Joe has been a musician for over 15 years and has been
teaching for over a decade. He is a well versed guitar, piano,
drums, percussion (marimba/xylophone/bells), bass, ukulele,
songwriting, and music production instructor.
He plays a variety of genres from funk/jam band to reggae to
progressive metal. Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in
Music Education at Saint Cloud State University and continued
studying Guitar Performance at McNally Smith College.
He has years of experience working with kids teaching
private lessons, group classes, and directing several music
ensembles. He has owned and operated the Kracker Jacks
Drumline since 2015. No matter the time of the day, Joe can be
found spreading the word: “Music is a language we all know how
to speak. Some of us just don’t know it yet.”