I was fortunate, tonight, to be able to attend two different classes... Steel Pan and Latin Percussion.. as they ran back to back. Both classes were small in size, allowing for individual instruction, and participants were all of similar skill level to my own (novice or near novice.) I felt welcome and comfortable and am looking forward to next week! (NOT looking forward to recitals!)
Joseph Godfrey is a pianist and educator in New England. He holds degrees in Jazz Studies from the University of South Carolina (MM) and Jazz Performance (BM) from the University of Rhode Island. Performance highlights include performing at the Newport Jazz Festival (2013) and Falmouth Jazz Festival (2012). Joseph performs in many venues in the New England area as a solo pianist and as a member of a small ensemble. Functions include wedding ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours, restaurants, church services, business events, social events and private functions.
Joseph has taught private lessons, small classes and coached jazz combos at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, and Friends of the Music Mansion. He currently teaches at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School and Rhody Center for World Music and Dance and plays in two bands; Panoramic View and 10:2. Joseph is active as a performer in New England as a pianist equally proficient in jazz, classical and popular music.