Josh completed his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Vancouver Island University in May of 2013. He began formally studying the instrument in 2007 when he attended Keyano College in Fort McMurray, where he completed their 2-year classical diploma program before switching his focus from classical music to jazz music. He has studied with several prominent Canadian musicians such as Bill Prouten, Greg Bush, Brad Turner, Joel Gray and Chase Sanborn.
As of August 2016, Joshua attended and graduated the first Suzuki Trumpet Teacher training course offered in North America and is one of very few teachers worldwide in this exciting new field! Based out of his home studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Josh is currently accepting students starting from as early as age 4.
Josh is a fluent player in many styles of music including, but not limited to; big band swing, small combo jazz, solo classical, orchestral, ska, rock, and funk. Josh's intentions are to continue expanding his studio while laying roots in the various Edmonton musical societies, keeping an eye out for freelance opportunities to continue expanding as a teacher, composer and a performer.