Joshua Wheatley

Position
Instructor

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Career Highlights
  • SongAh Chae Trio Fifty-Fifty Jazz Festival, Asturias Spain (2022)
  • VALMUZ Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Festival, Romania (2019)
  • John McLaughlin Berklee Valencia Commencement Ceremony, Spain (2017)
  • Daniel Toledo Trio USFQ (Universidad San Francisco Quito), Ecuador (2014)
  • NAfME (National Association for Music Education) All-National Honor Jazz Band, JFK Center for Performing Arts USA (2012)



 

Awards
  • Carles Santos Awards Best Jazz Album Sinergia VALMUZ & Sedajazz Big Band (2021)

  • Most Active Drummer Award, Berklee College of Music (2016)

  • Clark Terry Outstanding Drummer Award, UNH (University of New Hampshire) Jazz Festival (2012)

Education
  • M.M. 2017, Berklee Valencia, Spain
  • B.M. 2016, Berklee College of Music, Boston
In Their Own Words

"As a teacher, it is my role to push students to a level of excellence on their instrument in order that they become the best they can be. I encourage all students to take up a second instrument to compliment their principal, that they may have a wider understanding of the music in any given situation. It is important that students become equipped and prepared for a successful career in a competitive music industry."

"My growth as a teacher comes from my own desire to be a better musician. While instructing students of various age groups and cultures in and outside Berklee, I have found that each student has a learning language. Discovering this language is the first step to acting as a successful teacher."