Instructor
Joined in
2005

Joel R.

Instructor

Teaches Saxophone, Clarinet

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Teaches at:
Education

Berklee College of Music, M.M. Jazz Pedagogy, B.S. Media Communications, Western Illinois University

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone, Clarinet

Teaching Experience

Private Lessons, Jazz Ensembles, Improvisation, Classical Styles

Performance Experience

Live shows, Professional Recordings, Independant Recordings, Session Music, Regional Tours, Eropean Tours

About Joel R.

Joel is an accomplished musician with an expertise in woodwinds, particularly saxophones and clarinet.  Joel has a M.M. from Berklee College of Music, with a focus on Jazz Pedagogy. In addition to being awarded various music scholarships through his alma maters, Joel twice received the Outstanding Soloist Award at the University of Notre Dame Jazz Festival.  During his college years, Joel studied with renowned musicians/instructors such as Jeff Harrington, Bill Pierce, John Vana, John Murphy, and Henry Butler.

Joel's academic career also included various regional and national performance tours, including a European tour in support of John Fedchock's "The Third Degree" CD release. Joel is an active performer, and his performances include the esteemed company of Ellis Marsalis, Delfeyo Marsalis, Mark Whitfield, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Tim Hagans, Jim Snidero, Von Freeman, Willie Pickens, Fred Hersch, Robert Shy, Maynard Ferguson, and David Liebman.

In addition to his numerous live performances, Joel's professional career is filled with extensive recording sessions.  Prior to the performance tour, he served as a session musician on the above-mentioned "The Third Degree" CD, which received a five-star review in the October 1995 issue of Downbeat Magazine, and favorable reviews in the London Jazz Journal.  Joel has recorded and produced an independent CD of his own, featuring various recordings of his live performances.

Joel has a wide range of teaching experience as well, including private and classroom instruction of English as a Second Language at Berklee College of Music, as well as teaching undergraduate jazz ensembles and improvisation as well.  He has been teaching private lessons with Music & Arts for many years, and is happy to meet with you to discuss his lesson program. 

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