Methodology

It is important to create a learning environment that both champions the individuality of each student and ultimately fosters independence in studying music. With a focus on learning via lesson and theory methods, varied musical supplements, and fun songs and activities with development purposes, the studio at Joe Kenney Piano focuses on a comprehensive learning plan.

Music Theory

An integral part of developing independent musicians is imparting understanding of the compositional process.  Joe's vast experience allows him to challenge students and help them excel in understanding theory that can then be applied to other pieces. Through playing, and more importantly, understanding, scales, chords, and several other musical machinations, students become prepared to approach the piano with confidence. 

Sight Reading

As students become familiar with music theory, they can concurrently  engage confidently  in learning music on their own.  Sight-reading of new music  is fun in the short term and significant in the long-term, especially in the areas of reading, musicality, and pianism.

Ear Training

A vital part of being a well-rounded pianist is ear training. In the studio at Joe Kenney Piano, an important component of lessons is learning to understand the music from the perspective of hearing and discerning intervals, chord progressions, and various musical patterns.

Performance Opportunities

The studio at Joe Kenney PIano offers regular performance opportunities. While these perforamnces are not required, they are strongly enouraged.  These events include low-key, fun retirement home concerts, and an annual recital. The intention with the performances is to celebrate  the students and the music they have learned and worked so hard on, through sharing that music with friends and family and others  in a warm and supportive environment.

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Album Four in Progress!

Recording is well underway for Joe's fourth album, his first to be released on 212° records. Joe and band are working with engineer Glenn Barratt at Morningstar Studios; the group is overwhelmingly excited about how it is turning out. Stay tuned for announcements on the featured vocalists and instrumentalists, as well as release date!

Hotline Bling - Solo Piano Cover - at over 415K Streams on Spotify

From his sophomore album, 1.5 (2016),  Joe Kenney's solo piano cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling", has 415K+  streams  on Spotify. 1.5 debuted as a surprise album in February 2016 -- you can stream it here or buy a physical copy via the website.

Joe Kenney signs with 212 Degrees Records

Joe will put out his 4th studio album with the new label, spearheaded by Michael Tozzi of Radio JJZ and iJazzGlobal and  Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, and entrepreneur Carter Fox.