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Joe Elliott

Department Head, Guitar

Joe Elliott

Joe Elliott has 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. His teaching experience includes 23 years at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA for the G.I.T. and Baccalaureate programs and various clinics throughout the U.S.

Joe has also written and edited courses for MI’s G.I.T. and baccalaureate programs. He spent 3 years as GIT Department Head and 9 years as Vice President and Director of Education at Musicians Institute. In addition, Joe served as president of the Theatre of Arts acting school in Hollywood, CA and on the board of directors for the L.A. Music Academy in Pasadena, CA.

Joe has authored two instructional books published by Hal Leonard: An Introduction to Jazz “Guitar Soloing” and “Ear Training” (co-author). Joe has also released guitar instrumental CDs entitled “Joe’s Place” and “Truth Serum.” Learn more at: