Instructor
Joined in
2010

Joseph-Antares

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory

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Teaching Experience

Since 1989

Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Metal, Pop, Blues

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All

Performance Experience

20 years as the lead guitarist, producer and recording engineer in the Grammy award winning New Wave band "A Flock of Seagulls"

About Joseph-Antares

Learning to play the guitar can be done in different ways. It can be formal with music reading and theory, but unlike classical or school band instruments, it can also be approached casually with learning your favorite songs for jamming with friends. 
 
For me, the most important thing has always been to be aware of a student's musical goals and tailor the learning path to achieve them. Whether it's structured music reading and theory or a more easy going, fun "show me how to play this song" angle, we'll work together to get you there. Student/instructor interaction is very important and you won't get the personalized benefits, encouragement or the ability to learn things like songwriting and arranging by trying to copy something from YouTube. 
 
With over 30 years as a professional instructor, I am as comfortable and experienced teaching a young child beginner as I am adults that just want to play for enjoyment or up-and-coming rock/punk/indie and metal shredding hopefuls. We'll learn at your own pace and you'll have an understanding and patient instructor with no musical bias. I keep myself very up-to-date with modern music styles and current bands because who wants a teacher that has never heard of the music that you like and want to learn?!?
 
My 20 year stint as the guitarist in a Grammy award winning band with TV appearances and international touring while also being a music producer with extensive studio recording experience adds up to a teacher that can prepare you for the real world. 
 
My formalities are below, but guitar lessons are not about me...they're about YOU, so let's have some fun!
 
Education: Polk State College - Music Theory & Labs, Private Lessons w/ Berklee Alums Rich Zellon and Bobby Koelble
 
Production Credits: Music written, performed and produced used by MTV Road Rules, NFL Films and more.
 
Endorsements: Korg USA (Vox), AKAI, Cleartone Strings, Excetylene Cables, Floyd Rose, SKB cases, Line6, Horizon/Rapco, Nady, Real McCoy Custom Wahs and Keeley Electronics.
 

Software: FXpansion, IK Multimedia and Native Instruments

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