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  • Seattle Guitar Coach

    Seattle Guitar Coach

    Seattle, WA 98177

    5.0 (16)

    I am a patient, professional teacher with over 20 years of experience working with students of all ages, from beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, I will get you off to a great start and you be surprised at how much you wil be able to play after only one lesson. If you've already been playing for a while, I can make suggestions that will immediately improve your playing. I customize your lessons to match your learning style, so you can learn faster. The lessons are enjoyable and challenging enough to edge you to the next level of your playing. Your first session with me is risk-free. Y
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    Best of 2018
  • Seattle Guitar Mentor

    Seattle Guitar Mentor

    Seattle, WA 98103

    5.0 (3)

    Start getting real results in your guitar playing today with the most effective guitar lessons in Seattle Washington. We've helped many students at all levels to expereince breakthrough after breakthrough in their guitar playing, songwriting, and imrovising. Start reaching your goals no matter how big or small. Contact us today at 206-512-4144 or head over to our website to find out more and view loads of student testimonials www.seattleguitarmentor.com.
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    Best of 2018
  • Roberts Music Institute

    Roberts Music Institute

    Bellevue, WA 98015

    5.0 (3)

    RMI is a one of a kind music school and is designed to open the door to the artistic, creative and technical side of contemporary musicianship. The Roberts Music Institute is a performance oriented music school located in Bellevue, WA. With a focus on accelerated learning techniques, RMI offers an individualized curriculum through private lessons. Students also have opportunities to meet and play with other musicians in our classes and player’s clubs. We have students of all ages and levels from beginning to professional. We offer instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocal, ukulele
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  • Scott Lawson Kirkland Guitar Lessons

    Scott Lawson Kirkland Guitar Lessons

    Kirkland, WA 98034

    5.0 (2)

    Playing in various bands and projects for 30 years and a graduate of Musicians Institute, I have enjoyed the privilege of teaching full time on the east side of the Seattle area for the past 16 years to all ages and levels, helping my students reach their goals and become the musicians they want to be. In addition to offering private lessons as well as traveling for in-home lessons, I also have been teaching group classes at the North Kirkland Community Center since 2004 to present as well as Guitar Center in Redmond currently on weekends. My lessons are fun, engaging and geared towards ea
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  • Brian Lally, Guitar & Bass Lessons

    Brian Lally, Guitar & Bass Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98116

    5.0 (1)

    My past engagements have included a live on-air performance on 102.5 KZOK FM, in-concert performances at the Seattle Arts in Nature Festival, the Northwest Faerie Festival, and the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, and weekly performances at the 4th & Madison Building in downtown Seattle for over four years. I have more than 25 years of experience, a BA in Classical Guitar from Western Washington University, and have studied in master classes with the Falla Guitar Trio and Larry Coryell.  I am also a member of the American Federation of Musicians. As a teacher, I strive to be patient
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  • Steve Peterson Guitar Lessons

    Steve Peterson Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98126

    5.0 (1)

    have you always wanted to play guitar?are you just starting out but don't know where to begin?have you been playing the same stuff for too long, feeling stuck?want to get past 'cowboy chords' and play up the neck?get into playing 'lead' guitar?I can help my name is Steve Peterson, I've been playing in electric blues and acoustic folk bands around the Seattle area for 4 decades; active in both Washington Blues Society and Victory Music - I am thoughtful and articulate, easy going and patientguitar is a wonderful instrument; it is easy to start, difficult to master, has a nice voice & range
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  • Kickaxe Guitar Lessons

    Kickaxe Guitar Lessons

    Bremerton, WA 98310

    Hi! I have been teaching and performing for over 30 years and playing for over 40 years. My passion is music and guitar and I enjoy teaching and sharing the knowledge, skills, and experience that I have acquired over a lifetime of honing my craft. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced or pro player, I am confident I can help you to achieve your goals. Thanks! Ken

    Best of 2018
  • Musical Mind Piano Studio

    Musical Mind Piano Studio

    Mercer Island, WA 98040

    Connie Wible is the Owner of Musical Mind Piano Studio and Store and the Founder of MI Music Technology Camp located on Mercer Island, Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. She has worked with young musicians for over 35 years, teaching, accompanying and performing and composing. Connie started lessons at age 4 and began accompanying soloists and choirs and church services starting at age 10. Undergraduate studies were at Boise State University and Seattle Pacific University majoring in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, with an emphasis in Abnormal Psychology. She is a public speaker
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  • Hannah Dawn Studios

