Joshua L.


Joshua L.

Tutor

State College, PA 16803

Will travel 20 miles

$50 per hour.

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Josh L. - Music & Instrumental Music Teacher

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 m... [more]


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!


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.


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!


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!