Joe Sanders

Joe S.

Long Beach, CA

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Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2015

Joe is an award-winning composer, arranger, and violinist based in the Los Angeles area. From an early age Joe has lived and breathed music. Growing up in an artistic family he was inspired to begin his musical path starting with the violin. After teaching himself several other instruments and playing in orchestras and rock bands, he decided to pursue writing music and performing professionally.


Piano/Violin Teacher
May 2016 - Present
School Of Dance And Music

Private and Group Violin Instructor
Jul 2015 - Aug 2016
Irvine School of Music

Strings Class Substitute
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Anaheim School District


Music Composition (BM)
Aug 2010 - May 2015
California State University, Long Beach


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Advanced Studio Singing Class
Aug 2014


Lennon Award Winner
May 2016
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Grand Prize Winner
Sep 2015
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Film Composer Mentor Program
Aug 2015
Society of Composers and Lyricists
Game Audio Network Guild Scholars
Jan 2015
Game Audio Network Guild
Media Composition Scholarship
Jun 2013
CSU Summer Arts
Music Major Scholarship
May 2010
Neptunian Women's Club of Manhattan Beach, CA


Game Audio Network Guild
Dec 2014

This organization is the central hub for composers and sound
designers of the video game industry. G.A.N.G. is your global game audio community. G.A.N.G. provides one voice to articulate, discuss and confront issues affecting the interactive audio industry as well as build a strong community for its fellowship through an online forum, local chapters and industry-wide events

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Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2014

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

Taken at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox

A high-intensity orchestral score for an animation

Recording a violin solo for a pop album


1 Review

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Elizabeth F. Jun 16, 2014
Music Performance · Online

Joe is a fun, professional and talented teacher! He gave me advice and etudes that really helped me play interesting breaks at gigs. Have your questions and goals ready to tell him, and he will give you exactly what you need to sound better. He is very intuitive and understanding, and he will use every minute of your time efficiently with practical exercises that work. He was also very responsible, dependable, easy to reach and punctual. I'm scheduling more lessons with him!

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