Josh Durke

Instructor

Saxophone

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.

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.

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.

Education

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

Manuel Creative Arts Academy Teacher Since

January 2020

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