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Josh Bednarsky

piano instructorJosh Bednarsky
Josh Bednarsky is a musician and composer based in NYC. Growing up around music, Josh took his first lessons on violin and piano from his Grandmother Miriam Giannone (a symphony musician & lifelong music educator). He fell in love with the piano and continued his studies in Fairfield County, CT with Marilyn Jones, Burton Hatheway and Wayne Hiller. Josh taught for several years at the Performing Arts Center of CT in Trumbull and has musically-directed many shows and revues on both coasts. Josh spent the last 10 years in Los Angeles teaching music in pupils homes and performing at live venues as a pianist and vocalist. He founded The Showmance Band which performs Jazz as well as tunes from the 1920s/1930s. The group has recorded two albums together (Christmas Is For Lovers & Ain’t We Got Fun). Josh graduated from Marymount Manhattan College (B.A.) with a focus on Music and Theatre and a minor in Musical Theatre. In college, Josh was asked to play new music composed by Bruce Lazarus based on Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata while impersonating the composer Erik Satie on stage. Josh’s musical inspirations are Barry Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Joel, Harry Connick, Jr., & John Williams to name a few. Josh’s teaching style applies structure through guided lesson books and methods mixed with song requests that the student is excited to be unpacking and learning. Josh believes performing for yourself is just as important as performing for others and that the road to piano mastery can be paved with joy.