Joel Reid

Trumpet and Saxophone teacher at Ava Music
Joel Reid begun his musical career by playing saxophone at the age of 13.  Joel studied Jazz studies at Capilano University, majoring in saxophone from 2005 to 2009.  During his time in college, Joel began playing other instruments including the guitar, flute, piano, bass, and drums. Over the years, he has played in numerous bands around town, from Jazz to Funk, to Reggae, and continues to expand to other projects.  Joel also composes and writes original songs on guitar and piano. 
Joel has been teaching music for 7 years and has worked in many different musical schools around the Vancouver area. He currently works as a Music Specialist at a Montessori school. By having learnt how the Montessori Pedagogy works, Joel recognizes the importance of connecting with the children at their skill level. Joel understands everyone learns differently and is able to adapt his teaching style to match the student's own path of development making music a fun experience! Music has always been a huge part of Joel's life and something he loves to share with others. Joel aims to pass down his great love of music to each of his students.