Josh Friedman teaches acoustic, classical and electric guitar in just about any style. He also teaches music theory, songwriting and performance practice. Josh is also a great ukulele teacher and accepts students of any any age. All you need is fingers and a willingness to learn.
About Josh Friedman:
Beyond advanced degrees in Music Composition and Classical Guitar Performance, Josh has won the Tillywig Top Fun and NAPPA award (National Parent Product Award), with a current goal is for a Grammy in 2019 for best children’s album, as band leader for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, the 3rd album is out now. As a versatile musician with an omnivorous appetite, guitarist Josh Friedman has opened from Slightly Stoopid to Howard Hewitt (Shalamar), performed in many ensembles, featured on the electric guitar in the Cabrillo Music Festival, has collaborated with the Opal Street Dance Improvisational Theater, written, recorded and toured with established progressive rock band Fractal, and recorded as a studio musician with many including the prestigious Saint Michael Trio.
2013-2017, Josh was co-manager for the Palo Alto chapter for the West Coast Songwriters, hosting a monthly song competition, Live on TV with a studio audience at the Mid Pen Media Center. Josh obtained song placements in films: Junction, Celebrity Death Pool, Living Lost. And created the theme song to local TV shows Learning Soup and Ask “Dr.” Business.
As a composer, Josh was the winner of the Sound Horizons Composition Competition in 2007, and has 3 collections of solo guitar studies written for his students, with rave reviews.
Mr. Friedman received his education at UC Santa Cruz (M.A., B.A.) studying composition with Paul Nauert and David Cope, and studying guitar with Mesut Özgen and William Coulter. Privately, he has studied with a long list of teachers including Dusan Bogdanovic, Scott Cmiel, and Benjamin Verdery.