Joseph Chang

Joseph C.

Emeryville, CA
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I have played percussion and djembe for 18 years. I went to Ghana and studied African drumming and dancing with Joe Galeota from Berklee College of Music.
If your goal is to be able to play djembe in a drum circle, I can show you what you need to know and get you up to speed quickly.
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Joseph teaches



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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Private Music Lesson Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present

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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music
Jun 2006
Berklee College of Music

Graduated 2006


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!

Photo by Eli Zaturanski.

Photo by Joseph C.

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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