At its most fundamental level, guitar playing is a physical skill, so instead of teaching scales and the boring stuff, we start off learning easy riffs or sections from rock and pop tunes. The ultimate aim may be to become a concert classical guitarist, but we begin by focusing on just playing.
I'm a guitarist, composer, teacher, spoon carver and experimental instrument maker who has been teaching a range of guitar styles for over 20 years. I've been a busker, choir singer, rock bassist, crap drummer and musical director for theatre, graduating with a degree in music composition from the University of Tasmania in 2017.
Lessons usually run in 30 minute units at $33 per lesson per week ($66 per hour). I send out term invoices which you can pay directly into my bank account.
2017 Bachelor of Music University of Tasmania
2011-present Teaching guitar in the Hobart area from home and at schools including Taroona Primary, St Aloysius Kingston and Huntingfield, Cottage School and Eastside Lutheran College
2011-2016 Tutoring students in theory at University of Tasmania.
2000-2009 Teaching guitar privately and in schools in Portland, Victoria.
I toured with Joel many lifetimes ago. He taught me basic guitar chords at that time. When I was ready a few months later he encouraged and helped foster my love of music in all its forms. Now many years later I’ve come back to music,and I thank Joel for that. He is gentle kind and ridiculously talented. Jonno
Joel is a fantastic guitar teacher and guitar player. He taught my son guitar at an early age and instilled his love of music that still burns strongly today. Joel is reliable, very trustworthy, a gifted musician and someone who I would recommend highly.
Having had Joel as both a teacher and a playing partner, and for that matter close friend and mentor, Joel really cares about his students. His musicianship and knowledge of all genres of music are incredible, and his methods of teaching always were very concise and enabled the student to understand and apply concepts that were being discussed. I would highly recommend Joel to anyone wanting to further their playing
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