Welcome to Joe's Guitar Lessons

Hello and welcome to my website! If you're a student of mine, please feel free to login and you will have access to your lesson plans and video references.

If you're not a student already then you are probably looking for guitar lessons and possibly a teacher.

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Not all teachers are equally skilled

Teaching guitar is a specialized skill devloped over time though practice and knowledge. It takes a certain type of person to be passionate, patient, and focused when instructing. Guitar lessons are not regulated and you can take them from anyone. There are no degrees or certifications required to teach guitar and although some teachers have them, this is not an assurance of quality. Some companies try to use fame to promote pre-taught content by celebrities. Some people are just starting to teach and have only taught a friend or two.

What makes a guitar teacher GREAT!?!

Playing the guitar has been a lifetime passion of mine starting in 1985 at 7 years old and teaching became a career for me in 2007. I started out with 6 students that I picked up from passing out flyers around local neighborhoods. Over the course of 3 months my 6 students became 30! Since then I've taught hundreds of students, perfecting the art of detail-oriented teaching. A great teacher should get to know what their student's desires are long term and help guide them to be successful in all areas that will contribute to reaching their goals. A great teacher also knows how to observe their student's hand mechanics, be keenly aware of the sound of the instrument, and be able to communicate proper changes in form, technique, and positioning.

If you want to know more about my philosophy in teaching the guitar you can check out: