Joe Samuel is a classically trained pianist and violinist having studied music at Royal Holloway University of London.
He has been a professional musician for 15 years, playing in a variety of successful bands on both his electric violin and on keyboard. He teaches piano, theory, harmony, composition and music technology ‘A’ level as well as teaching musical improvisation and comedy.
Joe Samuel is the musical director of ‘The Maydays’ improvisation group as well as being guest musical director for a number of other improvisation projects in Brighton and London. Joe has performed with a vast array of improv troupes and individuals worldwide having been the musical director of the Barcelona, Finland, Athens and Maydays own UK Improv Festivals.
Last year he performed with Colin Mochrie and Mike McShane (Whose Line is it Anyway) at the Edinburgh Festival. His collaboration with Heather Urquhart has lead to the formation of ‘Open Your Mouth and Sing’ that has produced 1 website, 1 book, countless workshops and a number of bizarre experiments in the world of musical improvisation.