Veteran Music Lessons

Veteran Music Lessons

5.0 (8)
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I run a music program for veterans in recovery suffering with PTSD, anxiety, depression, co-occuring disorders amongst other things. My curriculum is tailored specifically to this demographic. 

I am not limited though to just veterans. I also have students as young as 5 years old. I love teaching kids as well as adults.

I thouroughly enjoy helping people reach their goals in music. Im patient, kind, and am able to help you not only read music but write music as well. My students mean a lot to me. Every single one of them.

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Chula Vista, CA 91911
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8 Reviews


  • Jordan West

    I had such a fun time learning it took me out of my comfort zone and gave me goals to complete! Can’t say enough good things about veteran music lessons

  • Camie Del Rosario

    Miss Jo-El was an incredible instructor! As a young musician, she had a lasting impact on my love and understanding of music. She was incredibly patient while always creating an environment where creativity and learning could prosper. Would definitely recommend working with her!

  • Christian Lopez

    A very personal and mental experience that I will cherish for years to come ! The feeling of rewiring my brain was not only psychological but also gave me the power to expand my brain and got me to tune in to balance my senses and found a new spiritual feeling that made me understand an ethereal language ! Joel is such a talent and her gift to teach us was super !

  • Sophia Covert-Cuevas

    An amazing experience which inspired me to believe in myself and have the confidence to try new things, even if I don't get it right the first time. Thank you Jo-El!! You're a great role model and I'll always look up to you :)

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I really like to know what my student is going through mentally/emotionally and physically. If my student is comfortable I love to hear their story. I always give background on myself as well. We will talk about your goals and what exactly you would like to learn on guitar.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have over 15 years of experience in the field. 6 of those years I have taught and have been Music Director at Veteran's Village of San Diego. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

For lessons around the Chula Vista area I charge $35 for a 30min lesson and $50 for an hour lesson. For lessons in the greater area of San Diego I charge $45 for a 30min. lesson and $60 for an hour lesson. I can work on a sliding scale as well. I understand that money can be tight sometimes. I am willing to work with you and your needs.