Joe Maddock

Joe M.

Portland, OR

About Joe M.

Joe teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2006
Last sign in: 3 days ago


The guitar is an incredibly expressive instrument and a great bridge to music understanding. I believe strongly that we all have the ability to learn and understand music theory just like language, so my teaching style is based on uncovering talents that are already there waiting to be discovered. I focus on your questions and interests—starting with the songs you want to learn as a springboard for learning the patterns that make music work.

One of my biggest priorities is helping you feel confident and comfortable as we learn new concepts together, so my style is always friendly, casual, and centered around you. I hope we get the opportunity to learn together!

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Spanish Instructor
May 2006 - May 2007
Brigham Young University


BS in Mass Communication & Spanish
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
University of Utah
Linguistics & Music Studies
May 2006 - May 2008
Brigham Young University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Shelby Jun 13, 2017
· Guitar · In home Joe has been teaching me Spanish and Guitar for the past two years, and I have nothing but good things to say. Music theory has always intimidated me, but he makes it approachable and fun. His conversational style of language instruction has helped me take the foundational Spanish that I learned in high school and apply it to every day interactions with native speakers. Joe is an invaluable resource to me. He's taught me so much, and I look forward to learning more from him in each lesson to come!
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