Joel writes and produces Hoot Quarters, a show dedicated to exposing children and their parents to quality music. He played in various rock music bands for years, and didn't start writing children's music until the birth of his friends twins in 2006 – “a friend suggested I write a song as a gift”.  After writing a few more songs and receiving positive feedback, Joel kept at it and realized he enjoyed it. 

He then formed The Hoots, an award winning band that performs music rooted in folk, American and rock, with catchy hooks and sing-a-long choruses. Check out Joel and the other Hoots at