Joseph Zelman has been studying music in one way or other all his life. He has trained in organ under Mark Miller, studied with various piano teachers and most recently worked for three years with Dan Crisci on jazz piano theory and technique. He studied classical guitar with Tom Anthony and plays finger-style nylon string guitar, specializing in bossa nova and acoustic blues picking. Lessons in voice with Boonton’s Karen Cafaro, and conducting with Heather Buchanan at Westminster Choir College have matured him in his present position as Music Director at Montville United Methodist Church, a position he has held for twenty years.

Joe is interested in developing the next generation of musicians on the piano and the guitar, instruments with endless possibilities. He continues to be involved with both vocal and musical ensembles, singing tenor with the Triad Arts Ensemble, and playing piano and guitar for weddings, funerals, clubs, and parties.