Headshot photo for Josh Manuel owner & voice lesson teacher at Manuel Creative Arts Academy Dayton, Ohio

Josh Durke

Saxophone Teacher
New Teacher

Josh teaches one on one saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, & baritone) as well as musical theory lessons online for Manuel Creative Arts Academy.


$20 for half hour lessons
$25 for hour lessons

Lesson Availability:

Josh teaches most days with a wide availabilty of lesson times.

Teaching Philosophy

I’m a believer in the ideology that a student shouldn’t fear a teacher, rather they should be able to be in an environment that they are comfortable in to learn and grow. The most success in the classroom that I have found is when I work with a teacher who is firm yet friendly towards their pupils. My aim as a teacher is to be able to inspire my students to succeed in a positive and relatable way.



Josh has several years of saxophone teaching experience both in the US and in the UK. In the US he had the privilege to work with Beavercreek High school and is currently finishing his degree in Jazz Saxophone at Leeds College of Music.


Fun Fact

I have a British Accent

A Favorite Quote

“The real innovators did their innovating just by being themselves.” – Count Basie

Practice Tip

Find a way to practice something you enjoy. For instance, when I practice I usually start by playing some songs I love to play to get myself in a happy mindset to be on the horn.

Manuel Creative Arts Academy Teacher Since

January 2020


Bachelors of Jazz Sax (Hons), Leeds College of Music (2020)