Instructor
Joined in
2018

Joshua

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

Favorite Bands

Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Miles Davis Quintet, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Education

Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies from Ohio State University, Post Graduate work in Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase in New York

Current Projects

Huntertones, La Fête, Blastozoa

Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Rock, Country, Blues, Classical Guitar

Performance Experience

Kennedy Center, American Music Abroad Ambassadorship

About Joshua

 Joshua Hill hails from the proverbial 'one stoplight' town in the Southeastern Ohio village known as Lewisville-population 176. Joshua started playing guitar at age 13 and was immediately enamored with the sounds of Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan and particularly anything that was injected with the blues tradition laid down by masters such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Albert King. At the same time studying classical guitar from a teacher over an hour away in St. Clairsville, Josh became versed in the music of Fernando Sor, Francisco Terrega and Andres Segovia. 

In 2001 Joshua was awarded the first guitar performance scholarship at West Virginia University. This was his first encounter of bebop and modern jazz stylings and would ultimately be a life changing experience that led to the attendance of the Ohio State University in 2003. There Joshua was awarded two performance scholarships, and met many of the musicians he currently plays with in and around the Columbus, Ohio area. 

Joshua Hill plays with several bands and artists in Columbus, Ohio including the guitar  trio Birdshack, cover band Popgun, Miles Davis tribute band Sanctuary, B-3 organist Tony Monaco, R&B band Hoodoo Soul Band, and Brooklyn-based jazz group Huntertones.

 

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