5 STARS! Joe is a natural at both teaching and playing guitar, and his command of music theory, musical genres and a myriad of instruments is impressive. He has a knack for breaking down difficult techniques and/or concepts to become manageable, and literally his every interaction with students is positive. Joe is a motivator — exactly what you want in a teacher. My 9 y.o. son and I are students of his and we always look forward to our time with him. Also, a quick qualifier: I’ve played guitar since I was 14, and I’ve taken lessons from over a dozen world-class guitarists because I was a student at Musicians’ Institute’s Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood, CA. Of all guitarists/guitar teachers I’ve worked with, Joe is my favorite.