Joseph Eppink
Honolulu, HI
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Joseph Eppink

Joseph E.

Honolulu, HI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
"Study music while experiencing lessons to an enjoyable and relaxed approach!" This has been my goal and approach for students from young children to professional musicians in college. Whether piano, voice, or organ let's see how you learn best and make this a positive experience for you!

About Joseph E.

PIANO / VOCAL / ORGAN / CONDUCTING - I am a music educator and performer that loves working with individuals from the young child to professionals. I taught public school for 12 years and then taught at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY for the last 14. My degrees are from Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Ball State University. During my teaching career, I provided private lessons outside of the school and the college. When I left NY, I had 35 students of which 6 remained with me online. I love teaching and create an atmosphere where the students, regardless of age, feel successful in their endeavors.

*Piano: All levels from beginning to professional
*Organ: All levels from beginning to professional
*Voice: Beginning and those working with music theater
*Conducting: All levels

*Piano: Mililani Homes, St Peter’s Episcopal & Online
*Organ: St. Peter’s Episcopal & Online
*Voice: St. Peter’s Episcopal & Online
*Conducting: St. Peter's Episcopal & Online

**Lessons only online until after the pandemic.

NOTE: Parents are welcomed to attend the lessons!
In fact, I encourage that!!

Every student is different and what works for one may not work for another. It's important for me to know my students so I can better shape the lesson. I love questions, reflection, and humor. I'm very patient and understanding. We are all incredibly busy and accept that students may have weeks they are not able to practice a huge amount of time.

I am a Volunteer Coordinator and facilitate the Men’s Grief Support Group at Bristol Hospice. I am also the Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu and Conductor of the Na Leo Malama Singers.


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9 Reviews
Verna V.
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I feel that I can learn a lot from Joseph. I am confident that he can help me with my singing voice to be where I want to be.

Posted Mar 13, 2020
Mahealani S.
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We are so grateful to have found Joseph. Our daughter is so happy to be able to work with someone with so much experience. We can’t wait for her next lesson. She learned so much.

Posted Aug 20, 2019
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Very friendly, personable, professional and a great teacher.

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Anna M.
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This is my first time taking any kind of vocal lessons so I was very nervous. Joseph made me feel very comfortable and really works on what I want to improve on. He is encouraging and very supportive of my ambitious singing goals. I just purchased another month's worth of lessons. Would definitely recommend.

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Kurt thomas
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I am brand new to singing and Joseph taught me the fundamentals of breathing. I felt that he was supportive and informative. Great teacher!

Posted Oct 18, 2017
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Excellent work! Extremely patient and encouraging teacher!

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Akiko Saito


Posted Feb 26, 2017
Diana Delp

Joseph is a special instructor. My daughter had taken lessons from several instructors and none met our needs until Dr. E. He is encouraging and supportive while maintaining goals and expectations. Having attended his full class recitals we recognize the breadth of his teaching capacities. Although our goals are currently focused on appreciation and the basics, we are as warmly welcomed as his collegiate scholars.

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Susan Virgilio

My daughter started taking piano lessons from Joseph when she was 5 and she has been with him for 11 years. She has taken lessons both in person and online, and both formats work well. He has kept her captivated with piano and fueled her love for all music in general. Students are treated respectfully and he makes piano fun for them. As a parent, I appreciate his organizational and communication skills. He is a genuine, nice person who is easy to work with. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 5, 2016

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Volunteer Coordinator & Bereavement
Apr 2019 - Present

Bristol Hospice

Director of Music (Organist & Choirmaster)
Jul 2016 - Present

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Volunteer Coordinator & Therapeutic Music
Nov 2016 - Mar 2019

Hospice Hawaii

The College of Saint Rose
Aug 2002 - Jun 2016

Coordinator of Music Education & Professor of Music

Organist & Choirmaster
Aug 2001 - Jun 2016

St Andrew's Episcopal Church

Organist & Choirmaster
Aug 1990 - Jun 2002

St. John's Episcopal

Elementary Music Specialist
Aug 1989 - Jun 2000

Elkhart Community Schools


Doctor of Arts (Music Education)
Aug 2000 - May 2002

Ball State University

Masters of Secondary Education (Music Education)
Aug 1992 - Jun 1995

Indiana University

Bachelor of Music (Music Education)
Aug 1986 - May 1989

Western Michigan University


Phi Beta Kappa
Apr 2005
The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.
Association of Anglican Musicians
May 1991
Recognizing that the music of the church finds its primary expression within the framework of the liturgy, this Association takes as its purpose the elevation, stimulation, and support of music and the allied arts in all their aspects in the Episcopal Church and the larger Anglican tradition, and especially in their relationship to liturgy.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 1988
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."
American Guild of Organists
Aug 1987
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.
American Choral Directors Association
Aug 1985
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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