Joe Matzzie

Joe M.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Country Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I really enjoy helping students of all ages to achieve great things with music. I help students have gained confidence and understand all aspects of music and their instrument. In addition to guitar I also teach ukulele, bass, piano, voice, banjo, songwriting and music production.
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Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I've been playing guitar since I was 5 years old, playing live gigs since I was 10, writing songs since I was 14 and I love teaching and talking about music. I have played at Renaissance Festivals, Parades, Concert Halls, Live Theater, Film Scores and Video Game scores.


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Aug 1987 - May 1992
Duquesne University


Society of Composers and Lyricists
Jan 2008

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Nov 1998

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 1997

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Mu Phi Epsilon
May 1986

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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