Teaching PhilosophyFirst and foremost, I strive to cultivate passion within those I work with. By balancing focus between a study of the music and great musicians of the past, fundamental techniques/concepts and basic patterns, along with being able to play/create the music individuals enjoy listening to, my primary goal is to open people up to an immense love and appreciation of music. And from there, technical mastery can ensue.
Josh Weinberg has been a prolific performer, producer/electronic musician, and award-winning music educator for the past 15 years. He has appeared on drums with internationally acclaimed musicians including Nona Hendryx, Richard Devine, and Simon Shaheen. With a love and appreciation for playing rock, funk, blues, jazz, hip hop, live electronica, afrobeat, reggae, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban styles, and more, Josh has performed throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, Ghana, and New Zealand. He currently collaborates with a diverse range of artists in a varied range of styles. As an educator, Josh received the “Outstanding Youth Advocate Award” from the President’s Office of Education Outreach at Berklee College of Music. He has taught at the West End House Boys & Girls Club, the Boston Public Schools Counseling & Intervention Center, Mary Lyon Pilot High School, and Somerville Public Schools as well as maintaining a private student roster.