Twenty years of experience as a steelpan percussionist and music educator have informed his development of the Joseph Peck World Music Program – an innovative, performance-based class which exposes students to the important cultural and historical contributions of music. Students learn thebuilding blocks of music (melody, harmony, and rhythm) in a supportive,
creative, and interactive environment using percussion instruments such as steel drums (pans), hand drums, shakers, cowbells, and tamboo-bamboo. Students go on to read, write, practice, play, and perform music from around the world, both on an individual level, as well as with an ensemble.
His Caribbean Drum Circle Program is a music enrichment program that he conducts at Libraries and in schools, teaching students to build community and relate with one another in a drum circle format.
In both of Joseph’s programs, students discover the connection between music and math, science, the language arts, and the natural world. Each program culminates in a concert performance.