Beginning at a young age, Joshua Goldstein has had a deep passion and love for music. Beginning at the age of 5, Joshua started his musical career studying piano, before finally transitioning to the cello beginning in high school. His love for the cello resulted in a rapid rise in skill along with a strong desire to learn everything about the instrument. This led to him receiving his Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Elon University under the tutelage of Meaghan Skogen. Joshua then continued on to receive a Master’s Degree in Music Performance studying with world renowned cellist Zuill Bailey at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Joshua has a wide variety of experience on the instrument performing in orchestras, chamber groups, pit orchestras, solo concerts as well as working in recording studios. Most recently Joshua has performed as a soloist with his alma mater, the Elon University Orchestra performing Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos with his previous instructor. Joshua has performed with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and internationally with the Juarez Symphony Orchestra. He also played as part of a cello ensemble for El Paso Pro Musica, a chamber music series focused on community outreach and advancing music education for young musicians.
Joshua has lived in Las Vegas since 2015 and during that time has focused on private teaching, working with various schools in CCSD and charter schools in the area, as well as gigging and performing. He has focused heavily on developing a recording space and working on cello ensemble music, which is a huge passion. His teaching philosophy focuses first and foremost on having fun playing music while at the same time helping students find the easiest way to understand and develop a solid foundation and confidence on the instrument. He encourages and helps students to play any type of music that they want as that will help them progress the most.