Joe Marquez

(415) 453-8220

Joe has been teaching guitar for 15 years, specializing in rock, pop and country.

"I like to make lessons fun first and then toss in a little theory whenever I can. I enjoy helping beginners gain the skills they need to experience the thrill of performing and composition".

As an artist Joe has placed songs with major label recording artists Cher and Wasp earning gold and platinum records. His credits also include winning the John Lennon song writing contest with the song "Hang up Your Halo Tonight".

Joe worked as a staff recording engineer at Prairie Sun studio in Cotati, where he recorded, mixed and played banjo on the 1992 Grammy winning Tom Waits album "Bone Machine". He has also engineered on projects for Greg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Dick Dale, Guy Clark, Ted Nugent, and the Melvins among others.

Joe enjoys playing, singing, writing and recording music and encourages this in his teaching. He specializes in beginning students and welcomes players of all ages. He is a father of two and shares his love of music with his children. He and his daughter Madeline, age 3, recorded their first song together called the "Bluebird Of Happiness".

To take lessons with Joe, give him a call at (415) 453-8220 or send an