Joe started drumming with a local Penticton pipe band in the 1980’s. He continued drumming through his school years in concert and stage bands, received a Diploma of Music Performance at Grant MacEwan University, and studied Jazz at St. Francis Xavier University. Joe also spent a year studying Recording Engineering in Vancouver, however, found his passion was for performing and teaching. Joe has played in a variety of different bands across the Lower Mainland and Okanagan. He has taught at Drums R Us, and the Penticton Academy of Music, and is now joining the West Kelowna Music School.
Joe teaches students of all levels, from absolute beginners up to advanced drumming. From reading, rudiments, independence, transcriptions, multiple styles, and technique, Joe is focused on working with students to help them achieve their individual goals. “We are a team, and I can help you there”. He teaches all styles of Drum Set and Rudimental Scottish drumming.
Joe offers the internationally recognized RSL Rockschool curriculum as an option to students.