Josh has been a music teacher in the Willoughby-Eastlake School district since 2002. During that time, he has taught 5th-8th grade band, middle and high school jazz band, marching band and 3rd-8th grade General Music courses. Josh earned his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and did graduate studies at Cleveland State University. As a member of the Youngstown State University’s Jazz Ensemble, he got to play alongside some internationally recognized artists, the most famous of which was Chuck Mangione. Josh is also member of the Ohio Music Education Association and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (my hobby instrument).
As of today, Josh performs on trumpet and guitar casually—in church or at the local coffee shop. Most often, he can be found working with the ensembles in the school district or attending his kids’ various sports and music activities!