Joseph Spence

Joseph S.

Hartford, CT
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Part of composing is music theory, and I know quite a bit.
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About

Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
August 2012

I grew up in music, and started playing the piano when I was 6 years old, and began composing and using Logic Pro two years after that. I have been playing saxophone for 8 years, and am currently working to gain my bachelors degree in music performance from California State University, Fullerton. During my saxophone instruction I also began learning clarinet as a supplementary instrument, and have been playing it for 3 years. What I love about music the most, is how deep it resonates with the human soul and how the music stems from the passion of the composer and the performer.

I feel that my job as a teacher is to instill a sense of passion and love for music in my students, in addition to teaching them the instrument and the rudiments of music. I also am a strong believer that the best way to grow as a musician is to perform, to play with other musicians, and to listen to as much music as one can get their hands on. My teaching style emphasizes deliberate and consistent practice schedules and a very broad and visceral understanding of music as a whole.

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Experience

Film Composer
Mar 2006 - Present
TurtleToast Media

Education

MM Saxophone Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Hartt School
BM Music Performance
Aug 2012 - Jan 2017
Cal State Fullerton
High School Diploma
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

James C. Rotter Saxophone Scholarship
May 2013
California State University, Fullerton

Affiliations

North American Saxophone Alliance
Aug 2016

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 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

My Senior High School Recital-Clair de Lune
Man of Steel Trailer Music
My Senior High School Recital-Bach Cello Suite 1. Prelude
Recital Photo Shoot

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9 Reviews

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Waseem K. May 8, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Great tutor.....very friendly and have knowledge about sax....

Jenna F. Mar 6, 2016
Saxophone · In home

My daughter had her first saxophone lesson and can't wait for the next one. Joseph was very patient with her and explained the basics of the saxophone.

Cody K. Feb 17, 2016
Clarinet · In studio

Great experience!!!!

Isabella G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Great instructor!

Isabella G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Great instructor!

Christian G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home

Cool an awesome teacher!!

Matthew G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home

I've had other piano instructors, but with Joseph I've learned a lot more.

Michael D. Mar 25, 2015
Piano · In studio

Joseph lets you practice something until you get it right. There's no doubt when moving onto the next lesson.

James W. Aug 18, 2014
Saxophone · In home

I highly recommend this teacher. He relates well to students while educating them in both the technique and spirit of music. During my year of studenthood to this teacher, I have grown faster than I could have imagined.

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