Piano and Saxophone Instructor: Joseph Natale
Joe was born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Yorktown Heights. He developed an interest in music at an early age and started playing clarinet in elementary school band. He discovered the saxophone and his passion for jazz, and at 13, he enrolled at Lagond Music School in Elmsford, NY where he had the privilege to study with such luminaries as Charlie Lagond, Jon Irabagon and Kris Allen. Joseph then took his studies to the next level, receiving a B.M. in Jazz Studies from the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT. At Hartt, he had the opportunity to study and play with accomplished musicians such as Rene McLean, Abraham Burton, Jimmy Greene, Kris Allen, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Christopher Casey and many more. While in Hartford, Joseph taught Woodwind and Piano workshops for students of all ages at the Artist's Collective. Many of Joe's students have gone on to attend college as music majors.