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About Joshua Grossnicklaus

Josh Grossnicklaus
Joshua Grossnicklaus
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Orlando, FL
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Associate of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) - 2004, Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, FL Bachelor's of Music Education, Instrumental (Magna Cum Laude) - 2007, Stetson University, DeLand, FL Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society - 2007 Florida Teacher's Certificate - Music K-12 Membership in Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and National Association for Music Education
Performance Experience: Student Conductor, Stetson University Brass Ensemble (2015-2016); 2nd-3rd Trumpet, Southern Winds ensemble (2007-2015); Freelance Musician (2007-present)
Teaching Experience: 14 years as a Band Director in Florida Schools, 16 years as a private instructor
Teaching Philosophy: Our focus in lessons is to develop the tools necessary to play with musicality and purpose in all things. This is the first question - what skills do we need to develop on our instrument in order to be able to fully realize our musical potential? Lesson focus covers developing embouchure strength and flexibility, physical technique, phrasing/breath support control, and producing a fundamentally characteristic tone at all times.

Get to know Joshua Grossnicklaus

Mr. Joshua Grossnicklaus has been a trumpet player for over 25 years, and has been our brass instructor since 2020. Growing up in Florida, he began playing in his middle school band program and continued to pursue his love of playing through college. After attending Indian River State College and earning his Associates of Arts degree, Mr. Grossnicklaus began studies at Stetson University in 2004, earning his Bachelor's in Music Education degree with high honors in 2007. For the past 14 years, he has served as a band director at both the middle and high school level, currently serving as the Director of Bands at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida. In addition to playing his horns, Mr. Grossnicklaus enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and is an avid fan of ice hockey (Let's Go Blues!)
Joshua Grossnicklaus teaches at:
4676 Millenia Plaza Way
Orlando, FL 32839
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