- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2002
I'm Joe and I'd be happy to teach you anything from classical composition to rocking out!
I've been a professional musician for over 20 years, have written music for concert, film and animation, and have played in almost every kind of band, including rock, blues, jazz, punk, metal, classical, and Hungarian gypsy!
I studied music composition and guitar performance at the California Institute of the Arts, where I earned a BFA. I then went on the get an MA at Mills College in Oakland, CA. I've played music all around the US as well as several countries in Europe, and my music has been featured in full-length movies and animation.
I appreciate all kinds of music. That is something that I like to share with all of my students. Music is one of the most important things in my life and hopefully I can help make it important and fun for you!
*** Lesson Details ***
I teach every lesson tailored to the student's wants, need and goals. I believe that music needs to be approached in a unique way for every person. Together we can find that path, whether it be intense music theory study, just learning how to play your new favorite song, learning how to make music with computers, improvisation, or a little bit of everything.
I like my lessons to be personalized so, rather than having a set curriculum. I prefer to work with whatever music the student loves the most in their daily life and go from there.
Whether you are just beginning and need the basics, or are at a high level and just need some work in specific areas, I'll come up with a plan to get you playing, growing and having fun!
Some of my specialties are: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, computer music, composing, and improvising in any style. But, whatever you are most interested in, that's what we'll go for!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Two electric guitars, two acoustic guitars, amplifier, computer & audio interface.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Two electric guitars, two acoustic guitars, & amplifier.