About the teacher

Joe Goering soloed with the Kansas City Symphony at the age of sixteen after winning the Regional Competition for Young Performing Artists. Playing in the Lyric Theatre, Joe played Saint-Saens’ First Cello Concerto in A Minor under the baton of Timothy Hankewich. 


Mr. Goering has continued to perform for audiences. He was recently featured in the Artists of Tomorrow’s program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He premiered Noam Faingold’s Prelude for Cello and Piano with Daniel Rorke and also performed music of Shostakovich. Music festivals are an important part of Joe’s life and include appearances at Meadowmount, Encore, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar and Toronto Summer Music Festival.  He has performed publicly with acclaimed string musicians like Paul Coletti, Pedja Muzijevic, David Hetherington, David Louie, and Jonathan Crow.

Joe has a Bachelor and Masters degree from Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. He also holds a Performance Certificate from Mount Royal Academy where he studied with John Kadz prior to his coming to Toronto.  In 2015, Joe received his Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of Music where he studied with John Kadz and Desmond Hoebig.  Joe has been a member of two orchestras since graduating and now teaches in Northern Toronto.  

Whether you are interested in learning the cello as a beginner or have had many years of cello lessons already, Joe has extensive teaching experience.  During the past 15 years, Joe has held conservatory positions, coached chamber groups at the Royal Conservatory of Music, taught at Sistema Toronto and maintained a studio of private students.

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