Joe has been playing music longer than he can remember. Having started playing piano at age 3 and violin at age 7, he went on to study classical music up to conservatoire level. At the age of 18 he decided that he would make the permanent transition to the guitar and started to study on the jazz course at Middlesex University where, not only did he also discover that he loved playing double bass, he graduated with a 2:1. Since then he’s gone on to play regularly around the country, at prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the Barbican Centre as well as playing sessions for bands such as Dr Hook. He also recently recorded his debut album, which is due to be released in the not too distant future.
Joe has also been teaching for a number of years, working for Bromley Youth Music Trust and Croydon Music and Arts. He firmly believes that everyone that is able to speak, read and write a language is able to be a musician. He gives a solid grounding in how music works and technique, allowing the student to guide their own learning and pick any particular style. Above all, Joe believes in having fun!
Joe teaches with us regularly on Friday evenings.