Joel Jantsen Seda Orona was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on June 17, 1980. Since very little, he showed interest in music, and at seven years old, he was playing by ear melodies he heard on the TV in an old organ his father had got for him. When Joel was nine years old, his father took him to his hometown music public school, the Escuela Libre de Música de Mayagüez, where he made his first studies in piano with César Toro. That's where he fell in love with music.
Upon graduation from High School, he attended the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he received a Bachelor's degree in piano performance. Joel later received a Master's degree in Music Education from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. He has taught music, history and is currently an English teacher, as he considers himself a teacher by trade. He a certified Music teacher and is studying to get certified as an English pedagogue by Puerto Rico's Department of Education. However, music-making and composing remain his first love. He is actively working on new music and dreams to become a full-time composer.
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