My son, Charlie, has been taking music lessons from Josh since he was 10. Charlie, is now a young man, 14, and under Josh's thoughtful and encouraging instruction my son's passion for music has exploded. Josh, as a skilled performer, has shared expertise beyond just guitar lessons with him. Charlie is a quirky kid and Josh took the time to get to know him and figure out how to work with him and get the best out of him. Charlie always LOVES going to his lessons. What he has learned and the things he has created lately are well above and beyond his years. I know it is because Josh took the time to get to know him and design the lessons specifically to Charlie. These lessons are a true value in all respects. As a mom, I appreciate the open communication and flexibility Josh provides to me as well. Josh is personable and able to connect with kids and adults equally well. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning to play and expand their appreciation of music.