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Joel H.
Portland, Oregon
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Learn the ins and outs of the Piano from an alumnus of the Berkley College of Music
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Beginner
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I teach piano as well!
About Joel H.

I’m a guitarist and songwriter in several bands in the Portland area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Songwriting. I have taught guitar, production, and songwriting in Portland and the Rogue Valley for many years. As my student, I will work with you to map out where you’d like to get to as a musician and exactly how to get there. Music is an incredibly satisfying form of self expression, and I can help you discover and express your musical “voice;” the thing that makes Jimmy Page or Angus Young or Bruce Springsteen sound distinctly like themselves. I tailor my teaching method to individual students based on their interests and goals, but some things I like to teach are: fundamentals of music theory, songwriting techniques, lead guitar/improvisation, sight reading, and practice techniques. I specialize in rock/alternative/metal guitar and songwriting, but I am trained in both classical and jazz theory as well. As a solo artist, I’ve released two EP’s, I’ve performed in many bands, and written and produced music for various clients. My current band, Sea Sleeper has played venues like the Star Theater and is set to release its first EP in the upcoming months. When I’m not playing music, I can be found surfing, reading, or watching the occasional B-horror movie.

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Joel H.
Portland, Oregon
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Learn the ins and outs of the Piano from an alumnus of the Berkley College of Music
Levels taught:
Beginner
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I teach piano as well!
About Joel H.

I’m a guitarist and songwriter in several bands in the Portland area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Songwriting. I have taught guitar, production, and songwriting in Portland and the Rogue Valley for many years. As my student, I will work with you to map out where you’d like to get to as a musician and exactly how to get there. Music is an incredibly satisfying form of self expression, and I can help you discover and express your musical “voice;” the thing that makes Jimmy Page or Angus Young or Bruce Springsteen sound distinctly like themselves. I tailor my teaching method to individual students based on their interests and goals, but some things I like to teach are: fundamentals of music theory, songwriting techniques, lead guitar/improvisation, sight reading, and practice techniques. I specialize in rock/alternative/metal guitar and songwriting, but I am trained in both classical and jazz theory as well. As a solo artist, I’ve released two EP’s, I’ve performed in many bands, and written and produced music for various clients. My current band, Sea Sleeper has played venues like the Star Theater and is set to release its first EP in the upcoming months. When I’m not playing music, I can be found surfing, reading, or watching the occasional B-horror movie.

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He’s an amazing teacher. He focuses on things that are relevant to my musical goals. He easily breaks down topics I have trouble with. I never run out of things to practice. I am very happy with my experience.

Posted Jul 24, 2021
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Joel has been very patient and kind in his teaching style. He remains calm and encouraging when beginner mistakes happen which is crucial with teaching our boy.

Posted Mar 20, 2021
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Great class, intuitive instruction.

Posted Feb 18, 2021
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Music Teacher
Oct 2019 - Present
School of Rock
I teach guitar, bass, and keyboard at the School of Rock in Portland Metro
Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting
Aug 2005 - Jul 2007
Berklee College of Music
Music
Aug 2003 - May 2005
Southern Oregon University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

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