David Joel Guitar Studio

David Joel Guitar Studio

5.0 (12)
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I'm a former Berklee College of Music Instructor with my master's from New England Consrevatory and my bachelor's from Berklee. I've been a professional musician for 38 years, writing and playing all kinds of music - classical, rock, pop, world music, blues, jazz, jazz fusion, etc ;   )

The approach I offer to guitar and music instruction is extremely methodical, thorough and fun! Teaching for almost 35 years, I've learned and observed the necessity for students to really learn their basics - reading sheet music, learning excellent technique, all essentail chord forms, music theory and its application, scales, Blues, soloing, solo guitar and playing tunes. I take my students step by step and piece by piece, as far as they would like to go and always make certain they understand and can apply what they learn.

I enjoy helping others really learn music in a way that they eventually "own" their own abilities and if they work hard enough, can begin to create their own sytle or "thumbprint" of playing. I like to help people take apart songs, solos and pieces and put them back together so they get a strong certainty as to how music works. It's pleasure to see my students grow and win know that I've helped them make their accomplishment to their next creative vista!

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Philadelphia, PA 19149
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12 Reviews


  • Serg E

    David has Great music and life experience. He cares about teaching deeply and gave some really important skills and foundation.

  • Eric Woods

    The passion and intensity that emanates from David Joel's guitar playing and teaching can be felt by his students. I improved so quickly in regards to theory comprehension, soloing, and improvisation when I was working with him He has expanded my musical horizons as well as increased my love for the instrument. He tailored a teaching style around my individual goals and pushed me to be a better guitar player.

  • Jonathan Faszczyk

    When I came to David’s studio I had about 25 years of guitar experience that was based mostly on intuition and guess work. David was able to discern what I was capable of from what I needed to learn and fine tune. With his thorough knowledge of music theory and cross-genre technique David was able to transform my understanding of the guitar from reading music to writing it with confidence. If you are seeking a deep understanding of this instrument David Joel is the person to turn to.

  • Catherine P

    David is a detailed and methodical teacher who cares deeply about his students. I very much enjoyed my lessons with him and highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about improving their skills!

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