Joseph Spoelstra

Guitar Teacher

Joseph Spoelstra

SAA Member


Los Angeles, CA
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A passionate and dedicated teacher and performer, Joseph teaches students ages 3 and up the joy of music making and the excitement of playing the guitar. In a positive and nurturing environment, students learn to break difficult tasks into small steps and develop increased concentration, self-confidence, and a creative form of self expression.

Joseph holds his Master of Music from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota. His primary teachers have been William Kanengiser, founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jeffrey Van, and Brian Head.  He has also studied privately and in masterclasses with Pepe Romero, David Russell, Sharon Isbin, and Scott Tennant.

Joseph maintains studios offering Suzuki guitar lessons in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Sierra Madre. In the past he has served as Vice President and guitar coordinator for the Suzuki Asssociation of Wisconsin. In addition to teaching, Joseph performs frequently in concerts as a soloist and as part of the voice and guitar duo, the dream songs project.