Joel studied music and jazz guitar for four years at the University of Guelph. While in Guelph, Joel played with a wide variety of musical groups in genres ranging from jazz, free jazz, rock, choir, pop, folk, and blues. It was here that Joel became interested in fingerstyle guitar and singing and started to develop a name for himself as a solo performer. Joel’s musical journey has allowed him the opportunity to play hundreds of the gigs in venues ranging from private parties, cafes, markets, bars, weddings, concert halls, music festivals and more.

In 2016 & 2017 Joel competed in the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition against competitors from across the globe and placed 4th and 3rd respectively. Joel now resides in Toronto where he teaches guitar, ukulele, piano and singing and performs regularly by himself and with various groups.