Joel Henigson

Joel H.

Portland, OR
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Trained at Berklee College of Music in Electric Guitar and Songwriting, I will help you develop the musical tools you need to write full songs that are ready for the radio and the stage! As my student, I work with you to develop goals based on your interests and teach you what you want to learn. Some examples are songwriting, improvisation, music theory, ear training, practice methods, sight reading, music production, etc.
Writing, playing, and performing music is incredibly rewarding, yet can also be challenging. I'm excited to help you obtain all your wildest rock n' roll dreams.

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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3 Reviews
Rosa Kann
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Joel is an awesome teacher! He is super knowledgeable, and able to teach me at my skill level! I’m looking forward to continuing lessons with him!

Posted Feb 7, 2020
Josh W.
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Joel knows his stuff! Also super chill and easy to work with. He’s done a great job catering my lessons to suit what I want to learn.
Would recommend!

Posted Feb 5, 2020
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Joel was great, patient and knowledgeable with my son. He is already looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jan 4, 2020

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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

Aug 2003 - May 2005

Southern Oregon University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency

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