Joseph Renolayan

Joseph R.

Downey, CA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
September 2008

Joseph R. has 5 years of experience teaching students elementary, middle school-aged children and adults on to how to play keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone while sharing his learning experience with them as a self-taught saxophone and flute player and his more conventional education on piano and guitar.

Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to the school’s band where he chose to hone his skills with the flute. Since then, he has been exposed to classical and symphonic repertoire. During high school, he joined the marching band and at the same time, found interest in jazz and alto saxophone. He decided to pursue a career in music by majoring in Jazz Studies and Performance at the University of California in Irvine where he has received his Bachelors degree in Music. He is currently performing at local jazz clubs, formal events and concerts. He would like to continue to inspire his students while nurturing his passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Scale Mastery
Instrumental Technique
Note Reading/Sight-Reading
Ear Training (!)
Live Performance
Music in the real world

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
Roland D20
BX5a monitors
BX8a monitors
Shure, MXL mic's
M-Audio Profire 610
Yamaha YAS-82ZII

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide manuscript paper. Student provides instrument and have the option to purchase my music books.

*** Specialties ***
I train my students the classical approach for their beginning and intermediate stages, and specialize in Jazz and Pop music.

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Sep 2010 - Present
Eutonic School of Music

• Instructor for piano, guitar, saxophone, and flute to beginning to upper-intermediate
students of all ages, private and group classes
• Lesson Planning (Conceptualized, developed and implemented enrichment exercises
to increase student musicianship)
• Classroom Management (Implementing daily lesson plan, evaluating student progress
and grades, student-teacher conference)
• Student Assessment (Conducting parent-teacher conference, assessing student
weekly performance)
• Recital Coordinator (Organizing recital schedules and activities)

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Bachelors of Music
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
University of California, Irvine


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate in Ethnomusicology
Jun 2012
University of California, Irvine

Expertise in the anthropological study of music and musical expression. Training in anthropological and ethnographic analysis of instrumental music, dance, spoken word, and song.


Dean's Award
Jun 2012
University of California, Irvine


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2012

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Joe Collective at the Winifred Smith Hall, June 2012
Rehearsal with neo-soul singer Iris Leonardo and the band
Photo by Joseph R.

Photo by Joseph R.

Photo by Joseph R.

Photo by Joseph R.
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3 Reviews

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Jeff P. Aug 5, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Joe is a great instructor. He has done a fantastic job explaining concepts in an understandable way, and utilizes a lot of computer tools to help the lessons, such as backing tracks. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

Darian C. Jul 2, 2015
Piano · In studio

Couldn't be happier with my piano lessons. Joseph has really catered the lessons towards me and my needs. He's a great teacher, very patient, and encouraging.

Jeff P. Jun 2, 2014
Saxophone · In home

I am happy with Joseph teaching. He knows his stuff. I like the fact that he plays a lot of different instruments and has electronics to boot.

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