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Joe Livoti is  a Bay Area guitarist and teacher, working out of House of Woodwinds in San Ramon. He has been a full time guitar instructor since 1986. Joe plays and teaches jazz, rock and blues, country and a little classical/flamenco. For information about lessons, please click on the "Lessons" link above.

Joe studied guitar privately in New York and his teachers included Ernie Arti, Joe Monk and Howard Morgen. He has performed in wedding bands, rock and blues bands, theater shows, fusion and jazz ensembles, acoustic duos, solo gigs and show bands.

Joe has four books available; "Complete Scale and Chord Theory for Guitar", "Applications", "How to Teach Guitar" and "Fingerstyle Arrangements for Solo Guitar". The first two are instructional books geared towards intermediate and advanced players. All are available at

Joe also has five CDs available. They can be sampled under the "Music" link, and purchased at "Books/Cds". Links to all CDs are at:

His music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, Last.Fm, Itunes, Amazon and all other digital music outlets.

For folks who remember the Zeroids from the New Wave days back in NY, the Record Plant E.P. "Introducing the Zeroids", is also available for download, or for listening on Youtube.

Joe's music has also been featured in the scores of a bunch of independent films. Look for Barista, Suburban Youth, Spare Parts, Five Days, Cross Country, Singularity, N.Y. On $15 a Day, Thrush T.V. and on S.F. cable, Inside Joke T.V. Coast to Coast A.M. has also featured his music as bumper music. There are some performance and instructional videos posted on YouTube, also under the "Links" button above. In addition to teaching, Joe is available for solo and ensemble gigs as well as studio work. 

Good luck and Happy Playing!

(Photo by Weiford Watts)