My name is Joseph P. I began playing the piano and writing music at a very young age. I've been teaching for over ten years, and I love sharing music with my students. I specialize in piano, composition, and music theory, and I play many genres ranging from classical to R&B.
I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and I have taught undergraduate courses at Queens College, CUNY.
I organize five composers concerts at The Graduate Center throughout the academic year. For these concerts, I hire professional ensembles, negotiating contracts and managing the Composers’ Alliance’s budget. I promote all composer events at the GC and maintain social media presence.
At Queens College I teach undergraduate courses in music theory, keyboard skills, and sight-singing to both music and non-music majors. I have developed and implemented interactive course plans to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of my students. I am always sure to meet each student at his or her individual skill level, and foster a supportive and fun environment.
For Dixboro United Methodist, I prepared and arranged solo piano music and accompanied the church choir for the weekly service. I also planned and lead rehearsals in the director’s absence.
I taught private lessons in piano, music theory, and composition to children and adults of all ages. I also led group classes in chamber music, basic musicianship, and music theory.
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.