Joe enjoys playing and composing songs on keyboard and guitar. From house concerts to farmers market, Joe traverses Ottawa and the valley with his songs.

Full Band

See Joe Smile isn’t always a rocking solo act. Joe’s got some pretty talented friends too, and they play some pretty sweet tunes.

Music Lessons

Joe offers keyboard and drum lessons to students 5 and older. Read more about his philosophy and methods where the joy of music is the central focus.

Music Ministry

Joe also has a passion for leading, arranging and composing music for church celebrations, such as mass, praise & worship services and weddings.

The origins of See Joe Smile are in the Ottawa Valley, west of Ottawa Centre, in a suburb named Kanata. It was in the land of telecommunication companies, strawberry farms, and Ottawa Senators hockey that the red-haired Joe Cousineau learned to drum, play piano, sing, and write songs.

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Song of the month

Picking The Right Songs (Music Ministry Series #1)

Hi! I was just thinking it'd been a little awhile since I shared some thoughts here. Seeing how most of my musical attention is focused on music ministry at my parish of St. Augustine's, I thought I'd start a series of short reflections on related topics. First up,...

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See Joe Smile is taking on a whole new look this month. This year marks the first time I will be officially participating in Movember. The requirement to get started is a clean, shaven face. I haven’t shaved my entire face once this decade. There was a short time, in 2010, where I think went with a goatee for a few weeks. Otherwise, I’ve been fully bearded.

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See Joe Smile Reunion/Thom Turns 30

When Thom said he’d like to celebrate his 30th birthday with a concert, it made sense that we would reunite the full band lineup to play. 30’s a big milestone and deserves some fanfare, and that’s exactly what we provided. It also turned out to be a farewell to the home that served as our main practice space for many years.

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Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary

These days, life is different and musical anniversaries sometimes get overlooked, but I couldn’t let this one go. Not Sgt. Pepper. It’s too big a deal.

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