Joe Messina

Joe M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2014

I can give you a solid start on the guitar. Whether you're just learning your way around the neck or ready to ...


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Played weddings and events with agency band. Everything from Nicki Minaj to Frank Sinatra.

Guitar and Viola Teacher
Jan 2005 - Aug 2007

Taught lessons to kids in my hometown in Connecticut.


B.A. Writing
Aug 2007 - Aug 2012
Ithaca College
High School
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Staples High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

There's a reason some guitars cost $2400.
"Bobby Q's" Westport, CT - 2012

Photo by Joe M.

"The Middle East" Boston, MA - 2013

With Victoria Watts Band

Photo by Joe M.

Me dressed as Slash playing Bruce at Surf Dog in Woodbine, NJ.

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