Mr.Joseph Kaplan graduated from SUNY Oneonata, he began playing in small clubs and events across NYC while he was only 16 years old at the time. After graduating high school, Joe was accepted into the Music Industry program at SUNY Oneonta. It was here Joseph played in various music ensembles such as the SUNY Oneonta Zappa Band, Jam Band, and Jazz Octet. He also began playing in bands outside of school, opening up for acts such as hip-hop artist Sammy Adams and H.R. of the Bad Brains.Throughout his tenure in college, Joe continued to study guitar vigorously under the guidance of esteemed music professor, Mark Pawkett. Today, Joe is currently working in a slew of projects ranging from Rock and Funk to Jazz, R&B, Hip-hop and World Music.
From a musician’s standpoint, Joseph believes that practice, diligence, and dedication are the tools necessary for mastering any musical instrument. He also encourages his students to ask questions and to strive to become the best they can possibly be. He is proud to be a part of the wonderful teaching staff at Further Music School and is always ready and willing to help and educate.