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Master Teaching Artist

Joel is an active and passionate

music educator.

His experiential approach to music education blends physicality,  improvisation, ensemble- building and storytelling into an immersive, engaging, musical experience. He is comfortable working with all ages and skill levels from elementary to professional. Joel has taught arts residencies and facilitated professional development workshops in music education and music composition with a number of well-respected arts and education organizations, including: 

  • Trinity Wall Street 

  • Carnegie Hall 

  • The Boston Lyric Opera 

  • The Story Pirates

  • The Metropolitan Opera Guild

  • The Little Orchestra Society

  • The Dreamyard Project

Joel believes it is important to pass on the artistic expertise and experience he has developed over the years, and is always interested in partnering up to facilitate a learning experience to deepen participants exposure, comfort and delight in the arts. 

Summer Professional Development

for teachers:

For over a decade, Joel has facilitated week-long creative residencies with teachers (both arts and non-arts alike) where he guides participants through adapting a source material into a fully-realized performance complete with music, lyrics and staging, while reflectively discovering along the way how the performance tools we learn in composition, lyric crafting and staging can be adapted and used in the classroom to achieve academic learning goals. Partnering organizations for this include The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Boston Lyric Opera and Muse Machine. 


Joel is currently available for summer bookings for Professional Development Residencies for the 2024 summer season. References from previous partnerships are available.

Please inquire! 

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