Main instruments taught at UMC: Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitar
Education: Joe attended Moorhead State University, graduating with a degree in Music with a focus on Trumpet and Music Education. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Elective Studies in Visual Arts from St. Cloud State University.
Additional Experience: Joe began teaching music in his 10th grade year of high school! He has been a music educator for over 50 years and has worked with over 600 students. Joe’s musical knowledge and experience includes solo and band guitarist, composition, conducting, trumpet and French horn orchestra and wind ensemble, and bell choir. His musical style experience covers jazz, rock, funk, country, and church praise band. Joe also has teaching experience with the dobro, ukulele, accordion, banjo, harmonica, and music theory.
Joe has opened for noted musicians Carole King, John Kay (Steppenwolf), The Ohio Players, and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and among a myriad of venues, he has played both rooms at First Avenue and The Cabooze in Minneapolis.
Joe’s teaching style is outgoing and humble. “I am excited to share my musical experiences, and often I am the student of my students! I am 100% open to teaching students to their musical preferences.”