Joe Elliott

Joe Elliott


I spent 30 years playing professionally in Los Angeles as sideman, musical director and composer in a variety of music settings including network TV, movie soundtrack, studio, concert and club venues. In 2010 I left Los Angeles and moved to join the rich music scene in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. I love it here and am as busy playing guitar now as I have ever been in my life.

My professional experience as an educator includes 23 years of teaching at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California for the Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.) and Baccalaureate programs and various clinics throughout the U.S. In my years at M.I. I wrote and edited courses for G.I.T. and M.I.’s Baccalaureate programs. I spent 3 years as G.I.T. Department Head and 9 years as Vice President and Director of Education at Musicians Institute. I served as Guitar Department Head and Director of Academic Administration at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota for 7 years.

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Fretboard Biology

Fretboard Biology AboutFRETBOARD BIOLOGY is a self-paced, highly organized system of learning that will help you master the theoretical and practical aspects of guitar so you can play at an advanced level. This program is designed to cover roughly eight semesters’ worth of required “main instrument” courses at an academic ...
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