Joel was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has two Bachelor’s Degrees from the American Conservatory of Music (Chicago) and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.
Joel has performanced since 10 years old (band and solo appearances stage, radio, museums, coffee houses, weddings, worship services).
Teaching Philosophy: many years of education, formal and private, have afforded me the ability to custom make the student’s experience to the specific learning style, listen to the desires and goals, then tailor make a plan to achieve them in as quick a time-frame as possible. “I’ll meet you where you’re at then take you to where you want to go”.