Joseph Chang

Joseph C.

Emeryville, CA

Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced piano teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Learn what you want to learn and have fun while you do it.
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About

Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2006

Joey aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.

By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. 

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations. 

By beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop.

CelloJoe is the world's first long distance musical bike touring cellist. 
He has ridden his bike over 10,000 miles in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. 

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Experience

Private Music Lesson Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Self

I have privately taught children and adults to play cello, piano, guitar, beatboxing, and live looping for the last ten years.

Professional Musician
Jan 2006 - Present
CelloJoe Enterprises

I am a performer at festivals, corporate events, weddings, conferences, venues, clubs, bars, and more. I have toured all over the world.

Education

Professional Music
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Berklee College of Music
Cello Performance
Jul 1995 - Jul 1997
Misha Quint School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Music
Jun 2006
Berklee College of Music

Graduated 2006

Awards

Chancellor's Scholarship
Sep 1998
UC Berkeley

Photos & Videos

Go Pro feature
Music Video demonstrating CelloJoe beatboxing and playing cello. 
Dubstep Spaceship
Rockin out on the cello!

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Photo by Eli Zaturanski.

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Photo by Joseph C.

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Photo by Donald Crowson
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2 Reviews

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bill Jan 17, 2016
Cello · In home

Joey has been a great cello teacher. I like the fact that his experience covers a broad range of music. When I want to make an arrangement of a heavy metal song, or I need to learn the nuance of baroque performance, he's there.
He's a working musician so his schedule is somewhat variable, but he is good about communicating and always comes when he says he will. He's personable and enthusiastic.

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Linda Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Joey is a creative and thoughtful teacher. He backs up interesting piano pieces with deep theory and classical training.

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