Joseph Rotella

Joseph R.

Hendersonville, TN

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

Teaching since:
September 2001

Joey had taught private lessons in 2001 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and online. Joey has helped students learn the basics of drumming, various styles, independence, and overall how to have fun playing. Joey also knows a lot about electronic drums, and recording them.

Joey has been playing for 18 years. He has performed, toured, recorded with many bands in 3 different states for many years. As an expert in his field, Joey looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Joey's teaching style is fun, relaxed, and knowledgeable.

Joey also has 3 songs published with 3 different publishers. He has 1 of his songs on a YouTube commercial and another one on a nationwide instructional volleyball DVD called "A-Bomb".

He has performed with many bands and one that achieved a song at #32 on R&R charts in 2003.

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Drum Circle Co-Leader
Aug 2004 - Mar 2008
Roosevelt Middle

Helped co-lead a drum circle after school for middle school students.

Drum Instructor
Aug 2002 - Jun 2003
Maywood Fine Arts

Head drum instructor at the school. Taught 12 different students (all different ages) the basics and fundamentals of drumming.


Associates of Arts
Aug 2004 - Dec 2006
Triton College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Broadcast Music Inc.
Aug 2013

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Joseph R.
Performing with a rock band from Chicago
Photo by Joseph R.
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Jason Dec 19, 2015
Drum · In studio

Really cool teacher. Learned a lot about the real basics as a beginner and gave me a great foundation.

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