the 7th grade. I have been fortunate enough to have played professionally and enjoy teaching privately. For the past 16 years I have also worked in the band and orchestral retail business. As the owner of Just Joe's Music I look forward to working with and being around musicians of all levels every day. I am dedicated to providing caring service for every student, casual player and professional artist that walks through my doors or visits my web site. In 2001 I was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in the middle of my cervical column. Having suffered no other related injury, the doctors concluded that years of "those saxes hanging on your neck" was the likely cause. (I'm sure poor posture and bad practice habits didn't help). "After that surgery I've been on the hunt for the perfect neck strap. The search is over."