Joel has played music since the age of six, and at the age of seventeen he picked up a guitar. It’s hardly and exaggeration to say that he hasn’t stopped playing music since (18 + years). He then decided music was his calling and received his Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Berry College. Joel’s time studying and playing guitar expanded both his love of different kinds of music and his ability to weave easily between genres. He has been teaching in Birmingham, AL for over ten years, in addition to performing professionally in several bands and solo since 1999. His areas of expertise are classical, blues and rock guitar.