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 featured in the Artists of Tomorrow’s program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival where he premiered Noam Faingold’s Prelude for Cello and Piano with Daniel Rorke. Music festivals are an important part of Joe’s life and include appearances at Meadowmount, Encore, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, Domaine Forget, Atlantic Music Festival 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 received his Masters degree from Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida under the tutelage of David Cole.  After completing his Performance Certificate from Mount Royal University, he went on to receive his Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of Music.  Since graduating in 2015, Joe has been a member of two orchestras in Ontario and now teaches and freelances in 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.