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Teachers at the Old Town School

Joel Styzens

Drum Kit, Piano, Percussion, Guitar

Music Styles - Drums: Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Latin/Afro-Cuban, Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass, and many others Piano: Classical, Pop, Foundational Jazz and Blues

Joel Styzens is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer specializing in drums, piano, guitar, percussion, and hammered dulcimer.

Joel is a graduate of Millikin University where he studied Percussion, Music Business and piano.
He is also a recording artist and film composer -- composing music for a wide range of projects, including film, animation, television, and his own ensemble.
Joel has collaborated with musicians in every style from Jazz to Rock and enjoys incorporating all of the elements into his teaching.

Joel's teaching approach emphasizes the important foundation of rhythm on all instruments and in all music -- connecting the fundamentals to the music that each student personally enjoys.

Each student will develop and improve the following:
- Listening skills
- Rhythmic confidence
- Coordination
- Reading
- Musicality
- Phrasing
- Sense of time
- And technical skills in various areas & styles

Get in touch with Joel at JStyzens@oldtownschool.org.

Education: Bachelor of Music from Millikin University: Emphasis in Percussion and Music Business

Started at the Old Town School in September of 2004