    Hannah Dawn Studios

    Bremerton, WA 98310

    Hannah has lived in Kitsap County her entire life. She started playing piano at the age of 5, and soon began training classically. Ever since she can remember, the only thing she wanted to do in her life was work with music. By the time she was 15 she knew she needed to start thinking about pursuing music as a career. Not only has she been taught and trained in classical piano and music theory, at the age of 12 she began playing keyboard for the youth worship team. Though it was a struggle transitioning from sheet music to chord sheets, she soon learned and excelled greatly. With the hel
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  • Terrence Rosnagle Guitar Lessons

    Terrence Rosnagle Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98102

    My teaching approach: I've played and taught guitar professionally for over 15 years. I work hard and patiently to keep students inspired. I specialize in Flamenco, Classical, Brazilian and Latin music. But also play and teach Rock and Blues. I love all music. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Niguel, South Orange County Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music,
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  • David Hillman Guitar Lessons

    David Hillman Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98109

    My teaching approach: I feel that learning the guitar should be a fun experience no matter how serious you are about it. I also like to show you how much you already naturally know about music. I've developed a great curriculum which I tailor around how you learn & what you want to know. Please read reviews written about me by students and parents here: http://www.teachstreet.com/teacher/david-hillman My influences are: The Beatles, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, Jack White, Angus Young, David Gilmore, Keith Richards, Marc Ribot, Tom Waits, and tons more, too many to list. My guita
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  • Bob Crow Guitar Lessons

    Bob Crow Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98107

    My teaching approach: My name is Bob Crow, and I've been teaching in Seattle full time since 2005. My lesson studio is in the Ballard neighborhood. Learn the techniques and theory needed to make the music you want to make, whatever that may be. My job is to help guide you through that process, and help you make the most of your practice time. Once you are making music, I like to introduce new possibilities to keep you growing as a musician, but student input is always greatly encouraged. My influences are: They change from year to year. Sometimes from day to day. Rock 60's to present day, 70
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  • Peter Spencer Guitar Lessons

    Peter Spencer Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98103

    My teaching approach: My course of study is designed with the individual student in mind and I solicit maximum input from students, especially when it comes to the styles to be studied. I do not use European music notation and seldom use tablature. I teach the guitar as an "ear" instrument. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Dusty Strings Music Store in Seattle Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Musi
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  • Chris Weyers Guitar Lessons

    Chris Weyers Guitar Lessons

    Kirkland, WA 98033

    My teaching approach: All of my students receive an individual lesson plan and strategy designed to get the best results in the shortest amount of time based on their own individual goals. My influences are: There are far too many to name, and they range from nearly all genres, from rock to classical, metal to jazz, and everything in between. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Totem Lake, Kirkland, Kingsgate, Inglewood-Finn Hill, Woodinville, Bellevue, Overlake, Bothell Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guita
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  • Greg Robinson Guitar Lessons

    Greg Robinson Guitar Lessons

    Issaquah, WA 98027

    My teaching approach: I have been writing music for about ten years now. I am the lead singer/songwriter for the band National Broadcast. I teach with the idea that the student ultimately wants to learn how to play, not just be told information about how to play. I have over 17 years of musical background as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of Washington, with a research focus in acoustics My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in Issaquah, WA at Kaleidoscope School of Music. 195 Front
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  • Gary Panek Piano Studio

    Gary Panek Piano Studio

    Redmond, WA 98052

    -Graduate of Piano Performance, University of Washington -Skilled in Classical and other styles -10 years teaching experience -12 years performance experience, both Classical and Mainstream genres -Skilled in teaching all levels and all ages -Professional, energetic and friendly, more over very patient -Member of The Music Teachers National Association -Very select travel lessons available depending on your location and the time available -Affordable pricing, 60$ per hour, 35$ half hour.  (Gas/time surcharge for travel lessons) -45 minute and bi-weekly lessons negotiable
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  • Phil Hansen Guitar Lessons

    Phil Hansen Guitar Lessons

    West Bellevue, WA 98015

    My teaching approach: Phil Hansen has been a full time music teacher since 1973 and has taught at 2 colleges, 3 high schools, and in many music stores since that time. He currently teaches private lessons on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Bass in Auburn on Mondays and Tuesdays at Green River Music, on Thursday in Issaquah at Mills Music, on Fridays in Redmond at Mills music, and on Wednesdays in Enumclaw. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales an
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  • Music Works Northwest

    Music Works Northwest

    Bellevue, WA 98005

    Music Works Northwest is a non-profit community music school offering music lessons, music therapy and performance experiences for all ages, conveniently located minutes from downtown Bellevue. Our mission is to change lives through accessible music education and experiences.

