Dr Joseph studied Musicology at Oxford University, earning a First Class undergraduate degree with the third highest mark in the year, a Masters with Distinction and, in 2019, he was awarded a DPhil/PhD. During this time he held an Organ Scholarship at Jesus College, the John Brookman Scholarship at Wadham College, and a Graduate Development Scholarship at St Anne’s College. Alongside his doctoral research Joseph taught at the Faculty of Music at Oxford, leading tutorials and seminars for undergraduate students within the department, and assisting during the admissions process.
Joseph’s likes teaching that is adaptive, responding to the individual needs of each of his students and tailoring his method accordingly. Allied with this is his firm belief that showing is more valuable teaching approach than telling; a student will learn better, and remember what they have learnt for longer, if they are given the space to find out answers for themselves. However, he recognises that effective tuition also necessitates structure and he makes sure to underpin his teaching method with realisable, progressive goals. Joseph’s approachable tutoring style works for a wide range of ages, from adult learners to students preparing for the 11+
Aside from teaching, Joseph also works as a sound artist and performer, whose work has featured in venues across Europe and Japan. In his spare time, he enjoys learning to play new musical instruments, 20th-century art and literature, and exploring South East London on foot.