Music Lessons with Distinction


The Nuts and Bolts

Joe’s Expectations for his Students

  • First and foremost, all of Joe’s students make a commitment to practicing at least 15 minutes a day, six days a week. When it comes to learning almost anything, 15 minutes a day is far better than two hours once a week.

  • Students arrive five minutes before their lesson time, and pack up promptly once their lesson is finished.

  • All students will be asked to purchase a manuscript notebook. Trumpet and Ear Training/Music Theory students may also be asked to purchase reasonably priced supplemental materials.

  • Students must bring all of their necessary items to each lesson (e.g. instrument, music, manuscript notebook, and pencil).

Time and Place

All lessons are given at Tabor Heights United Methodist Church located at:

6161 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215

Joe has limited availability, but will work with your schedule as best he can to find a consistent lesson time that will work for everyone.****

****Please do not come to the church looking for Joe unless you have a scheduled lesson.

****Please do not call the church to try to get in contact with Joe.
Instead, call him directly at (503) 298-6881


Weekly Lesson Rates

  • $40 for 30 minutes
    (not recommended post-middle school)

  • $55 for 45 minutes

  • $70 for 60 minutes
    (recommended for serious school-age/adult only)

Ear Training/Music Theory/Beatboxing Add-on Lesson for Trumpet Students

  • $15 for 15 minutes (add to any trumpet lesson)

Introductory Lesson Special***

  • $20 for 30 minutes

The Fine Print

Cash and checks* are accepted and are due at the beginning of every lesson.

*$30 non-negotiable bounced check fee

24-hour cancellation, no-refund policy**

Late arrivals are welcomed, but your lesson will end at the regularly scheduled time**

**at Joe’s discretion

If you refer a new student who takes an introductory lesson, you will receive a $15 credit towards your next lesson.

***Mention this posting!