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!
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.
Happy client who's advancing with ability to play guitar
Supportive and caring tutor for young beginner
Written by Tammy B
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.
We're making good progress playing for pleasure only
Great teacher. Great personality.
Written by Paul L
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!
Lessons continue - we expect another distinction at grade 4
Written by Tamsin M
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.
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.
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
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!
Fundamentals of reading music and following the beat with my guitar.
One of the best tutors we've ever used
Written by Corinne M
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.