Know Your Local Guitar Teacher
Get to know your local guitar teacher in Philadelphia
We have all done it. Stood in front of the mirror holding a tennis racket, cranking up the volume on the stereo, and let it rip with our best Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page impression. In truth, many of us have dreamed of being a rock star, and while we can’t promise you that, the David Joel Guitar Studio in Philadelphia can help make your dream of playing guitar like your heroes become a reality today.
David Joel, owner of The David Joel Guitar Studio has more than 40 years of experience of live performance, gigging and over 30 years of guitar instruction, and he brings all of that vast experience into every single one of his beginning guitar lessons. We accommodate guitar students of all musical persuasions, from rock to country, metal to jazz, pop to alternative, blues to classical, and everything in between.
Philadelphia born, David began playing guitar at 9 years old. Growing up cutting his teeth playing in rock bands in the early 1980s, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Boston from Berklee College of Music, a Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory and followed up with a stint for a number of years as an instructor at Berklee. His musical travels have included Japan, Europe and throughout the Boston and Washington DC areas.
As a solo guitarist, director/composer of The David Joel Quartet, a contemporary jazz-fusion group, and with various jazz and high society ensembles, David performs regularly throughout the tri-state area. A Philadelphia resident, he is the proprietor of the David Joel Guitar Studio where he offers lessons to students of all ages and in all styles.
David will train you to the highest technical standards available anywhere today and do so for some of the best pricing you can find. He teaches you everything that you need to know to become a master guitar player, from fingering styles and guitar types, to tuning techniques, scales chords, notes, songs and much more.
We can take on students that want to learn to play rock guitar on an electric guitar set up with as equal proficiency as we can. A student that comes each week with a nylon-stringed guitar that seeks to be trained classically, or even someone with an acoustic steel string that wants to learn country can be taught.
With one on one lessons, David can take the time to give individual attention to his students. Not everyone works at the same pace and this gives the student the freedom to express him or herself without worrying what others are doing or thinking. It makes for easier learning when the instructor is focused on only you. It also allows David to create lessons just for you and your level of skill and comfort.