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Joe DeCara

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Born: January 22, 1954    Primary Instrument: Guitar

I have been teaching guitar throughout Maryland for over 25 years. I teach full time in my private studio conveniently located in the northern section of Roland Park (at the dividing line of Baltimore County and Baltimore City). In addition to offering private lessons, I have been teaching at Loyola College in Maryland since 2000. Having played the guitar from an early age, I have played various styles such as jazz, rock, contemporary, classical, blues, standards, funk, 50's, 60's, 70's up to the present. I specialize in improvisation, fingerboard theory, repertoire and chord melody. My lifetime dedication to teaching, playing and research has led me to my own tried and proven method to move a student from a beginning level to that of an advanced player in a very short period of time �” regardless of one's age or experience...
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The Information you have is incredible! It's more than Berklee!” �” Joe Pass 1979 (Jazz virtuoso, recording artist- Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson)

This CD (Kaleidoscope) encompasses several genres, with inventive all original tunes and nice arrangements played with great elan and flair. Very unique and clever interplay with the two guitars �” and also with the bass and drums. Lively solos all around. They have their own sound. It is highly recognizable as the (2) Joes” �”Dennis Budimir (Jazz/studio guitarist) Los Angeles, California

co-leader, writer, arranger "Kaleidoscope" cd (2006) Personnel: Joe DeCara Sr. (guitar), Joe DeCara Jr. (guitar), Mike Mathias (Bass & Synth), Michael Kanter (Drums) Tracks: Kaleidoscope, Outside Looking In, Sicilian Sunset, Three Thousand Miles to Paradise, Positivity, Crystal Sea, Endless Road, No Need For the Blues, That Certain Feeling, Perfect Day, City Lights, Journey Back in Time.

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
baltimore, MD

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Private guitar instruction for 25+ years hours: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat. 9am-1pm rates: $30 @ half hour (recommend 1 hour for intermediate to advanced students) Convenient location in Baltimore (N. Charles Street)

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