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Guitar Lessons

Hi, I've been playing guitar for almost 25 years, and have studied jazz, classical, bluegrass, blues and most rock styles. I have gotten a few good reviews from some local and national magazines over the years that you can check out below in the Reviews section. I taught private lessons at Kurlan Music in Worcester for about 7 years as well as Mars Music in Natick, Waldorf High School and am currently teaching a jazz guitar class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

****Check out the MP3 page to hear me play some different styles.****

Currently I'm available for teaching private lessons in my Boston studio or I can travel to you (schedule permitting), if your location is T accessible. All levels and styles!

Lessons cost $50 per hour or $25 per 1/2 hour. **GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE**

Or pay in advance $160 for 4 1 Hour lessons or $80 for 4 1/2 hr lessons.


Beginners welcome! Over 50% of the over 1000 students I've taught have been total beginners. Many have gone on to become great players .

Call 617-448-6309 or email

I am looking forward to hearing from you! Joel

My specialties include:
Jazz
Single note and chord soloing in the Jimmy Bruno / Pat Martino style
Joe Pass style chord melody
Tuck Andress style bass/ melody / chord arrangement
Rock
Proficient at rock fusion ( Eric Johnson, Vai, Yngwie, etc.) Can help you learn all types of arpeggio sweeps, fast picking and legato techniques Very familiar with mainstream rock and metal styles from Hendrix up to present day.
Bluegrass
Flatpicking , steel guitar style bends and chicken pickin'
Acoustic
Fingerpicking / Travis picking Open DADGAD Folk and folk/rock, James Taylor, Jewel, Dave Matthews etc. ..
Also play blues, funk and Classical.
See Listen page for examples of most of these styles.
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