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Joseph – piano teacher

Joseph is a pianist, educator and composer currently based in Oxford.  He received a scholarship to study piano under Philip Fowke and Penelope Roskell as well as composition under Deirdre Gribbin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2015, graduating in 2019 with a first- class bachelor’s degree with honours.  Joseph teaches in a manner that is personal to each individual. His aim is to work with his students at their own pace to cultivate the needed skills at the instrument and beyond. At the heart of the teaching is the importance of musical communication with the belief that that is fundamentally the core of technique. In addition to aspects taught in graded syllabuses such as scales, sight reading etc., Joseph encourages personal musical exploration and expression to allow his students to find their musical selves. Often, a broadening of awareness to the nuts and bolts of music and therefore an opportunity to further grasp the deeper meanings of it comprises his work.

Joseph has have played in several venues including Cadogan Hall, New College, Oxford, the Denis Arnold Hall, Oxford, 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace (South Kensington) for the Vernon Ellis Foundation, St. Alfege Church and the Old Royal Naval College. One of his passions in repertoire lies with contemporary music. Joseph commissioned a work by composer Caitlin Harrison for a recital in May 2019, recorded music for Robert Saxton and has frequently played new works by young composers for auditions to the national colleges of music and composition competitions. Despite this however, Joseph also feels at home when performing staple repertoire such as Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Some of his more recent performances include participating in the Oxford Chamber Music Festival with violinist Marie Schreer and accompanying for New College music students. Joseph is principle organist at the Glyme Valley churches, where he also regularly sings as a countertenor. Joseph has previously sung as a choral scholar at Exeter College Chapel Choir, Oxford.