  • Roger Ferguson Guitar Lessons

    Roger Ferguson Guitar Lessons

    Silverdale, WA 98315

    My teaching approach: I often will, within the course of a one hour lesson, research a tune, learn it, show the student how it is played, write it down and/or make a recording of the important points... in which case, I send it via email and the student often has it waiting for them when the arrive home. My influences are: My early influences were; Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Django Reinhardt, Doc Watson, and Don Reno. Later influences (more inspiration than influence) are Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, and Chet Atkins. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Less
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  • Steven Pontius Guitar Lessons

    Steven Pontius Guitar Lessons

    Pike Place Market, WA 98111

    My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is simple, I teach you in the direction you would like to go, I try to make you the guitar player you want to be. I will show you how to read and write music, learn scales, chords, and how to construct and improvise a solo properly. I will use books i think fit you best. I will have you get 'music theory for guitar' by tom kolb to start you off. My influences are: Tosin Abasi, Scale the Summit, Animals as leaders, Dream Theater, Jeff Loomis, Rusty Cooley, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Alexi L
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  • Jamie Barrows Guitar Lessons

    Jamie Barrows Guitar Lessons

    Pike Place Market, WA 98111

    My teaching approach: I teach from a series of books myself and a fellow guitar instructor consider to be some of the best and most informative books on the market. The books can be purchased on Amazon.com or through the shop. My influences are: Yngwie Malmsteen, Rusty Cooley, Darrel Abbot, John 5, Mark Morton, Willie Addler, Stevie Ray Vaughn. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I currently teach out of Tommy's Guitar Shop in Everett Wa. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Improvisation, Jamming Skills
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  • Laurie Miller Guitar Lessons

    Laurie Miller Guitar Lessons

    Pike Place Market, WA 98111

    My teaching approach: I play bass for a living. Recently I was playing with Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf's keyboardist). I have hung with some heavy jazz cats in LA - Sal Marquez - (trumpet - Zappa, Leno show, etc.). I like to teach from a basic theory - learning the 12 bar blues, and scales, so that the student can play with other people. I am currently finishing an e-book on Full Range scales for the Bass. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and E
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  • Jim Fitzpatrick Guitar Lessons

    Jim Fitzpatrick Guitar Lessons

    Pike Place Market, WA 98111

    My teaching approach: I've been playing for over 35 years, & teaching professionaly for 25 years - at various local music stores, EdCC community college, on cable television, and privately at my home studio. My father was a college music teacher, and I myself have attended 3 colleges studying guitar, music theory, piano, woodwinds, digital elect. music, & jazz improvisation. I specialize in rock, blues, jazz, & theory. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performa
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  • Cody DeLaney Guitar Lessons

    Cody DeLaney Guitar Lessons

    Redmond, WA 98052

    My teaching approach: First, I listen to what the student's goals are. I fit lessons to the individual student. I am 17 but have been playing guitar for most of my life. I understand how students struggle when learning guitar and I will keep them confident while teaching them how to accomplish the goals that they will set for themselves. Students will learn theory, improv, scales, great songs, and have fun learning! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in my home in Graham. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Fin
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  • Robert (Joey) Stofle Guitar Lessons

    Robert (Joey) Stofle Guitar Lessons

    Redmond, WA 98052

    My teaching approach: All my teaching is done on a individual basis I try not to use a cookie cutter approach I really want to help the student meet their own personal goals. Some students need lots of structure and some don't. I can usually tell what their needs are from giving over 320 lessons per month for the past twelve years. All my students can expect to learn allot, and have fun doing it. My influences are: My latest influence is Jeff Beck he is unbeliveable. Also Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Steve Howe, Steve Lukather, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Phil Keaggy. I have so many other influences I rea
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  • Marcel Suter Guitar Lessons

