- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
I am a professional guitarist/bassist with more than 20 years experience playing in bands of various styles including hard rock, metal, country and jazz. I have toured across the U.S. and have shared the stage with acts as varied as Styx, Heart, Foreigner, Corey Smith, Drivin' & Cryin', Seven Mary Three, and Quiet Riot.
*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect their lessons to be laid back but still goal oriented. I strive to tailor lessons to the personal learning styles and musical preferences of my students. If the student wants to be the next solo-guitar shredder or introspective guitar songwriter, I want to give him/her the tools needed to succeed. After just a few months (with consistent practice at home), my students will be able to not only play along with their favorite songs but will also be able to improvise, jam with other musicians and even start writing their own songs.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an acoustic guitar for myself. The student would need to provide either an acoustic guitar or electric guitar and amp for their own use, as well as any other music stands, books, etc.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, blues, and country styles; I have some experience in jazz. I can teach simple chords and songs as well as scales, modes and improvisation.
Very Patient and Committed
Joseph is very patient and teaches you the basics. He makes the learning easy and challenges you to do better next time. Glad I decided to take up guitar.
The lessons are going very well. Joe is a very talented instructor with a lot of patience. I am a beginner and require a lot of work. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Joe and hope to be playing the bass soon.
Really great teacher.
Joe is really a good teacher and this has been a great experience so far. He encourages without giving false accolades and helps you identify the areas you need improvement on while remaining patient. I look forward to future lessons.
My teacher was very cool and down to earth. I liked him a lot however, I ended up bring in my own songs to practice. I got them from a website that I just stumbled upon. I asked him if he could bring some songs in that fit my level but he said he didn't know very many popular songs. I just felt like I was doing part of his job in researching songs to practice. If I didn't we would've just been playing random chords, so I'm very glad that I brought the songs.+ Read More
Joe is a great teacher. Like so many others have said...he is very patient and gives you techniques that work. When you feel frustrated, he remains positive and gives you the encouragement you need to do better. He makes learning fun!
Joseph is a very good teacher. I started as a beginner with him and can play some songs now. He teaches me English rock music as well as Indian music. He teaches whatever I am interested in, and in due course makes me learn all the chords and progressions.
I think Joe is a very patient, friendly, and encouraging instructor. He is constructive and provides feedback and tips during the lessons. I have enjoyed learning under him.
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Joseph is a great teacher. He has an incredible amount of patience and enthusiasm for his students. He is a great asset to your company. He has true passion and excellence for this discipline.
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Joseph is a very good teacher and especially patient.
Joseph is great!
I want to say that Joseph was an amazing instructor and Amelia told me that she learned more in three lessons with him than she did an entire program with her last instructor back home. She absolutely loved Joseph. And we will be hiring Joseph again when she returns on her next school break.And I liked what a positive motivator he was. He's great with teenagers (not necessarily the easiest crowd to please)Thank you!
I like Joseph very much, he always sends comment and directions in emails. William always comments that he likes Joseph very much at the end of each lesson. Thanks for directing us to Joseph.