Joe has been teaching for over 25 years, and his teaching method has been described as EDUCATIONAL, PRACTICAL, and FUN!

Being a Berklee College of Music graduate and having studied with many of the greats, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with everyone from a beginner to a pro!

Joe stresses the importance of Time, Feel, Groove, Sound, Reading, Rudiments, Dynamics, Different Styles, Different Time Signatures, Speed, Control, Endurance, Soloing, Musicality, Song Forms, and how to Practice and Perform with a click. He also incorporates how drums can be applied to the natural law of physics—making it easy to play.

“Playing the drums utilizes the same principles as any great athlete, being relaxed, balanced, and focused.”

He likes to prepare his students for musical situations they will need to gig live, and record in the studio and gives any beginner the tools and foundation they will need to grow musically.
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Thanks to Paul Batres and everyone at The Rythm Academy in San Jose, CA for their great community of amazing teachers!

“After being off the drums for 30 years Joe jump-started me on the path to getting my funk back. He is a great teacher.”