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Music with Josh
Music with Josh

Music with Josh

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Introduction: GUITAR LESSONS While teaching, I like to keep things light, yet educational. We start with the basics at a pace tailored for each student. I believe in positivity and encouragement are the key to letting people learn at their own speed while enjoying the process. Music should be fun! My teaching style comes with a with a college degree, a healthy dose of experience after 22 years of playing and 16 years of teaching. I believe learning needs to be fun to get the most out of the experience when beginning or refining a hobby. All styles, ages, and walks of life are welcome. ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES I play 100+ shows a year around the Mid-West as a solo acoustic act, Joshua J Schmidt, and frequently play 2-4 hour sets of originals and a wide variety of unique covers. You can see and hear more about me at JoshuaJSchmidt.com or find me playing at one of many venues around town like Fulton Brewery, Mystic Lake Casino, Prestwick Golf Club, etc. My acoustic sets are great for wedding ceremonies, private parties, and corporate events. I can also provide 2-4 band members for a bigger, flashier production that is great for a full-on wedding band and dance party. As a leader in my band, Step Rockets, I have toured the nation and opened for the likes of Kurt Vile, Soul Asylum, Third Eye Blind, K. Flay, Bon Jovi, and Blondie to name a few. I would love to add you to the list of amazing people I have had the pleasure to work with! Please reach out for a custom quote tailored to your event. PRODUCER As a producer, I love to share my passion for music in the studio. As a full-time touring musician with over 10 millions of plays on Spotify with my group, Step Rockets, I have a unique and professional insight into music creation. While in the studio I like to keep things fun yet productive. My forte is songwriting but I love playing the guitar, bass, keys, and singing. My price includes my expertise with Ableton, Logic, along with a long list of studio applicable skills. I have a home studio as well as access to some of the best tracking locations in town. As a well-connected member of the Twin Cities music scene, I can also offer support on releasing, marketing, and generally getting your music published and heard. I would love to chat more about your needs and how we can take your project to the next level. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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14 years in business

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Jade M.

Guitar Lessons

Josh is kind, patient, and extremely well-versed in his craft. His passion for music comes through in his teaching and makes learning easy, fun, and less intimidating than I expected being a self-taught/beginner player. I improved extensively in my time working with him and am deeply grateful! 🤙🏼
Oct 16, 2020
Tracey F.

Music Entertainment

We invited Josh to play at my husbands birthday party at the Crosby Hotel right before COVID hit us. He did an awesome job and everyone enjoyed him! Needless to say it was our last really big hooray with our friends! Thanks for the memories Josh and the wonderful job you do! If we have a backyard party, he will be the 1st we will call!
Jul 29, 2020
Brooke P.

Guitar Lessons

Josh was great. If there was a song I wanted to learn, he would learn it, break it down, and simplify it so a beginner like me could play it. He always comes up with new ideas to make lessons more entertaining.
Jul 21, 2020
John P.

Audio Recording

Josh was great! He was very professional and genuinely wanted to help with his knowledge and experience in the music industry. Anytime we had a question Josh responded quickly and delivered. Highly recommend Music with Josh! 👍🏽
Jul 19, 2020
John L.

Guitar Lessons

Josh is a great guitar player and an excellent teacher. I would recommend Josh to anyone considering lessons. He has really strong understanding of fundamentals and advanced theory. He also explains it well so students can progress at a steady pace. He plays a very wide variety of genres, so he can so you examples relevant to whatever music you want to play.
Jul 16, 2020
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Joshua J Schmidt


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are typically around $25 a lesson.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I typically set up a 30 min consultation to see if it is a good fit for both parties and make a plan from there based on the students needs and goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    AAS Degree in Music Production BAS Degree in Music Business

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