Joseph Lau


Welcome! Mr. Joseph Lau is a Classical Guitarist, Guitar Teacher who love Music, Art and Science. He has over 20 years of performing guitar music, performs regularly in Concert, Worship, Recording and Gig as Soloist or Ensemble Musician with Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Keyboard, Percussion, Vocalist.... etc ., He enjoys to perform or listen in all kind of good music, in which classical music is his favorite genre, but he also play other music such as Pop, Rock, Folk, New Age, Rock, Latin….. as well as free improvisation. He was educated in City University of Hong Kong where he graduted with BSc(Hons) in Applied Physics and studied music privately with Mr. LAM, renowned composer & guitarist, and hold a performing diploma; Licentiate of the Royal Schools of the Music (LRSM) in Guitar Music Performance from the ABRSM, UK. He has over 15 years of teaching in Guitar & Music Theory.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is an emotional language in an artistic way in which I share my musical world to my audience. It is an indistinguishable from my life and it is a gift from God to us and therefore I also worship God with my music.

What is your music dream?

I would like to share my music to the people who love to listen as well as travel and perform to the places I love.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

To raise the musical level of general audience so that a bad musician with good looking will not be succeeded. Sorry if you are the one!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I don't like song but music. Really, I don't have such things cause I am very easy to get bore. I listen to a lot of Rock or Pop music in 80s including music from UK, US and Euro. However I had been bored and explored oldies and even Folk songs... The last song I heard before I switched to Classical music was an album from Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms, the next composer is Antonio Vivaldi - an 17th century Italian composer!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream, Alvaro Pierri and Me!

What inspires you to make music?

Life experiences; I usually improvise music to reflect my life, playing music for religious purpose or I got a concert to perform or examination.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Join my musical journey and my guitar music is fantastic!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It is great to perform and share my music to the audience. I enjoyed people who are focused and be attracted in my music in which they have their own musical journey.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Playing a good tone or make no mistake are great but don't forget what you try to say through music in artistic way from your heart.

What do you think of Drooble?

It looks new and interesting but the community here is cold to my music, probably I am an a minority - the classical guitarist.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It is hard or even impossible to perform music for living, people just want a good music for free!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

What is the local scene? Do you meant a street musician? Well, I don't, cause there are bad music on the street everywhere here.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't know, the audience nowaday seems not get into the music by listening to its quality but watching. If you consider musician as an artist, we need to delevelope an individuallity that why people should listen to your music? For instance, How many times I saw people playing the fingerstyle guitarist looks like and play like a Tommy Emmanuel or imitating other Famous musician?

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

That will be me! Ha ha.....