    Marcel Suter Guitar Lessons

    Redmond, WA 98052

    My teaching approach: My influences are: My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Tacoma, WA. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Improvisation, Music Theory Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: .A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
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  • Cody Plaiss Guitar Lessons

    Cody Plaiss Guitar Lessons

    Seattle, WA 98122

    My teaching approach: I teach from the ground up, making sure not to overlook the small stuff that can become a problem later. I begin by teaching chords, rhythm, and scales and most importantly fluidity between those things. I love all types of music but i am most proficient in classic rock, alternative, indie, and acoustic music. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach anywhere in Las Vegas. I prefer to teach from my house but will travel if need be. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment S
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  • Kohary Guitar Instruction

    Kohary Guitar Instruction

    Bothell, WA 98021

    While it’s possible to teach your self just about anything if you’re determined and disciplined enough, it is often best to seek training from an expert because there is no substitute for a good private instructor when learning a difficult or sophisticated task. Learning to play the guitar is no different. If you take lessons from me, you’ll receive the following benefits that would not be replicated in a self-teaching scenario: - You get the personal attention that only a hands-on instructor can give you. - You get instant feedback on your progress and performance. Mistakes
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  • Travis Bowman Guitar Lessons

    Travis Bowman Guitar Lessons

    Downtown, WA 98139

    Hi. I'm Travis. Quick info: 15 years of experience teaching guitar full time degree from Berklee College of Music I'm very professional and friendly accepting students from 9 - 100 I will teach you the basic and advanced skills that will allow you to play whatever genre you wish to play.

  • Clark Grogan Guitar Lessons

    Clark Grogan Guitar Lessons

    West Bellevue, WA 98015

    My teaching approach: I teach the student everything they need to know about music by helping them learn the music that they want to play. My approach is student driven. Every thing you need to know about me is at the myspace adress or website. this includes influences and recorded music. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Issaquah (Home Studio), Bellevue (Musicworks Northwest) Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music,
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Joe Walker · Seattle, WA


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It was our pleasure to speak via Skype with Seattle guitar teacher, Joe Walker, recently, as we continue to be inspired by the level of sincerity and passion for teaching guitar that each guitar teacher we’ve interviewed has demonstrated. You can watch the interview in its entirety on Joe’s guitar teacher page.

Learn Guitar in Seattle with Guitar Teacher Joe Walker

Lessons.com: We’re here today talking with guitar teacher Joe Walker, who has a profile on Lessons.com. Hello, Joe, and thanks for taking the time to talk with us today about your guitar teaching.

Joe Walker: Hi, James. Thank you very much for inviting me.

Lessons.com: It’s a pleasure to be here with you, and I look forward to hearing about your teaching. First off, can you tell us where you teach – what city you’re in and what state?

Joe Walker: I’m in Seattle, Washington.

Lessons.com: And do you teach in your guitar students’ homes or do they come to you?

Joe Walker: I teach primarily right here in this room. This is my home studio. I used to teach guitar in students’ homes, but I don’t currently offer that. I do also teach Skype guitar lessons, so I do that right here on the webcam, and I can teach pretty much any student all over the world.

Lessons.com: And if someone wanted to contact you about Skype lessons, how would they do so?

Joe Walker: They can contact me through my website, which is deftdigits.com, or, obviously, my Lessons.com.com profile.

Lessons.com: Very cool. And can you tell us about the guitar lesson climate there in Seattle – do you find that there are a lot of people there that want to learn guitar?

Joe Walker: Yeah, I do. It’s pretty fun. It’s a very musical city, and there’s people learning all kinds of different instruments. I find that guitar is a really popular one, and I’ve got several students ranging from age five all the way up to retired adults and just across the board – it’s a very popular instrument.

Lessons.com: And what styles of music do you find your students most often interested in learning?

Joe Walker: The most popular styles, I’d say, would probably be classic rock or modern pop music. A lot of the younger kids are really into whatever they hear on the radio, so they want to learn how to play the latest Calvin Harris tune on guitar … or something like that. So yeah, those would be the main … the most popular genres, and I do several others as well.

