Joe Egan
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Additional Instruments: Ukulele, Bass Guitar


One of our most requested Guitar teachers; Joe Egan is a 2006 graduate of William Paterson University with a degree in Sound Engineering Arts. Playing guitar for over 20 years, Joe has performed in Asbury Park at the “Stone Pony” and in surrounding artistic areas such as Hoboken, Morristown, and Brooklyn with his Band "The Human Era" or as a solo act.  His favorite genres are Rock, Classical, and Jazz. Some of his influences are well-known Rock groups such as Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Radiohead, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Pat Metheny, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Michael Hedges, and Kaki King. 


Joe is the owner and chief engineer/producer of Missile Silo Studios in Hopatcong, NJ. He currently works with various solo artist, bands, groups, and voice over artists to get their work professionally recorded in a fun relaxed environment.  Joe has taught many students who eventually make their way into his studio to produce singles, EPs, and full length albums that they are able to proudly sell on iTunes and at gigs, as well as have available on all streaming platforms.  


Joe has been teaching at the Music Den for over 15 years and is a valued member of our team. He focuses on individual student needs for theoretical development, ear training, sight-reading, chord progressions, composition, and songwriting.  Currently, Joe is available Monday through Friday for lessons from early afternoon through the evenings.  He also runs an 8 week "Rock Band" program to give new and/or experienced students the opportunity to work with other musicians in a band setting and perform a concert in the Theater at The Music Den at the end of the program.  Please check in at the education desk for new classes Joe may be running as well.