Joel Moore

Joel M.

Nashville, TN

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing guitar for 30 years. I have been an active songwriter/performer for 20 years. I teach in plain English and get results quickly. Basics, fundamentals and even advanced theory is great but if you don't feel musical you aren't having fun and why else would anyone do this? More than anything else learning and playing guitar should be fun.
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Joel teaches



Joel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 18+, males 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a fan of a wide variety of music. I am especially fond of music that provides a structure for improvisation and the unexpected results that can arise when musicians allow themselves to explore their instruments without the restrictions that typically more formulaic styles impose. However, I also enjoy music that is incredibly orchestrated and requires exact mechanics and pristine technique. Most of all, I need music to feel generous toward the listener or I lose interest very quickly. Music is a gift. It can change your life if you let it. If you are adventurous and willing to challenge yourself you can find all the treasures of the universe in the mastery of an instrument. Did I mention its a lot of fun? Pick me, you wont be disappointed.

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Whatever pays the bills
Jan 1991 - Present
ABC Disney

I've worked in so many job industries I wont even attempt to list them all. I've done farm labor, construction, food service, retail, office admin, trucking, security personnel, film & TV, web development, printing & design, music lessons and every temp job imaginable in between.

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Mass Communication/English
Sep 1999 - May 2000
Middle Tennessee State University
Mass Communication/English
Sep 1996 - May 1999
Murray State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


NPR: Second Stage
Feb 2006


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Some improv in G Mixolydian over a jam track from YouTube.
Improvised ambient guitar for muh dawg.
I wrote this song in 2004. I was invited to record it with 2 students from the NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Ten minutes of live improvisation layering loops in A major.
My Desk. As a student of mine you'll also learn a little bit about recording.

Mackie 8 channel PA w/ 2 JBL 15's

Bass rig

Old guitar rig. I've upgraded since to the 2x12 version of the Goldtone and added a Twin Reverb. Pedalboard is a bit thinner now.

Home studio.
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2 Reviews

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Hollis May 21, 2018
Guitar ·

Joel & I were co workers at Leaches Music. Joel was guitar teacher, teaching both children & adults. Joel did all things a good guitar teacher does. Teach, inspire & let students know when they do well.

Kim May 17, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Joel is a great teacher, and has really helped me learn a lot about the guitar. He is very patient and thorough. I never feel rushed or like I'm not learning fast enough. He is not about memorizing songs/riffs, but is all about getting you to develop your own relationship with the guitar and 'listen'. A great experience overall!

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