Meet Joel Bocek, Portland Guitar Teacher

Learn Guitar PDX Has a New Guitar Teacher

Ladies and Gents, Meet Joel Bocek, LGPDX’s Newest Instructor!


Hey everyone, Rick here. I have some very exciting news. Things are going so well at Learn Guitar PDX that I’m bringing on a second Portland guitar teacher. His name is Joel Bocek, and I’m thrilled to have him on board.

Why am I so excited about Joel? Well, let’s start with the fact that he’s one of my favorite Portland guitarists. I’ve shared bills with his bands on more than one occasion, and I’ve gone to see him play many times over the years. Every time I see him take the stage, he impresses me all over again. He’s got that rare combination of musical chops and excellent taste that makes his performances a real treat. Joel keeps a busy performance calendar; he currently plays guitar and keys in Bubble Cats, Size 85 High Tops, and Lisa James Trio.

On top of being one heck of a guitar player, Joel is a friendly, patient, easy-going guy – all great qualities in a guitar teacher.

As you can see from this picture, Joel has been a guitar player for a long time – more than 20 years. He is well-versed in music theory and ear training, as well as improvisation, notation, and songwriting, and he’d love to teach you to play in styles ranging from rock, pop, blues, funk, metal, folk, lead, and rhythm. He is currently accepting beginning to advanced students of all ages.

Way back when I started Learn Guitar PDX, I thought that if I ever needed another teacher to help the business expand, Joel Bocek would be my first pick. Well, it’s finally happened!

If you’re looking for a great Portland guitar teacher, let me be the first to highly recommend him.

Interested in booking a lesson with Joel? Click here to get in touch.