Joe Kenney is the owner/lead piano instructor at The Studio. He graduated with honors from West Chester University in 2013 (B.M. Piano Performance). Kenney has 9+ years of teaching experience, and teaches all ages and levels. Also a concert pianist and recording artist, Joe loves helping kids reach their fullest potential musically, in a fun and welcoming learning environment.
Amanda Bewley received her B.M. in violin performance from West Chester University. She is passionate about providing high-quality education to young learners. She has helped dozens of students create and achieve their musical goals. Amanda studied violin pedagogy at the Juilliard Starling-Delay Symposium and studied the Suzuki method in the Every Child Can! course. She enjoys sharing music locally and performs with the Divine Hand Ensemble, theater groups, and orchestras. Amanda teaches violinists and violists of all levels and beginner oboe students.
Eddie Meyer is a multi-instrumentalist, session musician, and instructor based out of the Philadelphia area. Known as a talented saxophone and guitar player, he has played with many of the rock n roll, blues, jam, and funk bands in the region, making a name for himself as a highly sought after sideman. He has led a few of his own projects, including rock duo Saint Phoenix, jam band Quarrydog, and Americana duo Rolling Doubles. Despite deep roots in the blues, no genre truly defines the range of Eddie's artistic interests. He has done studio work for groups in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Tri-State area, and is a founder of the "Jamz Music and Arts Festival", an annual summer fest in Chester County. In 2018, Eddie released a four song EP with Mechanizer Studios of Malvern, PA. Eddie has big plans for 2019, including recording more solo material, working on new full band projects, touring, and imparting his talents and wisdom as an instructor to a growing roster of students!
Bess Zahradnik iss a certified music teacher in the state of PA, and currently works as a substitute teacher in the Phoenixville and Owen J. Roberts school districts. She has been playing piano since the age of 10, and has a passion for teaching students of all ages. In addition to the piano, she is a lover of choir, band, (and more recently orchestra,) and musical theater, and has her Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Valley Forge. She currently resides in Phoenixville.
REFLECTION, NO. 5: IMMERSION releases
The newest track on Joe Kenney's upcoming solo piano collection and fifth overall studio album, released 7/2. The neo-classical/ambient style piece is the fifth track in a series of twelve musical meditations on points of personal growth. Listen now!
FORTH Nominated for four Hometown Heroes Awards
The latest collaborative album by Joe Kenney continues to make a flourish. The 10-track multi-genre effort -- highlighted by features of six Philadelphia-area vocalists -- has been named a finalist in four categories in the 2020 Homey Awards. Hometown Heroes is a staple in the Delaware Valley Music Community spearheaded by Mark Rogers and Delaware Public Media; the four categories in which Kenney received nominations are Best Collaboration, Best R & B Song, Best Jazz Song, and Best Keyboardist.
JOE KENNEY BAND: SURPRISE NEW RELEASE
On 5/14, Joe Kenney Band released MJ Medley, a bonus recording from the Forth album sessions. The piano-led jazz fusion arrangement is a staple at JKB shows and is part of a busy season of releases for Kenney, which has included the aforementioned collab album and the new collection of solo piano reflections.
Joe Kenney wins a Bronze Medal at Global Music Awards for new album, Forth.
The Global Music Awards, highly respected for their esteemed panel of judges and for reviewing submissions from across the world, selected Forth as a Bronze Medal Winner for its merit as an album release.
Forth posts debut on charts/ receives airplay on 85+ radio stations in US and Canada
The fourth studio album from Joe Kenney has had impressive results on the airwaves since releasing last October. Forth debuted in the top 300 in the Community/College Radio Charts, and several stations reporting to the North American College and Community Radio Charts have listed Forth in the top 5 of their rotation.
The album has been featured on hip-hop shows, jazz shows, and more; a big win for the crossover album and its bid to reach widespread listeners across multiple genres.