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Joshua L.

State College, PA

$50/hour

Josh L. - Music & Instrumental Music Teacher

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Pennsylvania State University
BS Music Education
University of Hartford
Master's
Pennsylvania State University
Enrolled

Education

Pennsylvania State University (BS Music Education)

University of Hartford (Master's)

Pennsylvania State University (Enrolled)

About Joshua

Music is life. It shares the same qualities of life. There are times of great rewards of happiness and then there are times of sorrows. Music can portray the actions of what happens in life. Music can provide an individual with the tools of freedom of expression. Therefore through music a student can have an outlet for the ability to express his or her true feelings of life. It can be beneficial, a way to help students with the stresses of living, an attempt to make their life successful no matter what they decide to do. I plan to provide a curriculum of music that will help students through life. Through my actions as a music teacher, I want to provide these musical tools that will encourage the students with the use of a nonverbal communicative language. With this language, a student’s learning ability will increase both expressively and cognitively helping with creativity and the understanding of other subjects. Overall I want to facilitate a program that will encourage students to be successful in any direction they choose. It is to my definite attention that some people like music and some just do not want to be involved with it. I have a full understanding that one might not be interested. It is not my position to make others love or even like music. It is my hope to provide and encourage the knowledge of music and the ways it can be used in life.

I have taught teach music as a middle school general music teacher, a high school band director, an elementary band director, community band director, drum corps. horn instructor, college pep band instructor, and for many years privately. I can help you with all your music notation, theory, and ear training needs. I currently teach and have taught lessons for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. I am a professional low-brass player (trombone, euphonium, and tuba) in which I have done numerous performances with community and college bands as well as solos with my main instrument euphonium. My main concentration is brass instruments but I have helped many woodwind players. Please email me so I can help you today! Currently I am working for my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Music Education at Penn State University. I look forward to meeting you and help you with your musical experience!
Music is life. It shares the same qualities of life. There are times of great rewards of happiness and then there are times of sorrows. Music can portray the actions of what happens in life. Music can provide an individual with the tools of freedom of expression. Therefore through music a student can have an outlet for the ability to express his Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of State College, PA 16803
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Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Clarinet

I have taught Clarinet to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Clarinet: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.). I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Clarinet, Rubank Method for Clarinet, and Accent on Achievement for Clarinet. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interests. I have worked with Clarinet players on solos such as Solo de Concours by Henry Rabaud, First Fantasie by George Marty, and Clarinet Concerto by Mozart to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

Composition (Music)

With all my students I encourage them to compose music. Whether it is by writing it down, playing something from memory, improvising with a set of chords, or manipulating a given melody, I will help with those creative juices! First we deal with understanding the rules of music such as part writing, scales, theory, etc. Then we take those rules, use creative ideas, and then plainly try what you have composed. Many compositions are finished by trial and error type of techniques. My hope is to help you with your composition process with the best educational advice I can.

Ear Training

Ear training can be a hard endeavor to conquer. To be honest my opinion it is the most overlooked music subject in public schools. I approach ear training by using your instrument if you have one or using pianos and other recorded melodies. Once I figure out your level of ear training understanding, we work on music theory with an ear training approach if that makes sense. In other words we work on both the understanding and relationships of music notation so you can understand what you are listen to. We focus on Major, Minor, Pentatonic Scales to name a few as well as large quantities of melodies. You will never believe how much is going on in a simple song or a major musical piece.

Flute

I have taught Flute to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Flute: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.). I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Flute, Rubank Method for Flute, and Accent on Achievement for Flute. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interests. I have worked with Flute players on solos such as Concerto by Chaminade, Andante in C Major by Mozart, and 24 Short Concert Pieces edited by Cavally to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

General Music

If you have problems with general music, look no farther. I have personally taught musical theory, music history, and musical performance to students in elementary, middle, and high school. Music can be a very scary subject if you can not relate to it. We take the time first to see what music means to you. From there I will provide you with many understandable techniques that will help you with your music questions. Whatever the question is, please ask, there are no stupid questions. Let me help you understand how music works and can be enjoyable!

Music History

Let’s take the time to understand the great composers in the world of music. I can help you with your music history questions and provide you knowledge about the various music eras such as the Classical, Baroque, and Renaissance time periods to name a few. We will learn and answer questions about Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann to name a few very professional and well know composers. We can also take the time and learn about contemporary composers of today such as Aaron Copland and Philip Glass. We can take the tour of minimalism and end with movie themes by John Williams. The more you know about music history, the more you can understand how music was born.

Music Theory

I can help you with all your music theory needs! I have years of music theory education. I can help you will simple to large issues in your studies!

Oboe

I have taught Oboe to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Oboe: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.). I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Oboe, Rubank Method for Oboe, and Gekeler Method for Oboe. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interests. I have worked with Oboe players on solos such as Master Solos for Oboe by Jaeger, Concerto in C by Mozart, and Sonata by Hindemithe to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

Saxophone

I have taught Saxophone to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Saxophone: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.).

I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Sax, Rubank Method for Sax, and Accent on Achievement for Sax. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interest’s whether it is on an Alto, Tenor, or Baritone Saxophone. I have worked with Saxophone players on solos such as Concert and Contest Collection by Voxman, Solos for the Tenor Player by Teal, and Classic Festival Solos Vol. 1 by Lamb to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

Trombone

I have taught Trombone to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Trombone: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.). I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Trombone, Rubank Method for Trombone, and Arban Method for Trombone. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interests. Being a professional trombone player I have worked with Trombone players on solos such as Melodious Etudes for Trombone by Rochut, Carnival of Venice by Arban, and Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

Trumpet

I have taught Trumpet to students in elementary, high school, and privately. We focus on three main areas in Trumpet: 1. Techniques (Scales, Patterns, Tonguing Exercises, etc.) 2. Solos (Competitions, District/Regional/State/County Bands) 3. Expression (Beautiful Melodies, Popular Music, etc.). I have taught using various method books such as Essential Elements 2000 for Trumpet, Rubank Method for Trumpet, and Clark Studies for Trumpet. We focus on your band music as well as your musical interests. I have worked with Trumpet players on solos such as Best of Herbert L. Clarke, Carnival of Venice by Arban, and Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke also known as The Prince of Denmark to name a few. I want the opportunity to learn about your musical level and show you the endless opportunities of music!

Pennsylvania State University
BS Music Education
University of Hartford
Master's
Pennsylvania State University
Enrolled

Education

Pennsylvania State University (BS Music Education)

University of Hartford (Master's)

Pennsylvania State University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 20 miles of State College, PA 16803.