Joseph Peck

Teacher/Mentor

Wichita State University, B.A. in Music Education, Instrumental, Percussion

Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University and has held a State of California Music Education K-12 Credential. He performed with Potential Symphony, an award-winning steel band in Trinidad, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition. He was a founding member of Babylon Saints – a venerable LA-based pop/rock/reggae band, and has performed and recorded throughout the US in genres such as Caribbean, reggae, acoustic rock, jazz, and fusion. His career has taken him around the world, working with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Cyndi Lauper, and Ryan Gosling, among others. His work has aired on VH1, CBS, and NBC, including Parks and Recreation. He was also a contributor in Teaching in the Diverse Classroom: Learner Centered Activities That Work, a book for educators by Tanya Huber-Bowen. Joseph currently resided in West Los Angeles with his wife and two children. They enjoy weekend trips to Legoland and fun on the sandy beaches of Southern California.

Hobbies: Golf, hiking, traveling,

Favorite Quote:
“Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way to the inmost soul and take strongest hold upon it, bringing with them and imparting grace if one is rightly trained.” Plato
Republic,
Book 3, page 401

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