Joey is a pianist / piano teacher who teaches privately in both Westchester NY and in Connecticut. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music from SUNY Purchase. He is a Steinway educational partner, and his Jazz blog has been recognized as one of the top 50 on the internet. Some of his work for young students has been published in the popular method Piano Safari which is used by teachers all over the globe. He was also recently a guest speaker at the Connecticut State Music Teachers State Association on Improvisation Pedagogy for Beginners.
Joey has worked in education most of his life. He was Co-head of music at Camp Tevya in New Hampshire, and worked for Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts as Head of Songwriting for two years. He also assisted in teaching private jazz piano lessons in addition to aiding coach ensembles at the New York State Music Festival. He has also served on faculty at Greenwich Country Day private school in Greenwich, CT.
At sixteen years old, he won the Grand Prize for the C Note Recording Studio Songwriting Contest for his original song 'Right at You." A year later, at seventeen, he won 1st place in the Chaminade Club of Yonkers Piano Competition with an $1000 1st prize. Joey was invited to be a featured solo artist on Open Stage, a local TV Show featuring musical talent. At eighteen, he was a Young Arts Merit Award winner by the National Foundation of Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) for Jazz Piano Performance.