Joel Bourret

Joel B.

Cordova, TN

About Joel B.

Joel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2012
Last sign in: Last week


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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Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

8 Reviews on Joel B.

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John Mar 30, 2017
· Guitar · In studio HE was very easy to understand. Very knowledgeable
Jamia O. Jan 18, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home Joel was an inspiration. He is very knowledgeable and most important patients
Jamia O. Jan 18, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home Joel was an inspiration. He is very knowledgeable and most important patients
Molly Jan 12, 2017
· Ukulele · In home Amazing instructor! Made my daughter very comfortable and created a good learning environment
Erica Dec 14, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio Joel is such a great teacher. He's very nice and patient with beginners. I've learned a lot so far in my lessons. I would recommend anyone to take lessons from him.
Jacki Dec 14, 2016
· Guitar · In studio Joel is very supportive of beginners and makes learning enjoyable. Before our first lesson together, I had never picked up a guitar. Since then, I've learned a lot and it's never been boring. I highly recommend him to students of all levels.
Jacki Nov 17, 2016
· Guitar · In studio Joel is very encouraging and understanding with new and inexperienced students.
David B. May 5, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio Very good. Teacher knows his stuff. Teaches at the proper level for the student.
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