Joel has collaborated with artists such as the Kronos Quartet and The New York Philharmonic.  He is the Artistic Director for The Queen's Cartoonists, a jazz band that performs scores from classic and contemporary cartoons while synchronized with the original films. He is the author of numerous humorous music education books, including You Suck at Piano and 20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems. Joel has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Mashable, and in McSweeney's.  Joel is represented by Joel is a Yamaha Artist and plays Yamaha instruments exclusively. 


Joel splits his time between New York City & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.