Folk pianist Joel Rosenberger creates quiet music, featuring the piano, and combining the rich cultural heritage of folk and sacred music with modern performance and production techniques.
His music is quiet. You would probably fall asleep during his concert. And it's probably not advisable to listen while operating heavy machinery. His music is, however, suitable for contemplation, meditation, and times of devotion (or sheer enjoyment.)
As a child, Joel taught himself to play the family upright, eventually creating his own arrangements of hymns and popular songs, by ear. In 2005, with no real formal training (he took piano lessons for two semesters in college), and armed with a small, 72-key electronic keyboard, he began releasing his music in 2005 as a series of podcasts. Hymns, of course. He had been improvising and arranging these old melodies for years. Then the e-mail started arriving... from around the world... kind words, requests for sheet music and CDs, permission to use his work.
Today Joel can be found playing folk music around the Saratoga Springs, New York community. And of course he continues to compose, arrange, produce, and transcribe his own unique style of piano music. His curious nature drives him to refine and improve. And he still loves to get mail.