Working as a professional musician in Brazil since 1985, at the age of 13, Joel Jr. has performed in various styles and situations throughout his career. He studied and took courses with Duda Neves, Vera Figueiredo, Dámaso Cerruti, Guilherme Gonçalves, Gary Chaffee (USA) and many more.
As a columnist and contributor, he has contributed to several websites and publications, including Studio Música & Tecnologia, Revista Batera, DRUM! Magazine -USA, Drum Study and Modern Drummer Brasil. Joel is the Director and owner of Drum Time Escola de Bateria e Percussion since 1990 and he has taught more than 1500 students. He is committed to the education and training of young musicians.
As an event producer, in addition to having collaborated with top international drummers such as Virgil Donati, Dave Lombardo, Rod Morgenstein, Vera Figueiredo and many others. In 2010 he became the creator and main producer of the GIRLS ON DRUMS FESTIVAL, which is the largest female only drum and percussion festival in Latin America. During the COVID pandemic GIRLS ON DRUM moved to social media and has live streamed more than 150 shows, featuring many sensational drummers from around the world.