JOSHUA ELLO was born into a musical family, and his talents and interests in a variety of instruments have been cultivated from a very early age. Along with the violin, he plays electric violin, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass and drums. Joshua enjoys songwriting and has played and sung as a studio musician for original, collaborative and professional recording projects.
He has given instruction on violin and guitar to people of all ages. From May of 2003 to June of 2005, he was employed as a violin instructor for the Master’s Touch School of Music and Performing Arts in the Dallas Metroplex, and in February of 2005, he launched a string performance agency, Serenity Strings, that hired students from the University of North Texas to perform for weddings, parties, and other social gatherings. In 2006, Joshua launched a similar business in Houston Texas named Resolution Strings.
Joshua has performed overseas in Turkey and all over the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York City . Along with large-scale symphony and small ensemble performances, Joshua has performed for nursing homes, hospitals, churches, recitals, school programs, weddings, funerals, coffee houses, private parties, receptions, street ministry, jam sessions, and family gatherings. He has served as a coordinator and leader for church youth bands including Brighton Church and the Vineyard Church of Houston. He also played professionally for various civic symphonies in the North Texas area.
In 2007, Joshua attained a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Houston. Currently, he spends his time teaching violin and viola Joshua Ello.com, and working for Ello Piano Service as a piano technician. To hear more of his original work, go to www.myspace.com/joshuaello .