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About Joseph Deraad

Joseph Deraad
Joseph Deraad
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Tucson, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Bachelor Degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. Major emphases on Instrumental Music
Performance Experience: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Minneapolis Chamber Orchestra Minneapolis Wind Quintet Univ. of Minn. Saxophone Quartet Tucson Concert Band Arizona Symphonic Band Sonora Winds Green Valley Concert Band Old Pueblo Brass Band Southern Arizona Symphonic Orchestra
Teaching Experience: Music Teacher, McGregor School district, McGregor, MN - Elementary, Junior, & High School Bands, plus H.S. Chorus. Private Teacher starting from age 18 to current
Teaching Philosophy: Music is FUN to learn. A private music lesson experience is the most important factor for a developing musician. Every lesson becomes an opportunity to have fun while discovering new adventures in music.

Get to know Joseph Deraad

Joe started his professional career at the age of 16, while still in High School. In his early life he made his living playing professionally, mostly on Bassoon, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Recorder.

He was a regular player when Broadway shows came to town. They often used 'pick-up' musicians.  Joe usually played the part requiring Clarinet, Baritone Sax, and Bassoon. After college he spent two years in the Army Band playing the woodwinds. His private teaching started when he was 18 and just starting college. He taught for two different music stores with about 20 students a week; giving private lessons have continued to this  day. 

Joe is a published composer and arranger and has spent many hours in this pursuit

When he came to Tucson, he played with many of the community bands and orchestras here, including being the solo Euphonium player for the local English style Brass Band and principal Bassoon for the Southern Arizona symphony Orchestra.

Joe puts his love of music and teaching into every lesson from the very beginners to advanced students.

Joseph Deraad teaches at:
8320 Thornydale Rd Suite 150/170
Tucson, AZ 85741
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