Hi, my name is Joel, but you can call me "Joel son of Cesar", and yes my dad's name really is Cesar. I am the creator of the Truth Guitar Method.
I have been working my entire life to get to where I am today. In 2003 I began studying at the University of Texas-Brownsville and pursuing a music education degree. During my time there I was fortunate enough to study under the amazing and flawless direction of Dr. Michael Quantz. There, I was also able to perform in multiple recitals per year as well as participate in master classes with Guitar Foundation of America Winners and Guitar Virtuosos: Adam Holzman, Michael Chapdelaine, Goran Krivokapic, and Risa Carlson.
After 12 years of working in the Texas Educational System, teaching music EC-12, I decided to begin focusing on me again. I started to practice diligently and for long periods of time to not only get better but to purposefully begin to develop new ways of approaching guitar playing. This is how the Truth Guitar Method was born.
Truth Guitar Method, the name, was chosen to specify that I am not perfect but always seeking the truth in all aspects of playing. It is also a very simple honor system for me to always be truthful with my students and my viewers. Currently, I am working on a 52 week course, but it is a long way coming...so in the mean time, here we are...sharing and allowing my thoughts and lessons to unravel and become a reality through this website and my YouTube channel. Enjoy
- jOeL "SoN oF cEsAr"
University of Texas-Brownsville
Guitar: Joan Cashimira (SPAIN)