Only a few thousand years ago, there was no telling evidence that humans were or would be the dominant creatures on earth. We had no better chance of that than the dog. But something happened, we began to tell stories and sing songs and inspire each other. Our creativity and ability to uplift our community through song is what began the separation of mankind and all other living creatures on earth. I use this music to do the same thing. To move people and connect with the primal joy of enjoying life in the moment, for that is true joy is it not?
I have always had a unique gift of communication and for that I was elected to the Queens Public Library Board of Intergenerational Programming in 2014, I've won many awards with city harvest, have been featured on NY1, MNN and many newspapers and magazines for using this gift to bring much needed joy to others. To give an example, I have created a video of a recent intergenerational event I hosted at a retirement home with a group of 4 year olds. For booking, contact me HERE. To view my 501(c)(3) all about music for kids and seniors, visit us at www.RandomActsOfSongs.org
"Joshua is a man of extraordinary ability and compassion. He came to our program and presented our clients with an incredible exercise class, a moving musical performance tailored to our population, and an engaging discussion on fine art. A true renaissance man armed with a swiss-army knife of talents. Thank you so much Joshua!"
- Mark Redling
Activity Director, Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, NJ
OVER 20 YEARS OF TEACHING ART AND MUSIC
Doing The Fun Part
NOTE: If your event needs a PA sound system, just let me know! Make sure to tell me so if one is needed I can facilitate with our 500 watt EV mobile PA (mics, stands, cables etc). Event Video Event service available!
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SENIORS (MANY REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
30 or 60 Minute Live Performance (Guitar and Vocals with backing tracks. 30's, 40's 50's 60's, 70's and 80's available)
30 or 60 Minute Exercise Class (Click HERE to see my special exercise routine with over 250,000 YouTube views)
60-120 Minute Program Event: Computer seminar classes, abstract painting with wine class, hands on musical instrument history class, Hands science experiment class, Drum circles, Create & record a song as a class program, etc.
TEENAGERS (MANY REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
60 minute Standard Art Class - Many different mediums and classes available, contact me to discuss options
60 minute Digital Art Class - I bring laptop, Wacom Tablet and teach commercial Illustration in a fun way!
60 minute Expressive Abstract Painting Class and Critique - Builds self-confidence and helps them to encourage others
60 Minute Photography Class - Great for weekly or monthly planning
30 or 60 Minute Group Music Lessons - Guitar, Bass, Drums and Theory Classes available.
TODDLERS (MANY REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
30 or 60 Minute Music Class - Drum Circle, Sing-A-Longs and many more programs available
30 or 60 Minute Art Classes - Acrylic or Tempera Canvass Painting
30 or 60 "Tiny Dancercise" Classes - Great for indoor or winter healthy program planning
60 or 90 Minute Juice and Jam - Music and Lunch
60 or 90 Minute Juice and Draw - Graphite Drawing and Lunch
WORKING AND STUDYING AS AN EDUCATOR - JOSHUA M. LUTZ
At twelve years of age, I began helping in a weekly nursery school and instantly felt at home. I've been educating ever since:
1997-2001 | COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, GUITAR BASS AND DRUMS FOR CHURCH BAND, CHICAGO IL
1999-2001 | GLEN ELLYN PARK DISTRICT, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR, CHICAGO IL
2001-2003 | GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, CHURCH DRUMMER, CHICAGO IL
2003-2005 | DEKALB PARK DISTRICT, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR, CHICAGO IL
2004-2006 | SA MUSIC SCHOOL, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR, CHICAGO IL
2005-2006 | IRVING PARK YMCA, ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CHICAGO IL
2006-2007 | CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES GRADUATE, TEMPE AZ
2006-2007 | SALTMINE RECORDING STUDIOS, PHEONIX AZ
2007-2009 | ELECTRIC LADY RECORDING STUDIOS, MANHATTAN NY
2009-2011 | DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR, BRONX NY
2009-2011 | BOYS HOME / GROUP HOME ART INSTRUCTOR, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN AND BRONX NY
2009-2011 | CHILDREN'S VILLAGE, ART DIRECTOR, ART EDUCATOR AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BUS EDUCATOR, DOBBSFERRY NY
2011-2013 | ART BEAT DOT ORG, MUSIC CLASSROOM EDUCATOR, BRONX NY
2013-2015 | FLUSHING HOUSE CARES, DOOR TO DOOR MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM FOR BED-BOUND SENIORS, FLUSHING NY
2016 - FOUNDED RANDOM ACTS OF SONGS TO BRING MUSIC AND JOY TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST IN NEW YORK CITY AND CREATIVITY NY, AN UMBRELLA CREATIVE SOLUTIONS COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN A MULTITUDE OF CREATIVE ENDEAVORS.
Over the last 20 years I have worked and entertained at hundreds of senior homes, churches, park districts, children's schools and even Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities all over America. The magic healing and comfort a senior experiences from music is totally astounding. The mute begin to sing, the cripple stand and dance. It’s stronger than any medicine known to mankind. The wonder and awe art gives that stays in a child's heart forever and ever is like watching the bit of wax on a new candle melt and light for the first time in their eyes. Music and art is universally spoken across all race and creed of man. It heals the sick and gives courage to the meek.
My favorite part with teaching art and music is the critique process. Learning is inevitable for a student but NOTHING accelerates that process like encouragement and total group reinforcement. When I am able to open someone up and instill confidence I rejoice for that is my main objective in these endeavors. Help me spread joy, contact me HERE today.