My lessons are all about you — tailored to your musical interests, your skill level, and focusing on songs you’re excited to play!

Whether you want to go old school with classic jazz and blues, new school with rock n’ roll, or no school with thrash and heavy metal, you’ve come to the right place. I work with the songs you want to play, up to and including your own creations, so each lesson is directly in line with your own musical goals. My lessons include as much or as little theory as you like, so we can get technical with the nuts and bolts, or “forget that noise” and play it by ear — it’s all up to you.

Instruments I Teach

  • Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Acoustic/Electric Bass
  • Banjo
  • Drums

Skills I Can Help with Include

  • Tightening up — or loosening up — your rhythm playing
  • Polishing your solos
  • Improving accuracy and note definition
  • Raising your “tempo ceiling”
  • Exploring new rhythms
  • Expanding your musical arsenal with uncharted scales and time signatures
  • Understanding music theory
  • Mastering key, rhythm, timing, and tempo changes
  • Shredding
  • Writing songs
  • …and more!

Recording Software Tutorials

Since 2014 I’ve helped students navigate, record, mix and master their sonic creations in Reaper, Pro Tools, Garage Band, and Digital Performer. I have also spent plenty of time setting up instruments and recording equipment, and know how incredibly challenging it can be. I can help you navigate the thorny road of music recording either as a standalone skill, or in conjunction with instrument lessons.


I charge $40 an hour for lessons. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Crockett Sound Labs

About Joe Davey

I’ve been performing music since 1992, and teaching music since 2010.

My Experience Includes

  • Hard and classic rock
  • Heavy/thrash/extreme metal
  • Jazz
  • Early 1900s jazz
  • Classic blues
  • Ragtime
  • Country
  • Musical theater
  • Indian music
  • …and more

Degrees, Certificates, and Recognition

  • Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree in music and technology
  • Outstanding Music Technology Student of the Year
  • Assistant Music Lab Coordinator
  • Audio Engineering TA
  • CRLA certified tutor
  • Currently teaching music at an elementary school

What My Students are Saying

Peter C.

No matter where you’re at with your music project, Joe Davey and Crockett Sound Labs will prove an asset without compare. Can’t recommend enough!

Peter C.

Ben G.

Working with Joe has been awesome. He’s a really great teacher and I enjoy my lessons. Hope I can learn lots more!

Ben G.

Mel S.

Joe is personable, comes ready to work and is great with time management and preparation. He is a great person to work with.

Mel S.

Steven W.

Joe can do it all. No genre or instrument can stop him, and he will slay whatever you put in front of him.

Steven W.
Crockett Sound Labs


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