Violist, Music Educator, Researcher


Below is an overview of the courses taught and assisted at Louisiana State University College of Music and Dramatic Arts, including testimonials.

Courses Taught:

MUS 2300: Strings Techniques, Spring 2021

          Instructor of Record

MUS 2300: Strings Techniques, Spring 2020 


Courses assisted:

MUS 3136: Undergraduate Primary Viola, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

          Graduate Teaching Assistant

MUS 2136: Undergraduate Secondary Viola, from Fall 2017 to Spring 2019

          Graduate Teaching Assistant


Teaching Testimonials:

MUS 2300: Strings Techniques 

Teaching Evaluation Statement.

“Your manner with students is excellent. You are bright, skillful, and aware of your surroundings. You understand the importance of starting where students are and building skill and knowledge in ways that make sense. Perhaps the most poignant single conversation I recall was about student practice. “If they would only practice” . . . which one reason why the experiences we generate while students are in our presence need to be so rich.”

    James Byo, Ph.D. | Director of School of Music & Carl Prince Matthies Memorial Professor of Music Education


Course Evaluation.

“Josh’s commitment to music teaching and learning is extremely evident with each class meeting. I have rarely encountered an educator so available to accommodate and personalize my learning experience as Josh has, especially within a completely online learning environment. I’ve recognized his teaching methods to reflect a sort of mentorship that is so encouraging as a beginning student.”

    Kaitlin R. | string tech student 

MUS 2136 and MUS 3136: Applied Viola Lessons

Teaching Testimonial. 

“Joshua has been working with undergraduate students from my studio and has their respect and adoration. He has also been a teaching artist for Kids’ Orchestra and has produced consistent and quality results from children in the program.”

    Elias Goldstein, DMA | Associate Professor of Viola

Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio & practice

“Joshua Burgos is a talented young musician and a gifted and patient educator. His approach to teaching is refreshing and open. Joshua’s style is a unique blend of accessible and authoritative, facilitating students’ progress in a friendly and enjoyable way.”

Victoria Voronyansky | Educator, Performer, Author, and CEO at Volidera Musica LLC

Please use the form below for consultations, private lessons, and group teaching opportunities.

String music educator and pedagogue Dr. Burgos is K-12 Music Teacher at Kohelet Yeshiva in Merion Station, PA, and maintains a private teaching studio in Philadelphia and online. He has fifteen years of teaching experience and works with string players of all ages and levels.

Students have placed in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, All City Philadelphia Music Program, Girard Music Academy, and the nation’s universities and colleges. They have also participated in music festivals, such as Curtis Summerfest, Interharmony International Music Festival, Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Festival, local community orchestras, and support community and philanthropic events.

Philosophizing Music Education Through Research, Teaching, And Practice