Joe Pinnavaia is a world class Guitarist and Instructor having been a featured artist on Steve Vai's Digital Nations Label. He is now a True Instructor teaching students of varying levels from all over the world from the U.K., U.S.A and Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Germany and Russia.
     With nearly 30 years of playing experience and 20 years of teaching experience Joe is able to provide results for those who seek to elevate their playing to another level. Joe completed his musical education at Villa Maria College of Buffalo and at the University at Buffalo where he studied with Joanne Castellani from the world renowned Castellani/Andriaccio Duo and also studied with Italian born jazz/fusion virtuoso Tony Scozzaro and is now studying with Graham Young from the U.K. and Canadian Born Artist Dave Martone.
     Joe has also worked with Corey Lowery of Eye Empire, Dark New Day, Stuck Mojo, and Stereo Mud co-writing and internationally releasing the single "Soul to Life" and has also appeared on BREAKERBOX's new release in 2011 “These Are Strange Days." Joe has appeared live with BREAKERBOX for select shows in New York including opening for Seether and Living Colour.

"I highly recommend Joe's teaching web page to anyone from a beginner to the advanced. He is very clear in bringing his point across so that you can comprehend your challenges. I have been playing the guitar for years and I've learned so many new lines, runs, tricks, etc. His approach is refreshing. I highly recommend his web page if you want to advance as a true musician."

-Marshall Badger

"TTR (Test Tube Rhino) is his project for launching selfish guitar madness. Lucky us. His liquid tone, melodic lines, and tendency to break out savage note flurries are delightful."

-Mike Molenda, Guitar Player (Aug 01, 2006)

"We have worked with Joey on many different occasions both live and in the studio. In addition to him being a genuinely good person, which is rare in the music business, Joey always brings a strong professionalism and his overwhelming body of knowledge in the field of guitar playing, and is always an asset to the session."

-Scott Calandra & Christina DeNee' of Breakerbox (Breakerbox)

See Joe Perform with Breakerbox

"His playing breathes the lyrical melodic phrasing of Joe Satriani with elements of Buckethead’s acoustic mastery and articulation of the brilliant Paul Gilbert. For guitar instrumental lovers, InVitro is everything you could ask for."

Alex Jasperse - (Oct 15, 2008)

"The instrumental tracks veer from Steve Vai/ Joe Satriani speed shredding to Lenny Kravitz funky blues and rock to Jeff Beck Blow era jazz rock. "

Bob Silvestri -
Best of (May 01, 2008)

"Rock guitar instrumentals that allow for plenty of solo space, multi-layered esoterica, melodic richness, over-the-top shred, liquid legato lines, torrid tapping - in short, an outlet for the "experimental and selfish side of my playing," as Pinnavaia describes it."

The Undiscovered -
Guitar 9 Records (Jul 01, 2006)

"Test Tube Rhino is a killer project made up of killer tracks, killer writing and playing. Creative, diverse, interesting and gripping are all words I would use to describe this music."

Tom Hess - Tom Hess Music Corporation

"All instrumental, the sound is a pure sonic guitar feast in the timeless musical spirit of Robert Fripp and even Norwegian guitar god Terje Rypdal."

Robert Silverstein-
Music Web Express 3000 (Mar 23, 2009)

"...very reminiscent of a certain Mr Fripp and his adventurous freedom of note choice and relaxed approach do call to mind Joe Satriani – all simmeringly quite cosily together in the sort of controlled sonic gumbo that needs a little spice…..which of course he adds in the form of some blazing modern techno-fetish lines."

"As a one-man project, Test Tube Rhino could suffer from a lack of diversity – but it doesn’t. Understated numbers like “I’m Not Doing Anything to Feel Sorry” shows Joey P. has a deft touch with supple lead guitar figures."

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