- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Comprehensive transcription-based method of learning to Hear scales, modes, harmony, intervals, and rhythm both in sequence and in multi-stacks.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I'm a professional saxophone artist and a teacher of woodwinds/piano as well as improvising / theory / songs-learning techniques for any instrumentalist or singer. I studied music at New York University, as well as with many great saxophonists and workshop masterclass instructor, and have ten years' experience teaching woodwinds, piano/keys, and other musicians of all ages, levels, and backgrounds.
Lessons and curriculum are all customized for your goals, and my students all learn how to play the music that They Love- as well as widen their appreciation for the musical arts, and learn the essential components and benefits of having their own Practice which can translate into schooling, sports, and careers in any field. While competitiveness is not the focus of my teaching approach, students of mine have gone on to win auditions for region/state bands; get into jazz major programs; or increase their chair in the school band.
As a performer, I spent nearly ten years working with some of the best in the business in New York City and on tours of Europe, the United States, and Brazil - including regular work with members of James Brown's band, Lauryn Hill's band, Prince's band, Fela Kuti's band, and numerous others. Other Google-able semi-famous artists I've worked with include the MacArthur genius George E. Lewis; Archie Bell; Karikatura; Jae Soto; and my own experimental trio dustlights (currently putting out records on the world-renowned jazz label Ropeadope). I have written/arranged horns for an India-New York colloboration Maati Baani, which went viral (660k views). And I have written and produced music for film featured at the Cannes festival.
I am opening a private lesson studio at my home in Downtown Carrboro (across the street from Open-Eyed Cafe), and also making myself available for at-home lessons in the greater Triangle area.
Please feel free to contact me here with any questions, comments, or inquiries. And thank you for considering me for your musical education.
Joe is an excellent teacher! My daughter improved significantly with his instruction, knowledge, patience and encouragement. She looked forward to her lessons every week. I strongly recommend him!
Excellent instructor. My daughter took clarinet lessons from Joe for nearly a year. He was patient and encouraging. He helped her learn to play and fostered her love of music.
Joe was my son’s first saxophone instructor, and he did a FABULOUS job! He balances inspirational and knowledgeable instruction with patience, kindness, and a jovial sense of humor. I’d highly recommend him and I wish him the best in his new city.Show More
Joe has been one of the greatest music teachers that I have worked with. He is patient, reliable, and very kind. He has helped many students progress in their musical abilities at a pace that works best for them.
Joe is patient, caring, and kind personality...that is all we need for from a teacher.