…is the original sound and music academy founded by California-native composer and instrumentalist, Josh Gronner.
Josh received his first piano lesson when he was 6 years old, and continued with private lessons for the next 12 years, with a focus on reading music, improvisation, chord charts, and ear training. He studied composition and audio-production for 2 more years after high school, and soon received an opportunity to teach piano lessons in Marin County, CA. Teaching music would eventually open doors for Josh to perform as a pianist and as a DJ at weddings, dance parties, holiday sing-alongs, and corporate events all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
Over the past 13 years, THi5 Academy of Music has expanded to offer lessons in guitar, drums, ukulele, music theory, and digital audio production as well as piano. In that time, Josh also found himself working in the music and film industries, composing and playing music with many notable entertainers such as Simon Cowell, Toni Braxton, and Dave Koz. In June of 2016, he released his debut album “One Time” under the moniker, THi5.
THi5 music offers a genre-defying soundscape of live piano and eclectic samples fused with cinematic themes and electronic dance beats. Since the release of “One Time”, THi5 music has grown in popularity among social dance communities, allowing Josh the opportunity to have shared THi5 music from New York to Vancouver, Costa Rica, Chicago, Seattle, and more. THi5 second album “Equal” was released in July of 2017, and continues to inspire dancers and listeners around the globe.