Name: Mr. Joseph ReoDepartment: MusicCourses Taught: Percussion Lessons,
Joseph Reo began his tenure with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District in 1984 as percussion instructor for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Marching Band and later joined the music department in 1986 as a full time teacher. Mr. Reo has spent the last 31 years working as an elementary instrumental music teacher as well as giving percussion lessons to students at the middle and high school levels. Mr. Reo formed the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Percussion Ensemble in 1989 with twelve students. Today, thanks to our students and staff of this wonderful music program, Mr. Reo has seen the high school percussion department grow to over 65 students and is now the home to two percussion ensembles: the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Percussion Ensemble and RHYTHMSENSE.
This year, Mr. Reo teaches fourth grade instrumental music and band at School One and Coles Elementary School as well as percussion lessons at the high school. He also directs the percussion ensemble RHYTHMSENSE.