- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- April 2000
I am currently the piano and guitar teacher at Oakwood Academy Schools of Long Beach, and the Music Director for the non-profit organization Arts Aloud Theater Group. I have a BA in Music Education with an emphasis in voice. I've been teaching for 17 years in classroom and one-on-one settings. Other places where I have taught are: Calvary Chapel Downey School, Dexter Music Academy, and ABC Unified School District. I've been complimented on my ability to teach in a way that makes my students learn very quickly. I was trained in the classical and pop/rock genres. I've toured with choirs throughout China, and the United States (including Carnegie Hall), and I have also toured with rock/pop bands in Spain, Mexico, Central America, Peru, and throughout the U.S.A.
I've worked with various vocal coaches including Grammy-nominated Ilene Graff, and Maxayn Lewis (who has worked with Celine Dion and Britney Spears).
I am also currently the lead singer (also playing guitar & piano) for the band Hello Human. I've worked with amazing musicians including Michael Thompson (guitarist for Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera), and John Robinson (drummer for Quincy Jones, Elton John). I've also had the honor of working with Wyn Davis (producer of No Doubt, Sublime).
My vocal recordings/original songs are on television show The Young & The Restless (“Dreamers” June 11th episode 11449, “High Tops” June 6th episode 11447).
My vocal recordings/original songs are currently on KWAVE 107.9 and have been on Alcoa Tennessee's Love 89.1, Refuge, CSN, WCTL, and on hundreds of other radio stations.
*** Lesson Details ***
I divide my class into 4 parts: 1.Scales/Chords/Arpeggios/Warm-ups 2.Sight-Reading 3.Theory 4.Improvisation. Depending on the instrument of your choice, and also what your specific goals are, each of these parts are customized. You will learn quickly.
*** Studio Equipment ***
A weighted 88 keyboard is used. Free parking on street and lot.
*** Specialties ***
My emphasis was voice (Tenor) at Vanguard University. I am classically trained and trained in Rock/Pop. Violin was my first instrument, then I learned guitar and piano in college. I've done many professional recordings and performances throughout my career.
My first guitar session went great and learned so much! Very easy going guy and explains everything so well!
Joe is the best pop singing instructor out there! He is experienced, friendly, cooperative with schedule, very cool, and does super knowledgeable! Looking forward to future classes.
Joe is clear, organized, and very encouraging. I enjoyed our first piano lesson. I am looking forward to future lessons with him.
My first guitar lesson with Joe was so relaxing. I like his method of teaching beginners like me. So cool!!!
Jadel was very excited about her lesson. She is looking forward to going back.
My daughter was so excited to show me everything she had learned. I was really impressed that she could remember the names of the strings and parts
Son has improved singing technique and his confidence is beginning to soar! Happy we found teacher Joe!
I really enjoyed my first Piano lesson with Joe. He was patient and very detailed. I would definately recommend him!
Joe was awesome, he was very patient with my daughter he took the time to teach her Step by step and guide me in what I need to do to help my daughter achieve her goal. I highly recommend Joe. He took extra time to answer all my questions.. thanks Joe
Joe has really helped me and is a great teacher!
Joe is definitely a great choice as an instructor, he has the experience, and the knowledge to get you learning as quickly as possible.
My daughter took lessons somewhere else before, and she really didn't like them. But Joe is a great teacher, and my daughter enjoys her lessons with him. We 100% recommend him.
We Love Mr. Joe!!!
Joe is very patient with my daughter. He truly wants her to learn and understand what she is learning and most of all to enjoy music. He goes at her pace while still encouraging her to set goals for herself. He will not move forward until she has mastered what she has learned.
Mr. Joe's passion for music reflects in his teaching!!
Awesome musician and teacher!
Joe is a passionate music teacher who loves to laugh with his students (not at them), who has a dedication to music and his students that no one can deny. Whatever you're there for I know Joe will get you there.
Music teacher that motivates his students.
My daughter has taken group and individual music lessons with Jose for three years. He is a teacher that meets students at their instructional level and motivates them to give their best effort in their learning. He also encourages my daughter with singing; he gives her vocal lessons in addition to guitar and piano. Jose also offers my daughter a safe learning environment. As a parent of a teenager, I greatly appreciate his patience with my daughter.
Jose is an all-around great guy who is musically gifted and loves teaching others!
As a parent, I can truly say that there is not anyone else that I would want to teach my son guitar, piano, & voice. Jose is not only extremely gifted as a musician and teacher, but very patient, kind, and encouraging. I would highly recommend him to any parent searching for not only a great musician and teacher, but more importantly, a quality person.
Great Music Instructor
Joe is an awesome teacher and his teaching skills are great! He explains everything very well and even explains why a chord has the name that it has been given. I have picked up piano pretty fast because of Joe, and I really recommend him to anybody who wants to learn an instrument. Joe has also taught me guitar and vocals and I really like him as a music instructor.