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Private lessons with Joshua Parrill

Joshua Parrill graduated Central Washington University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Music Education degree. During his time at college he played various woodwind instruments in the CWU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Jazz Bands. Joshua participated in several chamber ensembles, directed Saxophone quartets, and arranged music for jazz combos. He is the current music director of the Ellensburg Big Band, an active jazz ensemble in the Kittitas County area, and has held that position for four years.

During that time, the band has performed for countless swing dances, the Kittitas County Fair, Jazz in the Valley, and has been invited to play internationally in Japan. Joshua has also done work with various musical theatre companies including Leavenworth Summer Theatre, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, and Valley Musical Theatre. Currently, Joshua teaches music in Sunnyside, WA.

Joshua’s students will be given a positive, well supported teaching environment that is completely focused on them and their goals. Joshua will work to make sure that each lesson focuses on developing good practice habits using relevant and well researched playing techniques. Students will get experience playing solo repertoire, current ensemble literature, and duet/small group music. Each lesson will focus on developing an optimistic and positive mind set while playing music. Jazz and Classical lessons available.

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