Music Bio

I have taught guitar, piano, bass, and music theory—in both private and classroom settings—for over ten years, working at music schools like the Cadenza Music Center (Queens, NY) and the Oceanside School of Music (Nassau County, NY). While I studied classical guitar for my bachelor's degree, I play many instruments, including keyboard, double-bass, drums, ukulele and other fretted instruments. I still teach at the Belle Arti Center for the Arts in Forest Hills, and I have begun developing my own private studio of students.

I focus my profession on education, though I have played live shows with rock bands, the Queens College Guitar Ensemble, and on my own at homely restaurants and bars. I also compose in my spare time, though these musical doodads usually manifest themselves in brief clips I use to serve my podcasts, videos, and other content. You can listen to said doodads and my cover performance rep on my SoundCloud page


Guitar, Piano and Bass Lessons Available!

Sign up for a FREE trial lesson by contacting joeydeclara@gmail.com


FAQ

Where are you located?

Lessons are conducted out of my own private home studio in Oceanside. Contact for more info.

What do we need to bring?

Just yourself and an eagerness to get playing! In-studio instruments are available to students for the trial lesson. Of course, you’ll need books and an instrument of your own to practice at home and get the most out of your lessons, but everything needed to get started is here waiting for you!

Should we buy/bring books for the first lesson?

Students will have a wealth of resources available to them from the studio, but feel free to bring whatever books you like! My favorite is always a book of blank staff paper for writing notes, songs, and homework for students. However, no need to make any purchases before signing up for regular lessons!

Teach any other instruments?

Guitar - Piano - Bass - Ukulele - Stand-Up Bass - Music Theory