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Josh W.

Newton Center, MA

$70/hour

Take Music Lessons With An Award Winning Teacher from Berklee!

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/17/16
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Great percussion instructor
— Rebecca, Lincoln, MA on 10/6/17

$70/Hour


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Berklee College of Music
Drum Performance,EPD

Education

Berklee College of Music (Drum Performance,EPD)

About Josh

Learning/Playing music stimulates creativity, strengthens the mind & is just a lot of fun!

Learn drums, music production, and/or music theory from a receiver of the Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's Community Outreach Department. I graduated Berklee, cum laude in Drum Performance and Electronic Production & Design. I have over ten years of experience teaching all ages. In addition to teaching, I regularly perform with 3-5 active bands spanning a diverse spectrum of styles and genres and I have performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Nona Hendryx & Simon Shaheen as well as musicians from all over the world. In this sense, I can not only can help you develop the skills needed to be accepted at a prestigious music institute such as Berklee, but can also help develop your musicianship so that many musicians will want to work with you!

In addition to making house-call lessons & teaching out of my home studio in Brighton, MA, I've taught at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA and the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, MA.

1-hour lessons offered. As mentioned above, I'm willing to do house-call lessons as well as teach out of my home studio (located in Brighton, MA).

I am well versed in Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, African, rudimental drum studies, fundamentals of electronic sound design, recording techniques, mixing techniques, & much more!

**All ages welcomed!**

I was one of 4 students in my graduating class at Berklee to dual major in drum performance & electronic production and design.

I am a receiver of the Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from the President's Office of Education Outreach (Community Affairs and Campus Engagement) at Berklee College of Music at the annual Urban Service Awards in April 2014.

I do my best to be flexible with time. While I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I can often offer make-up lessons.

If you want a music tutor who is deeply passionate about music, an active performer, and has a charismatic personality, I look forward to hearing from you!
Learning/Playing music stimulates creativity, strengthens the mind & is just a lot of fun!

Learn drums, music production, and/or music theory from a receiver of the Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's Community Outreach Department. I graduated Berklee, cum laude in Drum Performance and Electronic Production
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459
Background Check: Passed

"Great percussion instructor"

- Rebecca, Lincoln, MA on 10/6/17
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I graduated from Berklee College of Music cum laude. I received all A's in arranging classes, tonal harmony classes, and several of my electronic compositions were chosen to be presented at the Electronic Production & Design Department-wide workshop with internationally acclaimed producer/composer Richard Devine. In addition, one of my compositions was accepted in a contest for the 2nd Annual Csound Conference in 2013.

Drums

I majored in Drum Performance at Berklee College of Music. I also actively perform with 3-5 bands throughout the northeast. I have also performed in Mexico, given drum workshops/masterclasses in Istanbul (Turkey), and have performed drums with international acclaimed musicians Nona Hendryx, Simon Shaheen, and Richard Devine.

General Music

In addition to being a professional/performing drummer, I also have performed many times on piano and have played bass guitar in a few bands. In addition, I was an ensemble teacher at the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, MA. I taught the bands how to work together, rehearse together and perform together. These bands typically involved drums, bass, guitar, piano, singers, percussionists, and more. Additionally I taught general music studies to the kids at the West End House - ages 6-18, for which I got the Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs and Campus Engagement Department. I am passionate about all things music and for this I put dedication and positive encouragement to those who ask for my help in general music studies.

Music History

Part of the degree program at Berklee is History of Western Music 1 & 2. I am such a music history buff that I did not even have to take the classes - I took the credit by exams for both and passed with flying colors. I love music. I love history. Throughout my academic career, I have succeeded to a high degree at both and especially when combined. Also, part of the drum performance program at Berkelee is taking a class of history of the drumset from 1890s to 1960s. I got an A in this class. During my free time, I often research music history - from West African music to Indian music to Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Electronic and more. I graduated Berklee College of Music cum laude.

Music Production

I majored in Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music with high marks in most classes. I have a lot of experience producing and mixing electronic music and have also acted as a recording engineer, with a fundamental background on how to muti-track, record specific instruments (most notably drums but also guitar, bass, piano, etc.), mix, and tools for mastering. In addition, I have worked with/in many bands and understand the skills needed to be successful with producing music as a group unit.

Music Theory

I have about 10 years experience teaching music to people ages 6-adult.

I graduated Berklee College of Music with Honors (cum laude).

I am a receiver of the Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from the President's Office of Education Outreach (Community Affairs and Campus Engagement) at Berklee College of Music at the annual Urban Service Awards in April 2014.

I taught drumming & music theory at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA.

Berklee College of Music
Drum Performance,EPD

Education

Berklee College of Music (Drum Performance,EPD)

Great percussion instructor

Josh is both systematic and fun, his skills are superb and he inspires my son to practice and be better with each lesson. Punctual arrival and prompt communication makes him easy to work with. Josh is also kind and encouraging, patient and energetic! We cannot wait to see how much Luca will improve after the semester!

— Rebecca, Lincoln, MA on 10/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 20 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459.