Joe

Joe was born in Illinois, USA, and spent his formative years in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated with top honors from Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA, USA) in 2014.

Joe began playing piano from a young age and was involved with his school’s music programs on both guitar and saxophone since the age of 12. His musical talents developed through involvement in the local music scene, teaching private guitar lessons and performing in ensembles including the All-State Jazz Band, as well as his own progressive rock band. During that time he studied guitar with local jazz fusion legend John Wheelis.jconnor_TAGAphoto

At Berklee, he studied Contemporary Writing & Production, growing his passion for composition, arranging, and sound design.

He studied under esteemed guitarists and instructors such as Tim Miller, Norm Zocher, Jon Finn, Bruce Bartlett, Garrison Fewell, and composer/arranger Matthew Nicholl. During his time at Berklee, he also found an interest in the Japanese language, which eventually brought him to Japan.

After graduating with highest honors in 2014, Joe became involved with the highly decorated Boston Common Band, performing at weddings and events across the New England area. He also had gigs working as a freelance session musician. In the second half of 2016, he moved to Japan to continue studying the Japanese language alongside focusing on his own musical endeavors. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!

 

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毎回先生と相談しながら…

プライベートギターレッスン
決まったテキストを順に進めるのではなく、毎回先生と相談しながらレッスンを進められるので、やりやすいです。コードを習ったり、コードを使う曲や弾き方を教わったり、タメになる雑談をしたり。 講師や教室の雰囲気がリラックスでき、レッスンの方法もかた苦しくない! 先生が外国の方なので英語が話せるともっと楽しいだろうなあ… 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago  〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar
Yasutaka
ヤスタカ
Employee
社会人

いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。

unnamed (10)
アドリブを弾きたいとずっと思っており独学で頑張ってきましたが、限界を感じ門をたたきました。新しいことを教わるたびに、いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。ギターの楽しさ、難しさ、奥深さを日々感じさせてもらってます。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?  : 英語とギターをいっしょに学べる。 発表会と毎月のセミナーがある。 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago  〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar
Yaz
Yaz
Employee
社会人

大学院留学というゴールを…

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英語でギターが習えることが決め手でした!初心者にも分かりやすく教えてもらえるので安心です。アットホームな雰囲気なので、毎回のレッスンに行くのが楽しみです! 大学院留学というゴールを目指して頑張るモチベーションになっています! 家でも復習したり知識を得られるので、ブログやオンラインの動画、メルマガが役立っています!
Shuri
シュリ
Employee
社会人

I’m really glad I came to TAGA! (Group class student)

ギター初心者
I really like the lessons here in TAGA because the teachers are gentle and pay attention to see whether you’re having trouble following the class or not. I’m really glad I came to TAGA!  
Germano
ジェルマーノ
Student
中学生