Josh Beetler is a full-time musician and guitar teacher that helps clients overcome their musical frustrations and challenges to become the guitar players they’ve always wanted to be no matter what skill level or age. Josh started playing guitar at the age of 12 and quickly fell in love with the instrument.
He was self-taught for 5 years before finding Chet Kruly, an 80 year old jazz legend who quickly showed Josh what he needed to massively excel on the guitar. He then studied at UMass Lowell in Music Performance under Jon Wheatley, another jazz legend and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. While at school he played in bands and ensembles of all styles including rock, jazz, pop, top 40, metal, funk, and bluegrass.
He began teaching guitar at the age of 20 and has been a full-time musician since. He has taught over 10,000 guitar lessons and helped many guitar students reach the next level in their guitar playing whether it was learning to sing and play, write their own music, learn their favorite songs, jam with others, or become a highly skilled lead guitarist.
Josh is also 1 of 2 guitar teachers in Massachusetts that have actual training on how to massively improve his students skill set and is part of the Elite Guitar Teacher’s Inner Circle, founded by Tom Hess, the worlds foremost authority in guitar teaching and guitar coaching. He been a part of the program since 2011 and has since been certified as a professional guitar coach and trainer with 5 certifications that only a small handful of guitar teachers on the PLANET have earned.
Josh’s sole purpose is to help other guitar players unlock the natural talent within and become highly fulfilled and confident musicians and individuals. Music is a way of life, and following that path leads to the development of confidence, integrity, determination, and perseverance.
He is also a composer and songwriter though he has yet to release an official album. He also currently does studio work for artists, plays in his metal band, and spends most of his free time with his wife, his cats, and creating awesome lessons for his students.