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Joss H

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Award Winning Film/TV Composer & Friendly Music Teacher

As a Composer I have written and produced soundtracks for primetime television shows on BBC1, BBC2 and Channel4, have had work performed at the 'Royal Albert Hall' as part of the BBCProms Season and had my first chamber opera 'We Can't All Be American' premiered at the Lincoln Centre in New York, in association with MetOpera. I've won 2 National Youth Composition Awards, and been commissioned by ensembles such as the 'Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland MusicLab Ensemble', 'Royal Band Of The Irish Guard' and the 'Sussex Symphony Orchestra'...
With 3 years teaching experience I offer affordable lessons in Music, Music Theory, and Composition (of all styles) to students of all ages and abilities, from GCSE beginners to University Graduates looking to put their skills to practice and develop. As well as the historical/academic aspects of music I also teach Music Technology, 'Sibelius' and 'LogicPro' to an industry standard.

I give Piano and Guitar lessons from absolute beginner all the way up to Grade 8. I've helped many students achieve Distinctions in classical/practical exams, assisted students in writing and producing their own songs, and for many provided a relaxed space to just jam and improvise.

Thanks for reading and please message me if you have any questions!
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Reviews and References

There are 10 reviews or references for Joss.

Written by Elaine E

Encouraging, patient guitar teacher

Joss tutors my son, who was a complete beginner. He's making good progress and looks forward to his lessons. Joss is willing to adapt his lessons to incorporate what my son is interested in (chords early on, specific pieces). I definitely recommend him as a tutor.
Subject:
Guitar (Intermediate)
Outcome:
Happy client who's advancing with ability to play guitar
Written by Tammy B

Supportive and caring tutor for young beginner

My daughter's started from scratch about a year ago, aged 7 and she looks forward to her lessons. Joss is enormously supportive and manages to combine gentle discipline with enthusiasm. A great teacher.
Subject:
Guitar (Intermediate)
Outcome:
We're making good progress playing for pleasure only
Written by Paul L

Great teacher. Great personality.

Since Joss took over teaching our son classical guitar about 15 months ago he has contributed substantially to his passing the grade 3 exam with distinction and getting a music scholarship to a local secondary school. They get on really well but Joss never lets him get away with sloppy playing. He'll be taking grade 4 soon, but in the meantime they split their time happily between classical guitar, electric guitar and experimenting with his new loop pedal!
Outcome:
Lessons continue - we expect another distinction at grade 4
Written by Tamsin M

music tuition

Joss is very patient and able to relate to a lively student and tutor him in classic guitar. He adapts the lesson to capture and maintain the interest of the student. I would recommend him to my friends.
Subject:
Guitar
Outcome:
Progress in learning how to play the guitar.
Written by Oona K

My kids love Joss' piano lessons

My son age 9, and daughters aged 7 and 3, all love their piano lessons with Joss. Although I learned classical piano myself for 15 years, I wanted my kids to do something a bit more fun. Within 2 classes Joss enabled them, as complete beginners, to take part in exciting jazz compositions. We highly recommend Joss. He is an imaginative, fun and expert teacher for kids of all ages.
Subject:
Piano
Outcome:
Happy children learning music
Written by Carolyn S

Inspirational

Joss helped my daughter work through her lack of knowledge on music theory and understanding of various set pieces for music GCSE. Because of his passion for music, she really enjoyed the lessons and therefore learnt a huge amount. He as able to tailor his teaching to her needs. We highly recommend Joss as a tutor
Subject:
Music
Outcome:
Greater understanding of music theory
Written by Christianna G

Very good

Write your review here...very good review, have arranged weekly lesson for my daughter.
Need to cancell next week as away but after 21st February arrange weekly for every Tuesday 4.45
Subject:
Composition
Outcome:
Very good
Written by S B

Subject:
Music (GCSE)
Written by Ismail I

Fun, effective learning

I really enjoyed my session with Joss. After an hour or so I felt stimulated and excited about growing my guitar skills with his help. Joss is a friendly and accessible kind of chap - he helped me understand in an hour what I failed to grasp when I was at school in a term of music classes. I strongly recommend him!
Subject:
Guitar
Outcome:
Fundamentals of reading music and following the beat with my guitar.
Written by Corinne M

One of the best tutors we've ever used

Josh is a dedicated, highly committed and very knowledgable tutor. He is a wonderful and patient teacher whose passion for music helped my son through some of the most challenging aspects of his IB Music course Josh was always available to talk through study problems and was always prepared for lessons. He genuinely cares about his student's success and will always go the extra mile to ensure they are as well prepared as they can be. He is one of the best tutors we have engaged. Thanks Joss fir all your help and coaching.
Subject:
Music (IB)
Outcome:
Exceptional tutor
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Education and Qualifications

Joss's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University Of Sussex
Degree
Music
Grade
2:1

School

Institution
Langley Park School For Boys
A Levels
x3
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  • - History of Art
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Music
    A
Institution
Langley Park School For Boys
GCSEs
x9
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  • - Music
    A*
  • - Art
    A
  • - History
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Maths
    B
  • - Science
    B
  • - Science
    B
  • - ICT
    C

Prizes and Scholarships

2009 National Music For Youth Jazz Composition Award

2009 Reingold Education Composition Award

2016 London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Associate Composer Award

Other Qualifications

Grade 8 Classical Guitar - Distinction - Trinity Guildhall

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