Guitar and Voice
Joe Leppanen was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He studied Jazz guitar and voice at Eastern Nazarene College. During that time he had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall with the choir, and was involved in many performance opportunities on campus. He has been involved in several plays as the guitarist in the pit orchestra as well as the guitar quartet on campus. He also became a solo artist and spent a short time performing under the recording label Tate Music Group; playing various venues in the Northeast.
Since moving to Ohio, he became a longstanding member of Dayspring Community Church in Canal Winchester, and lead worship there for just over 6 years. He now resides on the Rock City worship team on their Westerville campus leading as music director and lead guitar. His main profession is vocals, guitar, bass, piano, and songwriting as a teacher for Columbus Music Schools as well as GC Music. He also teaches piano, voice, and guitar classes for Go Ye Ministries. With 11 years teaching experience he is excited to add The Edge Academy as a platform to continue his craft.