Joseph Ensley
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Joseph Ensley

Joseph E.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I trained as a high-level classical and flamenco guitarist for 12yrs, and then I completely bailed on Bach and got into Jim Croce and Chet Atkins, since then I do a lot of worship music at my church and played in a wedding band doing 47 weddings a year. I'm all around kind of guitar player, and my favorite thing to do is take a song off the radio, or a song you like, and help you figure out the best way to play it in your preferred style. If you want to learn rhythm guitar, fingerstyle guitar, classical guitar or bluegrass, I'm your guy! I'm pretty laid back so I don't mind going at your speed and being flexible on lesson plans and fitting things around how you want to do them.

About Joseph E.

My name is Joe and I've played guitar almost as long as I've been alive! From bluegrass bands, to soloing classical conciertos with orchestras, to cocktail hours in hotels I love it all. My goal is to help my students learn to play what fits them, and discover new things and styles they never knew about. Do you want to learn to read music, get good enough to be in a band or just strum with your friends? Lets do that, and have fun accomplishing those goals! I use a chord-based guitar teaching method, as opposed to scales, and that provides me with the flexibility to work with several different guitar styles!

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Brenda
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Joseph is a talented musician with the ability to teach many styles. He’s a great guy and a patient teacher. Plus, you get to hear him play when he demonstrates, which is one of my favorite things!

Posted Nov 7, 2020
Julianne
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Joseph is the quintessential guitar teacher: fun, engaging, and expert in understanding how people learn music. He has years of experience as both a performer and teacher of classical guitar, scout guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Joseph works well with students of all ages, and has successfully taught students with special learning needs. He plays and teaches many musical styles, including classical, pop, bluegrass, and gospel/sacred music. If you are lucky enough to book a lesson spot with Joseph, you will enjoy the musical experience of a lifetime!

Posted Nov 6, 2020
Leandra
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Joseph is amazing!! He is a gifted musician, teacher, and a great mentor for my sons as well. Top notch instructor!!

Posted Nov 6, 2020

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Experience

Music Director
Oct 2020 - Present

FCC ST Francis

Private Guitar Teacher
Dec 2015 - Present

Online/In Person

Band Leader
Aug 2018 - Nov 2019

YCC Worship Team

Guitar Teaching
Jan 2011 - Nov 2015

Pinner Studios

Guitar Teacher
Jan 2013 - May 2015

Spartanburg Day School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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