Joshua

Joshua joined the Sono team in 2015. Teaching voice, piano and violin, he’s a very talented triple threat!

Who are some of your major influences?

My degree is a major in Classical Voice, so I listen to a lot of opera. I love Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Fleming, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Pavarotti, Jonas Kaufmann and Jose Carreras.  As a young opera-singer in training, these legends are incredible to listen to and watch!  I love musical theatre (Chicago is my favourite at the moment), jazz artists such as Norah Jones and Michael Buble, some pop genres (love me some Beyonce) and a selection of singer-songwriters from older generations like Cher, Cyndi Lauper and Eric Clapton.My true guilty pleasure is British bands.  The Beatles, The Spice Girls, Little Mix, One Direction, Coldplay, Queen, Fleetwood Mac…

What do you love most about your job?

Knowing that at the end of each lesson and at the end of the day I am actually helping people learn about music, deepen their passion for music, and get excited and interested and engaged with music on a level which lessons alone can provide.

What is your main aim when working with clients?

As a music coach, I aim to do the best I can I with what I know to ensure every single client feels like they are having fun, learning and growing musically in a comfortable environment, and reaching all their personal goals.  I cater my teaching to provide for each client and create a space where their talents are honed and employed to their full potential and prepare them for any musical experiences they may face in the future.

Why have you committed to a career in music coaching?

Being any kind of teacher can be an extremely fulfilling role, but music even more so. The universality of music makes it incredibly special, and unlike any other phenomena on the planet. Being able to enlighten people to the diverse wonders that living a musically-enriched life can hold is a privilege. Seeing clients reach a goal or successfully learn a tricky piece is incredibly rewarding for them and myself; by sharing what I know and contributing positively to a persons musical journey is a great feeling!