Joel Bourret

Joel B.

Cordova, TN

About Joel B.

Background check: Last verified 02/16/2016
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Joel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2012
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Guitar, Bass and Ukulele teacher with over 20 years experience located in Memphis, TN. With a fully customizable approach to teaching, Joel will have you up and playing the songs you want to learn as fast as after a few lessons. All ages at all levels of playing ability. Learning music is fun with Joel !

Not only will we be learning how to play the guitar, bass or ukulele and playing songs, but also learning how to sing them as well. As you progress along you will learn how to improvise and make a melodic solo. I will explain theory in an easy to understand way and how to compose your own songs too !

Joël has worked as a professional musician, teacher, producer/engineer, and concert promoter for the past 30 years. Joël studied composition at Humber College in Toronto before relocating to London with his alternative rock band Melt. Melt quickly grabbed the attention of the critics, and received extensive play on BBC Radio One, XFM, and London FM. Rock journalists wrote rave reviews of Melt for Melody Maker and NME and was given "Single Of The Week" status. Melt performed with Supergrass, Modest Mouse, Eels, Julianna Hatfield, and Hefner.

Joël moved to New York and formed his next band, Mutronium who were voted #2 favorite of the year on WFMU Radio. Mutronium performed with Grizzly Bear, Au Revoir Simone, and BM Linx before disbanding. Joel then turned his attention to production work, producing and engineering recordings for TVT recording artists Ambulance Ltd. and 11 albums for U.K. band Hefner. Currently Joël is working on placement music for TV and films.


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2 Reviews on Joel B.

Jacki Nov 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joel is very encouraging and understanding with new and inexperienced students.
David B. May 5, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Very good. Teacher knows his stuff. Teaches at the proper level for the student.
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