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