Phil Johnson

Phil J.

San Jose, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn the inner workings of music in the context of your chosen instrument. I'll take you step by step through a cohesive system for understanding how music works.

About Phil J.

Have you been trying to self-teach with YouTube videos and scattered internet resources? Feeling like you're stuck and just don't know how to put it all together? WHAT you learn is important. But HOW you learn it is the real magic to become a better guitarist.

I'll show you how to develop your guitar skills so that each new skill builds on your previous ones in a logical way to create a full system for understanding the guitar and music in general.

*** Specialties ***
On piano and flute, I specialize in classical, but can also teach pop and jazz.
On guitar, I specialize in rock,blues,funk, and jazz.
I've only done a bit of songwriting coaching, but have been a songwriter for 20 years and study it regularly.


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Recording and Performing Artist
Aug 1994 - Present

Phil J. and Roadside Attraction

Nationally touring performing artist with multiple album, single, and concert film releases.

Music Teacher
Jan 1993 - Present

Phil J. Music Lessons

Private music teacher teaching guitar, piano, flute, and electric bass.


Sep 1995 - Jan 2000

San Jose State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 1998
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.

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