills. He will explain complicated materials in a very simple way. Looking forward to have more lessons in the future.

Eri, 3 lessons with Josh

He’s the man.

Josh is the man. He’s not only a fantastic guitarist, a great teacher and a cool dude, but he puts more effort into his lessons than anyone else I’ve worked with. When he’s not teaching, he’s thinking about how to individualize lessons for each of his students. He always goes the extra mile: keeping track of your progress to a tee, you never feel like you’re stuck at your skill level. Not to mention he’s affordable. Want to get better faster. Choose Josh.

Tobias, 15 lessons with Josh

very good at explaining

Very patient and understanding,took the time to answer question and breakdown tricky concepts. Went over on what I had a hard time getting.

Justin , 7 lessons with Josh

Engaging individualized lessons, super helpful

Wish I had made the jump to private lessons sooner. Josh explained theory concepts that I had struggled to grasp in ways that finally stuck in my brain, and is working with me to build a clear path forward towards my personal goals with guitar.

Mark, 6 lessons with Josh

Knowledgeable Teacher

Josh is an experienced guitar player with many hours of practice and dedication under his belt. On the last lesson we had together we spoke of and delved into the importance of the four upper strings and the unique voicing that come from them. I highly recommend Josh as someone to help guide and further your own guitar journey.

Alejandro, 4 lessons with Josh

Has a great toolbox for all skill levels!

I'm a college student studying composition, and have been playing guitar for about 8 years now. It's not all that easy to find instructors with effective and refreshing techniques, but with Josh I've certainly found that so far. Clearly knows what he's talking about, and he kept me engaged with his positive energy 👍.

Jesse, 17 lessons with Josh
Hourly Rate: $40
Response time: 3 hours
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