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Joe Wilson
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Durham, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone
Education: BFA from New York University, currently pursuing MM from North Carolina Central University
Performance Experience: Over ten years of bandstand and recording studio performance in three cities. Multiple tours of Europe, Brazil, and across the United States playing original music with bands.
Teaching Experience: Over ten years teaching experience of private lessons, group lessons, and master classes.
Teaching Philosophy: The core of my teaching philosophy is simple: to nurture, guide, and enhance every student’s personal connection to music. This process not only reaps musical rewards in terms of performance and listening appreciation, but also translates across a range of related qualities and skills vital to one’s personal, scholastic and professional growth.

Get to know Joe

A recent transplant to Durham, Joe Wilson is a passionate and dedicated musician and educator, with over a decade of professional experience in New York City, Houston, as well as international touring. He teaches woodwinds, specializing in saxophone, jazz and improv/composition/theory, and prides himself on customizing lessons to guide each student’s individual “artist’s journey”. Joe believes in learning to practice the fundamentals of music via deep study of songs that students already know and love.   

As a bandleader, sideman, and as a soundtrack composer, Joe has created and released music in many genres to success on major streaming platforms. He has performed and had works featured in concert halls, clubs, festivals, cinemas, and theaters, including Lincoln Center, Cannes Film Festival, The Jazz Standard, and many others.   

Joe received music and merit scholarships to attend NYU, where he studied film, music, and anthropology.  Currently, Joe is pursuing a Masters degree in Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University, where he studies with Dr. Ira Wiggins, Branford Marsalis, Joey Caldarazzo, Dr. Brian Horton, and more.

Joe teaches at:
3603 Witherspoon Blvd Suite 112
Durham, NC 27707
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