Testimonials

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“Joel Stein is a seriously schooled musician that understands the language of composition, production and writing. These are the things today’s musician needs in a mentor/producer, especially considering the high volume of new music released today. You’re in excellent hands with Joel.”

 - GLEN SOBEL, DRUMMER FOR ALICE COOPER

 
 

“You’re gonna wanna work with Joel. He’s straight up a great singer/songwriter and over all great guy!”

- BRAD ALBETTA, BASSIST AND ENGINEER (PETE TOWNSEND, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, SEAN LENNON)

 
 

“Joel is an absolute dream to work with. His songs are well written and catchy. His musicianship and production skills are sky high. His spirit and attitude are unmatched. I can think of no one better to call on for all things music.”

- CRAIG AKIN, BASSIST FOR RED MOLLY

 

“Joel gave me a copy of his CD, “Blanco”, and I immediately fell in love with songs like “Fort Tryon” and Lullaby”. Joel is an outstanding musician, and writes songs that can make your bad day bright.”

– NOAH CHENFELD, FORMER STUDENT/LEAD SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE BOX STORY

 

“American Festival for the Arts was very fortunate to have Joel teach songwriting classes for us for nine years. His insights into the creative process and his ability to communicate with kids really brought out the best in our students. He’s a wonderful communicator and a wealth of knowledge.”

– MICHAEL REMSON, EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS.

 
 
 

“Joel is one of the best teachers I have ever met. He showed patience and understanding in the years that he taught me how to play guitar and piano. He used his knowledge of songwriting to make the classes interesting by tailoring his lessons to my ability level. He also puts on a pretty cool live show.”

– JEFFREY GORDON, FORMER STUDENT

 

“Joel is a library of information. Not only does he rock at his singer/songwriter work, he is also an incredible instructor. What makes Joel the best is the individual attention he gives, on top of being able to lead a large group of students. He actually cares about the growth and success of his students, which, I’m discovering, is a really tough thing to find in a music coach.”

– SAMI FREEMAN, SINGER-SONGWRITER AND FORMER STUDENT

“Joel has mastered the craft of songwriting. His lyrics paint pictures in your mind while his melodies are memorable and fun to sing. His songs are heartfelt and come from truth.”

– RISA BINDER, SINGER-SONGWRITER