Biography

Joshua’s studio hosts biannual, curated showcases in metro-Boston venues, with students accepted to prestigious institutions including Berklee College of Music, NYU Tisch, and University of Michigan, and performing with local companies such as The Lilac Players, Umbrella Community Arts Center, and Riverside Theatre Works. Come sing with us!

Joshua is currently a voice teacher in Boston, MA, where he maintains a private voice studio, is a Lecturer in Music at Saint Anselm College, and is a Lecturer in Voice/Adjunct Professor of Music at Westfield State University. His students have been accepted to voice performance, musical theatre, and acting programs at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Berklee College of Music, Capital University, Carnegie Mellon University PreCollege Drama Program, Emerson College, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Steinhardt, Otterbein University, Pennsylvania State University, Salem State University, University of Michigan, Uta Hagen Acting Studio, and Wright State University. 

Former and current students have also performed with Arts Council of Westerville, Cain Park Theatre, Cedar Point, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Kings Island, New Albany Arts Council, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, PigPen Theatre Co., Reagle Music Theatre, The Renaissance Theatre, Riverside Theatre Works, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Broadway National Tour, Short North Stage, Umbrella Community Arts Center, Vanilla Box Productions, Victoria Theatre Association, Wagnalls Community Theatre, Westerville Parks & Recreation Civic Theatre, Weston Friendly Society, and The Wilbury Theatre Group. Students have also received awards from NATS Boston and NATS National Musical Theatre Competition as finalists and semifinalists.

Joshua has previously held posts at Amy Dancz Music Studio in Boston, MA, The Lex Center for Performing Arts in Sunbury, OH, Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, OH, and was a guest clinician on contemporary vocal technique at Middlesex Community College

CURRICULUM VITAE

Teaching Philosophy

Joshua’s studio is an affirming, nurturing environment in which to develop your skills and gifts. Students are empowered by applying functional, straightforward technique in a creative and supportive atmosphere.

In the studio, I believe it is imperative to establish a supportive, nurturing environment that fosters technical and artistic growth and creativity. I strive to apply a functional, systematic method to vocal technique and encourage students to shed their judgements and preconceived limitations about their voice to promote a healthy, pragmatic mindset around their training. 

I believe it is important to concede that students bring outside emotions and challenges that deeply influence their voice and ego, and I aim to tailor my instruction to honor those experiences and my students’ individuality. My goal is for the student to build a personal lexicon of language to describe positive physical sensations to meaningfully engage in a comprehensive and informed dialogue about their vocal technique. 

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand the importance of creating a safe space that reflects the diverse community of my studio; validating and affirming the lived experiences of all my students and singers. From carefully choosing repertoire that reflects your humanity to curating showcases highlighting the music of women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC artists, I aim to provide my students and their communities a place that they feel seen, appreciated, loved, and heard.

My private studio is comprised of students from various backgrounds and abilities, ranging from avocational learners to professional performers at local, regional, and national venues. My students perform a vast range of repertoire including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, classical, and musical theatre and have received awards at local and national NATS competitions. I frequently host studio classes where students can practice their craft in a compassionate, low-stakes environment comprised of their peers and select students to perform in thematically curated showcases at popular venues in the metro-Boston area (including Club Café, The Burren, The Record Co., Rengo Studios, etc). Whether your goal is to tread those infamous boards or just belt more Celine Dion on your commute, my goal is to provide you the skill set and support to sing with more ease and joy!

If you’re interested in joining my private studio or need more information, please submit your inquiry on my contact page.