Josh Gordon – Guitar, Bass, Violin, Mandolin, Hawaiian Guitar
Jazz, Western Swing, Blues, Country, Classical, Folk, R&B, Rock
Josh Gordon is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist of string instruments and has many years teaching at all levels and age groups, from beginners to more advanced players, and from children to adults. Josh is adept at teaching a variety of styles, be it roots Appalachian old-time tunes to classical violin & guitar, as well as various forms of jazz, blues, country and rock & roll. His one-on-one lessons combine humor and sensitivity to the individuality of each student.
"My goal in your lessons is to enable and equip you to express your own unique creativity. There’s plenty of fun and plenty of laughs to be had as we work together."
Josh’s background includes being a top session and performing musician in Chicago, Nashville, and New York, As instructional columnist and copy editor of Guitar World magazine, Guitar World Acoustic, Just Jazz Guitar and the Nashville-based Music City Bluesletter. Josh’s published works have improved the playing of guitarists all over the world. He has also performed and recorded on guitar, bass, fiddle, and mandolin with a wide spectrum of notable musicians, such as CMA vocalist of the year Sara Evans, Sam Andrew, the OK Club, the Drovers, and Muddy Waters Jr.
"Josh's teaching inspires joy! His connectivity with children and his ability to support their own musical exploration and talent is both natural and poetic."
- Jane Sloane
“Josh had me playing a tune in my very first lesson. His respect for the healing power of music inspires me to learn more.”
- Blakeley White-McGuire, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company
"I have been surprised by the progress that I’ve made and only hope that the trend continues. There’s so much more to learn! Josh has been fantastic, bringing some great perspective on music and technique."
- Aldo (current Downtown Sounds student)
Josh teaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.