Experienced Music Director and Piano Accompanist Available...
...working with singers and instrumentalists for over thirty five years.
Jazz, Cabaret, Classical and
I'm also a jazz singer and pianist particularly interested in jazz and cabaret singers
who are looking for professional guidance
to help them create a unique performance.
Conveniently located in Central Square Cambridge.
Bachelors and Masters degrees in music.
(B.M. The Hartt School, M.M. New England Conservatory)
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Joe Della Penna - on short notice he accompanied me for my college vocal audition. He reviewed my music in advance and we met before the audition to warm up and run through the songs. I felt confident at my audition and things went very smoothly. I highly recommend Joe for anyone seeking an accompanist.
- Mason D, Windsor CT
"Joe recently provided piano accompaniment for my daughter's college audition on very short notice. Joe was able to help her smooth out some difficult passages with one rehearsal and sail through through the audition process. Thank you for your superb professional assistance!
- Phil Clement
"I have worked with Joe Della Penna for over
eight years now, and he is the kind of pianist any
vocalist would like to have. As a vocal coach he is
both very knowledgeable and always encouraging. Joe is
the best accompanist I have ever worked with, which
allows me to give the best performance I can whenever
we perform together."
- Ellen Bagley, Vocalist
"Joe, I wanted to thank you for all that you did to make my birthday celebration and performance this past April such a success. You were great in keeping me focused and helping me maintain parameters for the performance and you also were instrumental in helping me not only develop the tone I was hoping for, but also keeping me on track so that all of the songs would make sense in the final product and help to tell my story in an entertaining way.
As far as voice issues, you were great in helping me to realize where my weak points were and how to address them. All in all, a great success for me, and all of my friends have asked when the next production is. You helped me to realize a very private dream in such a wonderful way. Thank you so much for that."
"It is one of life's great pleasures to work with Joe Della Penna as my accompanist. Joe is everything a vocalist could hope for: he seems to follow my every breath, knowing when to push forward and when to pull back in his accompaniment. He offers creative ideas for how to improve a rendition of a song and - hugely important - he listens to my ideas and willingly incorporates them. The depth and breadth of his musical knowledge and expertise is astounding. He is capable of playing any genre of music - from pop to musical comedy to jazz. Every time I have worked with Joe, the audience has loved his work. You will too!"
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