Joe The Guitarman

Joe The Guitarman

5.0 (5)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
41 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching the information that has served me so well for over 40 years.   I appreciate all styles of music and like most.  

My method is a hybrid of ear training and theory.

Your goal is my goal.

I am happy to show you how easy it is to learn to play guitar.

Thank You,

Joe

Seeing the joy and progress in my students.  Very satisfying. 

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Credentials

Dallas, TX 75228
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • guy clemens

    Joe is a awesome guitar teacher . I started taking lessons from him 5 years ago as an adult with no guitar experience. He guickly got me to where I was able to play songs that you hear on the radio . Joe is very patient and always willing to go that extra step pushing past any hurdles. He has a super wide range of music knowledge and can pretty much play anything. I highly recommend Joe for any level of guitarist whether young or old .

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  • Darren Price

    I tried a few other guitar teachers before Joe and wasn't progressing or understanding well. With Joe, it all made sense! He helped me plug all the gaps in my fundamentals and taught me both theory and cool songs. This was nearly 25 years ago and I'm still reaping the benefits of lessons I took with Joe. Playing guitar is a lifelong gift. Go with Joe!

  • Tres Watson

    Joe can get you playing guitar right away. He knows how to play lots of styles of music, and can show you just what you need to master to be successful. Joe's lessons are fun, and will save you a lot of time trying to figure things out on your own. Go for it!


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

Motivate and encourage.  Learn the student's music goals.

Give them material to work on before the next lesson.  Questions are encouraged.


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

Classically trained on Piano age 6 to 11.

Started playing guitar at age 5.

Classically trained at Indiana University.

Professional guitarist since 1974.

Students in all 50 states and around the world.


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

$30 per 1/2 hour.


How did you get started teaching?

When I was young many of my friends wanted me to teach them how to play guitar.   I developed quite a system to get them up to speed as soon as possible.   Eventually people started to offer me money to teach them.

I taught at a music store here in town from 1993 to 2002.  I was the only music teacher there and taught guitar and bass 6 days a week 8 hours a day.   During this period I answered every question about playing guitar you could imagine.

Many of my students went on to have very successful careers and made appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Oprah, and I see on local TV here in Dallas on a regular basis.   Some of my past students play the best rooms in town.  Granada, Majestic, Gas Monkey...

Teaching is very important to me.   I hope to pass on the information of my lifetime to the next generation of guitar heros.   So many benifits to playing guitar.

I can help.


What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 6 to 86.    

Most are 50+ years young.

Everybody learns.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently performed at Reunion Tower in Dallas as a soloist.  First class gig and a lot of fun.  


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Practice is mandantory.   It is obvious who practices and who does not.   

Questions are also helpful.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is their music goal?   Play in church?  Play in a band?  Be a star?   Jam with the family?

What kind of music do you like?

Sing?

Previous experience?