Joshua Bishop

Joshua Bishop


Joshua Bishop is a pianist and music teacher in Bristol. He started playing the piano at age 7, studying initially with Jane Compton and later Jena Pang in Essex. He obtained a first class degree in Music, at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2011. Whilst there he studied performance with Raymond Clarke and began teaching in his final year.

As a teenager, he took up the guitar (both acoustic and electric), and dabbled at the saxophone for a brief time before switching to the violin. At university, he played percussion for the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra, as well as Violin in the String Orchestra. He accompanied shows at the piano and wrote film music for several screenings and conferences.

He has played for choirs and choral societies, as well as instrumentalists and solo singers in exams & diplomas, performances, and masterclasses. He is very active in the Bristol music scene, working for the world class concert hall St Georges, and at the South West’s only dedicated sheet music retailer Opus 13. He was worked for Jackdaws Music Education Trust since 2011.

Outside of music, Joshua loves swimming, cycling, running and walking. He especially loves long days in the mountains with his wife Kathryn. Together, they have a young daughter, Lorna, who has inspired him to expand into Early Years music making.