About the author
Music Educator, Producer, Studio Musician, Composer, & Performer (Joseph Glarner) has
been playing guitar for 25 years. He attended Musicians Institute in West Hollywood
California, and Five Towns College in Long Island NY studying Jazz/Commercial Music
Performance for guitar. He has been a studio musician for the last 18 years composing
many jingles, scoring music for film, and music for radio and television. He has 5 albums
to date, and has produced countless tracks for many artists across the globe, including
several artists that have graced the Billboard Charts. In his jazz band "The Glarner Group"
he is proud to have performed with Pennsylvania's "Jazz Man of the Year 2006" (by the
International Musicians Union) Jazz Trombonist and Vaudville Comedian "Pete Pepke"
Grammy Nominated Musicians Joe & Becky Matczak, and saxophonist Steve Chapel.
Joseph also proudly serves as the Musical Director for Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
in Warren PA , and is the East Coast Musical Director for Chenoa Music's "Stars of
America" Tour featuring former American Idol finalists. After many years of reviewing
method books and teaching thousands of students to play guitar, Joseph has decided to
put out what he feels is the most comprehensive, and systematic guitar method book for
beginning guitar players.