Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. He has taught on the faculties of the Peabody Preparatory School in Baltimore and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his many live performances, he can be heard on two CD’s with the chamber ensemble “Departure” and on the film score to the Showtime movie "Fat Rose and Squeaky".
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and a Master's degree from Arizona State University, both in Instrumental Performance. She has been an active freelancer and private music instructor for the past six years in New York, in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and across the Bay Area. While pursing her Master's degree, she was a regular substitute oboist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in addition to several other regional orchestras. She maintains her own oboe reed-making business and sells her handmade reeds to customers across the United States. A native of Fairport, New York, Elizabeth began her studies on oboe at the age of 10. Her teachers include Martin Schuring, Richard Killmer, and Paige Morgan.
Gail Lew is an editor, arranger, piano teacher, clinician, and nationally-respected leader in the field of piano pedagogy. She is a piano teacher at Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe where she offers private lessons and group theory classes. Gail is also a judge for state, national, and international piano events. She holds degrees and credentials in piano performance, music history, and music education. Highlights of her 30-year career in music included tenure as senior piano editor for the California Music Teacher magazine, and chairman of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Committee on Independent Music Teachers. Gail maintains close ties with major publishing companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe and presents workshops nationwide on contemporary music focusing on living composers. She specializes in teaching piano at the intermediate and advanced levels.