Joseph A.

Joseph A.

12 Reviews
Atlanta, GA

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner

About Joseph A.

Background Check: Last verified 09/19/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 8 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 8 to 99


I am a professional guitarist/bassist with more than 20 years experience playing in bands of various styles including hard rock, metal, country and jazz. I have toured across the U.S. and have shared the stage with acts as varied as Styx, Heart, Foreigner, Corey Smith, Drivin' & Cryin', Seven Mary Three, and Quiet Riot.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect their lessons to be laid back but still goal oriented. I strive to tailor lessons to the personal learning styles and musical preferences of my students. If the student wants to be the next solo-guitar shredder or introspective guitar songwriter, I want to give him/her the tools needed to succeed. After just a few months (with consistent practice at home), my students will be able to not only play along with their favorite songs but will also be able to improvise, jam with other musicians and even start writing their own songs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an acoustic guitar for myself. The student would need to provide either an acoustic guitar or electric guitar and amp for their own use, as well as any other music stands, books, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, blues, and country styles; I have some experience in jazz. I can teach simple chords and songs as well as scales, modes and improvisation.

Student Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Patient and Committed Joseph is very patient and teaches you the basics. He makes the learning easy and challenges you to do better next time. Glad I decided to take up guitar. July 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The lessons are going very well. Joe is a very talented instructor with a lot of patience. I am a beginner and require a lot of work. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Joe and hope to be playing the bass soon. April 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Really great teacher. October 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joe is really a good teacher and this has been a great experience so far. He encourages without giving false accolades and helps you identify the areas you need improvement on while remaining patient. I look forward to future lessons. August 1, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by My teacher was very cool and down to earth. I liked him a lot however, I ended up bring in my own songs to practice. I got them from a website that I just stumbled upon. I asked him if he could bring some songs in that fit my level but he said he didn't know very many popular songs. I just felt like I was doing part of his job in researching songs to practice. If I didn't we would've just been playing random chords, so I'm very glad that I brought the songs. January 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe is a great teacher. Like so many others have said...he is very patient and gives you techniques that work. When you feel frustrated, he remains positive and gives you the encouragement you need to do better. He makes learning fun! May 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent teacher Joseph is a very good teacher. I started as a beginner with him and can play some songs now. He teaches me English rock music as well as Indian music. He teaches whatever I am interested in, and in due course makes me learn all the chords and progressions. April 8, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by student I think Joe is a very patient, friendly, and encouraging instructor. He is constructive and provides feedback and tips during the lessons. I have enjoyed learning under him. March 1, 2010