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Joe passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

I work as a band director by day and a superhero freelance musician by... whenever I get hired to do so (that sounded better in my head). I have been playing trumpet since I was 9 years old and have loved the experiences in life that have come through music. This instrument has taken me many places, allowed me to meet many people, and is constantly teaching me new things. I am very passionate about music, but you should never take yourself too seriously. Some of the best lessons were learned by just having a good time making music.

I also have 2 degrees: Bachelors in Instrumental Education and Masters in Wind Band Conducting.

Experience

Band Director
Sep 2017 - Present
Detroit School of Arts

I work as the Band Director for a school dedicated to the fine and performing arts. I instruct two concert bands, one jazz band, a percussion program, marching band, and work as an academic advisor to my students.

Freelance Performer
Jun 2006 - Present
Shoe Trumpeting

I perform as a freelance trumpeter for a wide variety of groups and events.

Band Director
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Dryden Community Schools

I taught an entire K-12 music program including general music, band, and choir.

Education

Wind Band Conducting
Jun 2014 - Aug 2016
Sam Houston State University - American Band College
Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Wayne State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

JX Instrumental Music Education
May 2010
Wayne State University

I am certified to teach music for all grades K-12

Photos & Videos

Me and the Flugelhorn!

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My dog. She barks at my trumpet... If you play well enough, she will sing for you!

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Working the day job
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