Mr. Joshua D. Weesner

Violin Teacher, Parent

Joshua Weesner

SAA Member

Contact

Kernersville, NC
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www.weesnerviolinstudio.com

Multi-talented Joshua Weesner is a violinist, composer, songwriter, arranger, orchestrator, and recording engineer. His violin training began in childhood as a Suzuki student under Margie Keller. At the young age of 14 his studies continued at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the tutelage of Kevin Lawrence. He also attended competitive summer programs such as the Meadowmount School of Music, Killington Music Festival, and the Henry Mancini Institute. 

Mr. Weesner has been a contract member of the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and the Chattanooga Symphony. As a recording artist and touring musician, he has performed with Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, the Collection, Martha Bassett, and many more.

Mr. Weesner has enjoyed an extensive career providing custom music services for touring stage productions. For seven years he worked for the music notation software company Notion Music. His positions there included Quality Assurance Lead, Sound Editor, and Manager of Live Services. With Notion Music as well as independently, Joshua has been the Associate Music Supervisor for the national and international touring productions of: Cathy Rigby is Peter PanThe Wizard of OzAnnie, Baayork Lee’s A Chorus LineJekyll and Hyde, Franco Dragone’s India Circus, and Kung Fu Panda. Mr. Weesner is very knowledgeable about Music Technology and is an accomplished recording engineer, composer, song writer, orchestrator, and arranger. Currently he is composing original music for a video game with Razor Edge Games.

Mr. Weesner has seven years of experience teaching violin to students age three through adult, from beginner to pre-college level. For beginners, he uses the “mother-tongue approach” of the Suzuki Method, for the benefit of ear-training and basic violin technique. For advanced students, Mr. Weesner moves to traditional methods and repertoire. For group classes and recitals, Joshua and Amelia like to team-teach, combining their efforts and their students for these larger group learning experiences. Joshua has had Suzuki Book 1 training with James Hutchins.   

In addition to instruction in classical violin, Mr. Weesner offers instruction in fiddle, music theory, instrumental improvisation, song writing, and music technology. He strives to make music interesting, challenging, and fun for students of all ages!