Joe Hagen Music LLC teaches Composition, Music Notation, Orchestration, Music Technology , and Viola in Sherman Oaks, CA and surrounding areas, as well as online. He brings his professional music background and his love of sharing knowledge with his students to help them reach their goals. His passion is to bring together and to promote various talented artists while serving the many diverse communities in which he is involved. His music production studio serves clients in the classical, pop, and film music genres. He has been creating and producing music since 2007 and has a deep passion for organizing music events that feature his talented colleagues. Joe Hagen Music LLC has a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, studying viola performance with Grammy Award-winning violist Philip Ying (a former Skaneateles Festival Artistic Director), and audio engineering with Grammy award-winning audio engineer Stephen Roessner. He continued to complete his master’s degree at Eastman’s Beal Institute studying Producing/Composing for Film and Media with internationally recognized jazz composer Dave Rivello, Emmy award-winning film composer Mark Watters, and 6-time Emmy Award-winning film composer Jeff Beal. Joe’s recordings, productions, and compositions have been heard over 100 million times. After being used in a Mr. Beast video, Joe’s recording and mastering of several classical music favorites for world-famous YouTube personalities and streamers Ludwig and Jschlatt’s Music Emporium have accumulated over 70 million total plays. These recordings continue to be a source of professional quality copyright-free recordings available for YouTubers and streamers to use in their content for free. His orchestral mini-musicals written for the viral Tik Tok and YouTube channel “Pixel Playhouse” have been played over 30 million times online and continue to be played nearly 1 million times per month. Joe has composed music for several films, including film-festival participant, “A Castle for Kyiv.” As a professional violist, he has been a soloist for the Off The Dock Chamber Festival, and a violist in the San Bernadino Symphony as well as the Riverside Symphony. He has been on numerous recordings of Jeff Beal’s for documentaries found on Apple TV, Prime, Hulu, HBO and Netflix. In collaboration with “Garret’s Space,” a suicide prevention and mental health center based near Detroit, Michigan, Joe’s 24hr live stream music concert series “HS Sessions,” was able to raise over $140,000 for the foundation. With this funding, the center was able to purchase a massive new property and wellness center working to reduce suicides and improve mental health in young adults.