Team Brainjo


We’ve assembled an all-star team of musicians and scientists here at Brainjo. We have deep and wide ranging expertise in multiple areas including music, cognitive neuroscience, neuroplasticity, human and artificial intelligence, nutrition and metabolism, cognitive decline and dementia, elite, health optimization, and elite performance. 

Ultimately, our goal is to extract the latest insights from the halls of science and academia to develop programs, tools, and resources to help people learn music any age, maintain a fit and healthy brain, and realize their full potential.


Josh is the Founder of Brainjo, creator of the Brainjo Method of instruction, and friend to banjos around the world. 

He is a neurologist, 3-time best-selling author, and award-winning musician. Learn more about Josh at


Adam is the lead instructor for the Fiddle For All course and a resident expert in old-time music. He is a multi-instrumentalist, award-winning musician, and master teacher. Learn more about Adam at


A man of wide ranging talents, Corey is responsible for wrangling the ones and zeroes that power the Brainjo Academy when they misbehave, while keeping a keen eye on the technological horizon. 


Dr. Tommy Wood is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, where his research includes the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury and their long-term effects on brain health, as well as developing easily accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity. In addition to his academic work, Tommy has coached athletes in a dozen sports, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions. Tommy and Josh host the Better Brain Fitness Podcast


Master luthier at Cedar Mountain Banjos, Tim makes all of the Brainjo line of banjos by hand. When he’s not creating the best sounding banjos on the planet, Tim can often be found playing fiddle for the bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition.