Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years, and now I want to spread the love! For me, guitar is all about expressing yourself to the fullest, and lead guitar is the epitome.
You see, lead guitar is as complex as the English language. There are tons of different dialects, words that sound similar but mean something completely different, different ways to pronounce the same word, but don't let that scare you! I'm not your traditional guitar teacher, I will take time to get to know you and your skill level, and then tailor your lessons accordingly. I won't give you all the technical lingo unless you want it, and my lessons aren't your typical, boring, "here, take this sheet of paper and play things". Expect to bring a smile and have some fun! Too many teachers make learning guitar too serious, and that can destroy natural talent and will. Don't let a bad teacher steal your joy!
Learning guitar can be easy and fun, and it's one of the most incredible ways to express yourself. Let me take you on a journey of self exploration as you learn to own your inner creativity!

I have ONE very old recording if you'd like to hear a sample of my music on your own time, or if you wanna check me out live, just send me a message! :)

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Joel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

As you might already know, my name is Joel, and I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years. Guitar is my number one passion in life, and helping others is a close second.

I have a beautiful fiance, Hana, an adorable dog named Pryor, and two cats, one named Pierre and the other is Petri! We live in an RV and plan to travel the country experiencing some of the most beautiful scenery in the country! I love cars too, and own a 1997 Mazda Miata, although I don't get to bring it with me very often. My guitar is custom built, and I got a heck of a deal on it. The guy who built it payed around $1,400, and he never played it, so I scooped it up for $500 and it's been my perfect guitar ever since. I play it every single day, and it's even my favorite color! What's even cooler is that six months earlier, I had used Warmoth's design tool to preview a guitar that looks exactly like what I have. It was a blessing from God! He knew what I wanted and took care of me.

I love working with all kinds of people and helping them express themselves through guitar, and I would love the opportunity to give you the tools you need to find your guitar voice and explore your inner creativity. I'm not your traditional teacher, and my lessons aren't the uninspired "take this sheet of paper and play things". Be prepared to smile and have fun! I'd like to take time to get to know you and your skill level, and tailor your lessons accordingly. We can work together on setting goals so you can see your progress and achieve what you set out to do. If you aren't quite sure what you want to achieve, we will work together to find out exactly what you want to get out of your time with me.

Every friend I meet will receive a custom goals/homework sheet, and will have the ability to contact me any time with questions or concerns. In addition, I'll pick two friends every month to receive a Guitar Goodies box! I sincerely look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your dreams!

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Guitar Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present
I've been teaching friends and family for 4 years.

I've been teaching my friends and family how to play guitar for 4 years, and now I'd like to start spreading the joy with more people! I can never make enough friends, and helping people express themselves brings me so much joy.


Dec 2004 - Present
I've been taking lessons and learning on my own for 13 years out of the 15 I've been playing.

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BB Preamp, Looper, Mesa Boogie 5x50 Plus, Supa-Trem Tremolo, Flashback Delay, RC(gate/delay), and Tube Screamer.

My 1985(very rare) Japanese Stratocaster


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