- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- 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 schoolâs 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 ***
Ear Training (!)
Music in the real world
*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
Shure, MXL mic's
M-Audio Profire 610
*** 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.
• 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
• Recital Coordinator (Organizing recital schedules and activities)
Expertise in the anthropological study of music and musical expression. Training in anthropological and ethnographic analysis of instrumental music, dance, spoken word, and song.
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.
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.
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.
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.