Mr. Josh "Z"

Instructor of:
Beginner-Advanced Piano studies
Beginner acoustic guitar, music theory, composition and music production

Mr. Josh Zimmerman is from the Hudsonville, Michigan area and began taking piano lessons at the age of 9. By the time he was 12, he was playing in weddings and traveling to churches throughout West Michigan. He has continued performing ever since.  Also a 3-sport athlete Mr. Josh Z would ride his bike home from practices after school and then give piano lessons to friends and neighborhood children!  At age 16, Josh not only was running his own private studio but also composed and eventually recorded his first album, titled Serenity. 

Josh attended Central Michigan University, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in secondary education. 

Since then he has held many musical posts including from 2012-2017, where he served as the band director at Sacred Heart Academy school system in Mount Pleasant and accompanist at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Shepherd.  

Josh credits musician Mr. Eric Schrotenboer with inspiring him to pursue music professionally. Now a music educator for 13 years strong and enjoys learning what motivates his students so he can tailor his teaching style to their interests while sharing his passion for piano. 

In 2017, Josh returned to his West Michigan roots and formed his own composition/production company: 

Josh Z is a multi-instrumental musician who plays, performs and teaches on both piano and guitar.  He also plays drums and ukulele and enjoys a wide range of music genres: classic rock, orchestral, new age piano, folk and country.  The Piano Cottage would love to have Josh teach drums and offer drums and percussion studies at TPC however are without a soundproof space at this time.    Josh Z's spare time activities include: running, backpacking, camping, snowboarding, and traveling with his wife.

Mr. Josh Z. is accepting new students for piano and acoustic guitar, as well as music theory, composition, arrangement and production.  He teaches at our Boston Studios.

If you are interested in lessons with Mr. Josh Z (Note: we have two teachers names Joshua - Josh K and Josh Z) contact our new student coordinator Karina  at  

"Mr. Josh Zimmerman served as the students' Keyboard Team Coach for this Summer's Piano Cottage Rocks # 7 Concert series and many of our pianists got the chance to meet and work with him. He was outstanding.  Josh is just a kind, truly passionate and inspired teacher; he really "gets" young musicians - accepts them right where they are at, and motivates and challenges them to soar. We are excited to bring him on board and  welcome him to the Faculty at the Piano Cottage. " Jody Deems-McCargar

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