Lessons.com: And in simple terms could you describe your guitar teaching approach? What’s your focus with each individual guitar student?

Joe Walker: The focus is always what gets the student the most excited about practicing and playing and progressing on guitar. So, most of the time, that means finding out what their favorite music to listen to is, and see if we can find a way to put that on the guitar. Even if they’re a total beginner, find a way to adapt it in a way that’s easy for them to play, and they can get really excited about playing guitar and practicing. So, it’s a very individual approach for every different guitar student.

Lessons.com: That sounds great, Joe, so that type of approach – kind of get people playing songs as quickly as possible – especially songs that they enjoy.

Joe Walker: Absolutely! And then go … dig into the theory and the technique from there – whatever theory they need to apply for their own music that they’re pursuing.

Lessons.com: And how long are your guitar lessons?

Joe Walker: My lessons are all fifty minutes long. That leaves me a little buffer between lessons to make sure that I’m never running late, so lessons always start on the hour, and then I’ve got that extra ten minutes where we can go overtime when we need to.

Lessons.com: And tell us a little bit about your fees and your scheduling format. How often do you work with your guitar students?

Joe Walker: I encourage all my students to do weekly lessons – find a time that they can reserve to come every week, and they can cancel and reschedule those lessons as they see fit. For fees, I charge $80 for a guitar lesson, and then, if you can lock down a time where you’re coming every week, I discount it to seventy per lesson.

Lessons.com: And do you find that students make more progress when they’re meeting with you at a regular time?

Joe Walker: Absolutely – especially the younger guitar students, because if they go too long between guitar lessons, they either end up building some bad habits that could have been weeded out with a more regular lesson, or they end up getting bored with something that they’re practicing too often. So weekly lessons … even if it’s … sometimes I have a couple guitar students who split that fifty minutes, like siblings or a father and son or something like that … if they can come in every single week, then that’s usually what gets the best results.

Lessons.com: That sounds very good, Joe. And tell us a little bit about your equipment. When you’re teaching guitar, what guitars do you use? Are there particular acoustic or electric guitars that you find you teach with more often?

Joe Walker: I find that I teach with my acoustic guitar a lot more often than I used to play it before I was in lessons, both because many of my students play acoustic, probably more acoustic than electric guitar, and because it’s convenient to not have all the extra gear. But, I also use this one a lot – this is my Les Paul, and I have it plugged into a gaggle of pedals behind me, and I have several amps – I also teach bass lessons – and a couple of guitar amps in here.

Lessons.com: Very cool … and I noticed on the wall, behind you – behind your right shoulder- there’s a banjo. Do you also play the banjo?

Joe Walker: A tiny bit. That’s my dad’s banjo; I’m borrowing it from him right now. I’m learning it right now.

Lessons.com: Very cool to see it there in the room with you. And, do you offer guidance to your guitar students about purchasing a guitar?

Joe Walker: Of course – especially for the starting-from-scratch beginners, who often have no idea what kind of guitar to get, so depending on what kind of music they’re into, and how old they are, how big their hands are, I can provide advice on where to go to get a guitar, or what kind to look for, and what to ask the sales people.

Lessons.com: That’s wonderful, Joe, and we’ll be finishing the interview in a minute, but I wanted to ask you if you’d like to play something for viewers of the video. It doesn’t need to be something that you would show a student … more something maybe that you would enjoy playing when you sit down with the guitar … maybe a segment of a song – it would be great to hear.

Joe Walker: Of course. There’s something I’ve been working on recently – it’s part of the solo from Back In Black. So let’s see what happens when I try that right now.

Lessons.com: Great!

(Editor’s note: At this point in the interview, Joe demos some of his guitar playing skills with a little of AC DC’s Back In Black guitar solo, and if you can see and hear Joe playing the solo on his Les Paul by visiting the Joe Walker guitar teacher page.)

Lessons.com: That sounds great, Joe.

Joe Walker: Thank you.

Always a good song to hear. It never gets old.

Joe Walker: Yeah!

Lessons.com: So thank you again for taking the time to be in this interview; it’s wonderful to learn more about your guitar teaching, and I want to wish you the best of luck in your guitar teaching in the future.

Joe Walker: Thank you very much.

Lessons.com: Alright, Joe. Take care and good luck again.

Joe Walker: Thanks, James.

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