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Joel H.
Portland, Oregon
Study guitar with an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music.
Having trained at Berklee College of Music in Electric Guitar and Songwriting and as a professional music teacher and performer, I can help you develop the musical tools you need to write full songs that are ready for the radio and the stage! I will help you reach goals based on your musical interests and aspirations. Some skills I can help you gain are songwriting, improvisation, music theory, ear training, practice methods, sight reading, music production, and many more. Writing, playing, and performing music is incredibly rewarding, and can also be challenging. I'm excited to help you make your goals a reality!
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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Bachelor's of Music in Songwriting

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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
Student's home

Our nine year old daughter absolutely loves having Joel as her piano teacher. He is fun, kind and helping her make great progress. Most importantly, she is loving the experience of learning her first instrument - which is what we care about most.

Posted Mar 7, 2022
Online

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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Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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NE Multnomah St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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