The Fluent Guitarist was born when guitarist Joshua Stauffer went online to improve his sight reading. He found myriads of websites for sight reading on other instruments, but not a single one dedicated to the guitar. An idea was born, and after many hours spent obsessively cataloguing public domain guitar music, the Fluent Guitarist was launched in 2016.

Joshua Stauffer is guitarist of Time Canvas, a violin-guitar-cello trio performing new music, early music, and improvisation. He is also guitarist of FiveOne Experimental Orchestra, a new music ensemble that specializes in compositions written in the last five to ten years. Joshua received a M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Jason Vieaux, and maintains a busy schedule teaching and gigging on top of his concert engagements. For more information, visit