music education

Josh is an active jazz educator and composer and believes passionately in helping people develop their musical ability and enjoyment through particpation in ensmbles and individual tuition.

He is musical director of the Grafham Jazz Course and has a vast experience leading workshops and coaching ensembles around the UK, from the Guildhall School of Music to directing the Cambridge Youth Jazz Orhcestra. Josh is a grade examiner for Trinity College London.

As well as teaching instrument specific skills, Josh has twenty years study of the Alexander technique and has published article on the application of Alexander principles to breathing and posture when playing a musical instrument.

Whilst offering tuition which is detailed and analytic, Josh also believes in the central importance of working holistically, and nurturing an intuitive approach to music making especially with regard to developing expressive and communicative playing.

Josh Kemp