Joe Bussey began his musical education at the age of 11, studying guitar, bass and piano . He graduated with honors from Rutgers University in 2000 with a BA in Music Performance - Jazz. After graduating, he spent the next 10 years studying ear-training, musicianship and classical piano privately with teacher Jeff Goldstein. Joe has toured internationally and performed extensively with jazz, rock, folk and world music groups. He plays piano, guitar, upright bass and electric bass professionally, and his background makes him uniquely qualified as a teacher. He has spent the last 15 years studying and performing both jazz and classical styles. Joe's love of learning has led him to study the learning process of the brain and also how martial arts applications can help improve concentration and technique.