Joe Lubman has been playing and teaching in the Richmond area professionally for the past 10 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s in Drumset Performance in 2012. In 2013, he started a non-profit organization called “The Universal Room,” which is a percussion-based class that has been held in a wide variety of settings, including churches, schools for autism, business meetings, and drug rehabilitation facilities. Musically, his main focus is on jazz, Latin, rock, and funk, though he is able to teach all styles on the drumset and also teaches guitar, bass and piano. Along with teaching, Joe has performed at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Camel, The Broadberry, Insbrook After Hours, Virginia Repertory Theater, Broad Appetite and the Watermelon Festival as well as various local food venues. Joe also performs in many local theater productions and serves as a musical accompanist for the Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion program.
The Minds In Motion Team at Richmond Ballet is made up of professional teaching artists and musicians who bring their love, passion and experience of dance to each of their students. They embody the organization’s belief that dance has the unique power to uplift our lives and bring communities together.