Classical Guitar
prepare for exams, competitions or pure enjoyment
Acoustic and Electric Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, and Pop
chords, solos & improvisation
South American & Flamenco
Fingerstyle and Alternate Tunings
Ukulele, Bass, Keyboards, Singing
Recording and Production (Logic, Garageband, Protools...)
Sight Reading, Ear Training & Musicianship
Composing and Arranging
Performance Practice

Make the most of your practice time and play pain free!
(No back aches, tendinitis, carpal tunnel)

Beginners to advanced players
All ages welcome

About Josh

Beyond advanced degrees in Music Composition and Classical Guitar Performance, Josh's current goal is for a Grammy in 2018 for best children's album, as band leader for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies. As a versatile musician with an omnivorous appetite, guitarist Josh Friedman (b. 1977) has opened from Slightly Stoopid to Howard Hewitt (Shalamar), performed in many ensembles, featured on the electric guitar in the Cabrillo Music Festival, has collaborated with the Opal Street Dance Improvisational Theater, written, recorded and toured with established progressive rock band Fractal, and recorded as a studio musician with many including the prestigious Saint Michael Trio.
Josh is currently a manager for the Palo Alto chapter for the West Coast Songwriters, hosting a monthly song competition, Live on TV with a studio audience at the Mid Pen Media Center, and a Songwriters Works in Progress at his studio in Los Altos the 2nd Tuesday of each month, hosting approx. 15 songwriters/producers providing positive constructive feedback in all styles with emphasis on successful commercial music.

In the past year, Josh obtained song placements in films: Junction, Celebrity Death Pool, Living Lost. And created the theme song to local TV shows Learning Soup and Ask "Dr." Business.

Since September 2012, Josh has been working with motion picture music supervisor Marcus Barone, writing and producing pop songs as the head of the Film Music Group production wing, Bon James Bon.

Josh will be scoring the up and coming TV pilot


He will work with and report to Marcus Barone, the Music Supervisor for the show,

who will be reporting to the pilot's producers.

As a composer, Josh was the winner of the Sound Horizons Composition Competition in 2007, and has 3 collections of solo guitar studies written for his students, with rave reviews.

Mr. Friedman received his education at UC Santa Cruz (M.A., B.A.) studying composition with Paul Nauert and David Cope, and studying guitar with Mesut Özgen and William Coulter. Privately, he has studied with a long list of teachers including Dusan Bogdanovic, Scott Cmiel, and Benjamin Verdery.

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learn [at] joshfriedmanguitar [dot] com
4898 W. El Camino #203
Los Altos, CA 94022

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