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Joseph Cheng - Violin Instructor


Joseph Cheng

Joseph Cheng

Title: Violin Instructor

Genres: Classical, Bluegrass, Folk, and anything to do with improvisation

Skill Level: Beginning, Intermediate

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Minor in Mathematics from Penn State

Joseph Cheng's Summary

Joseph Cheng began playing the violin at the age of 10, and has only put it down for one summer since that time. He began taking lessons with Ms. Carol Taleff of Lancaster for four years and then for another four years with Ms. Irene Palashewskij of Harrisburg. Through the Cumberland Valley School District's music program, he stayed involved in orchestras under Mrs. Lynn Sten, Mrs. Donna Houser, and Ms. Jennifer Anderson. Whether it was string quartets for weddings, forays into high school musical pit orchestras (The Wizard of Oz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) to community youth orchestras (Harrisburg Youth and Junior Youth Symphony Orchestras directed by Dr. Ron Schafer and Mrs. Marie Weber) a passion was forming under it all, culminating in a desire to see people of all ages pick up strings. Along the quest to become a friendly neighborhood fiddler, he has met a great many talented and passionate musicians, from busking in State College to playing in local churches. After graduating from Penn State with degrees in English and Computer Science, he still looks to make the most of every musical opportunity, playing and encouraging others to play.

Recent opportunities include Oyster Mill's Production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Fishing Creek's Production of Meet Me in St. Louis, and various gigs with local folk artists, including Suzi Brown, Stacey Dee, and the Indian Summer Jars.

Like lemons and lemonade, Joseph believes if God gives us strings, we can join a symphony of sound, or at least a bluegrass band.

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The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center has collected some of the best music instructors in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, New Cumberland, Lemoyne, Dillsburg, Enola, and the West Shore, Pennsylvania area. We offer group and individual lessons in Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano & Keyboard, Voice, Cello, Drums & Percussion, Flute. Live music events such as concerts, recitals, jam sessions performed by local bands & musicians as well as famous artists are the type of events you can find at our music arts center, in Mechanicsburg, Pa (right off the Carlisle Pike). We also offer educational events for seasoned students to learn from well known musicians in our artist clinics and master classes.

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