Joey Berrellez

Joey was born in Valencia, California as the youngest of 5 children. At an early age, he showed a creative interest in art and music. With help from his brother and father, Joey began learning the basics of writing and playing his favorite music from movies, television, and video games on the piano. He especially excelled at creating his own unique compositions. At 12, Joey picked up the guitar and challenged himself to mastering the notoriously difficult instrument. At 14, he joined the high school marching band and quickly taught himself how to play the alto saxophone to keep up with his more experienced peers. At the same time, it was required of him to learn to read music and transpose keys. To aid his musical journey, he took an advanced music theory class. At the age of 18, Joey helped form a rock band with several friends as the lead guitarist. After taking a hiatus from school to work, Joey went back and graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College. He found his passion for teaching during community college when multiple friends asked him to teach their children instruments and theory. He later auditioned and was accepted to the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communications at California State University Northridge. During his time there, he gained skills teaching, composing, conducting, performing, and he even took lessons on the violin. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial and Media Writing, and he continues to follow both his passion for teaching and for composing.
Joey has performed at renowned venues such as the Whisky A Go Go, Disneyland, and even the world-famous Hollywood Bowl.