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Joel H.

Portland, Oregon

Study bass with an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music.

I teach and play bass 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.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2009

Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting

Age: 5+

Speaks German, English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Bass Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Arrangement and Composition
Bass Guitar
Blues Guitar
Electric Guitar
Logic Pro Software
Teaches 9 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SE Belmont St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

Work hours

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Teacher's studio

Josh was flexible and responsive to schedule changes. We established a lesson plan and made progress in each lesson.

Posted Apr 18, 2023
Teacher's studio

Great first lesson, he's a good listener and a good teacher

Posted Mar 17, 2023
Teacher's studio

Joel is teaching piano to our (very strong-willed) eight year old. Joel is doing a great job of meeting her where she is and instilling her with a love for music. She's really enjoying the process and sometimes even waits by the window before lesson time because she can't wait for her lesson!

Posted Mar 8, 2022
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Happy Valley Arts Academy
I teach guitar, piano, and bass to students of all ages and skill levels.
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Oct 2019 - Mar 2022
School of Rock
I taught guitar, bass, and keyboard privately and in ensemble settings 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
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

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