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About Joseph Tucker

Joe Tucker
Joseph Tucker
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Banjo, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Piano, String Bass, Ukulele
Education: On the GI Bill studied music at Cabrillo College, California, specializing Jazz Performance with Ray Brown. Studied Music Theory, piano, and was member of the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra. In Washington DC, took advanced studies with Chopin specialist Professor Basil Toutorsky of the Toutorskiy Academy of Music. Sudied music theory with Dr. Asher Zlotnick of Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore. Studied jazz improvisation with Dr. Rollin Wiggins of Charlottesville.
Performance Experience: In marching and concert bands; private lessons with, Roger Hauver on percussion and guitar. Performed on drums with a touring band that was discovered by the Beatles’ company, Apple Records and endorsed by Percy Sledge in opening for Dr. John in New York City. Performed with Ron Crotty, Bassist, with Dave Brubeck Quartet, Earl “Fathat” Hines and Vince Guaraldi. Also performed with Earl Jackson, Saxophonist, with Duke Elligton, Lou Rawls and the band, Earth, Wind and Fire.
Teaching Experience: 1999. Folk Union Military Academy. Drum Line 2000 Monticello High School. Drums 2000. Tandem High School. Substitute Music Teacher and assistant to teachers. 2011. Music and Arts 2013. Blue Ridge School. Vibraphone 2020. Covenant School. Advance Music teacher and advisor
Teaching Philosophy: Alternative teaching methods tailored to students needs. Emphasis in improvisation.

Get to know Joseph Tucker

I have been a profession musician all my life. Age 13, first professional performance in 1960 on drum set in a rock band.  At 21 invited to California and San Francisco to play in various bands including Country music legend Steve Young.  Multi-instrumental performances in bands of various genres: county, jazz, folk and rock in and around Washington DC and central Virginia.  

In 2016 I was ordained a Minister at Union Ridge Church.

Joseph Tucker teaches at:
1512 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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