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Josh Matthews

Guitar / Bass / Piano / Mandolin / Banjo / harmonica / Ukulele / Drums / Music Theory

ALTHOUGH BORN AND RAISED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, JOSH HAS TRAVELED AROUND THE GLOBE AND LIVED IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SCOTLAND, AND FRANCE. HIS MANY ADVENTURES HAVE GIVEN HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ABSORB AND EXPERIENCE A VARIETY OF MUSICAL CULTURES. JOSH VIEWS MUSIC AS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE THAT CAN CONNECT US ALL ACROSS CONTINENTS AND BORDERS.

 

JOSH BEGAN PLAYING GUITAR AT AGE 12 AND QUICKLY REALIZED THAT MUSIC WOULD BE A LIFELONG PASSION. EAGER TO LEARN MORE, HE BEGAN PLAYING DRUMS, BASS, PIANO, HORNS, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE AN EXPRESSIVE OUTLET. OVER THE YEARS, HE HAS PLAYED IN MULTIPLE BANDS, RANGING FROM BLUES TO METAL TO COUNTRY TO ACOUSTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER. WHETHER AT LOCAL VENUES, CAJUN HIDEAWAYS, OR PUBS ABROAD, JOSH ALWAYS ENJOYS THE CHANCE TO SHARE MUSIC WITH OTHERS. IN ADDITION TO HIS OWN MUSICAL ENDEAVORS, JOSH HAS PRODUCED THE WORKS OF OTHER ARTISTS. HE IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE MUSIC STUDIES PROGRAM AND IS INTERESTED IN PURSUING GRADUATE WORK IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY.

 

JOSH HAS BEEN TEACHING MUSIC, INCLUDING GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, AND MANDOLIN, TO STUDENTS OF DIVERSE AGES FOR OVER 15 YEARS. HE BELIEVES THAT MUSIC IS MEANT TO BE SHARED WITH OTHERS AND THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS SOMETHING VALUABLE TO SHARE. HIS GOAL AS A TEACHER IS TO CREATE INDIVIDUALIZED LESSONS BASED ON STUDENT INTERESTS AND NEEDS TO HELP NAVIGATE HIS STUDENTS ON THEIR MUSICAL JOURNEY OUT OF THIS WORLD!