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About Joseph R.
NOW TAKING FACE-TO-FACE LESSONS for adults only.
Joe's experience as a musician has seen him perform extensively in the UK and overseas with his original rock band 'Insurgent', whilst also building experience in the professional studio environment. As well as this, Joe holds a 2:1 Ba(Hons) degree in Professional Musicianship from the British Institute of Modern Music in Birmingham.
Joe's Approach to Teaching
Joe is a firm believer that every student is capable of developing a unique musical identity and will endeavour to help every student achieve this goal in an engaging and encouraging manner. He makes sure to bring his first-hand professional experience and know-how to every lesson to help students of any age and ability achieve their musical aspirations, whatever they may be. Having learnt from some of the most experienced musicians in the country during his time at University, Joe understands exactly what is required of a professional tutor and is excited to help you on your path to musical success.
What You Can Expect To Learn
Joe's lessons will help guide you through the various elements of guitar playing, some of which may include:
-Lead Guitar Techniques
-Songwriting and Compositional Analysis
-Warm up and Practice Exercises
Although these are just some of the topics covered, please don't hesitate to let Joe know what you want to get out of each lesson, as that's what it's all about!
Joe specialises in Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock and Blues Guitar, however he is happy to teach other genres such as funk and pop as well.
Your First Lesson
The first lesson is a brilliant way for you to tell Joe exactly what you are looking to learn. During this time, together you will construct a solid framework upon which your lessons will be based going forward. Joe will always endeavour to teach you at least one new thing in this trial lesson so that you have something to get started on right away!
Advice for Beginners
Taking lessons at an early stage in your musical learning can be a little daunting, however Joe will ensure that every lesson is both fun and appropriately challenging. He advises that you spend 10-15 minutes warming up before each lesson, as well as ensuring that your guitar is in tune. If you are very new to the guitar, make sure to use a light gauge of strings as this will make playing the guitar a little easier. This is particularly important for young players who are keen to learn quickly and stay engaged with their instrument. I recommend Ernie Ball Super Slinky or Ernie Ball Extra Slinky strings.
Joe is a passionate tutor and always loves the challenge of creating an exciting and uniquely tailored musical experience for each student. He looks forward to hearing from you.