Instruments: Lessons & Demonstrations

Study the fundamental elements of Joey Weisenberg’s unique brand of Jewish roots music while learning to play beloved songs and rhythms on guitar, mandolin, and drums. Wisdom gleaned from decades of composing, performing, and teaching helps you learn both how to play the instrument and why the music is working!

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Guitar Basics

Joey teaches the basic chords that he uses all the time when playing Jewish music, and introduces beginners to fundamental concepts like keys and scales. Learn to play favorites like “Lincoln’s Nigun.”

Study Guitar with Joey!

Moving Chords

Learn how to connect chords with interesting basslines and flowing harmony. Unpack the inner workings of Joey’s arrangements, including several songs in open tunings.

Keep Going with Guitar!


Best practices for creating new melodies, exercises to facilitate musical inspiration, and understanding how to incorporate lyrics.

Find Your Rhythm!


Learn the basics of mandolin, as well as advanced techniques like double stops, and how to play original songs and Klezmer favorites.

Study Mandolin with Joey!

Studio Musician

A behind the scenes looks at how Joey plays instruments on Rising Song Records releases. For singer-songwriters to explore possibilities for creating different sonic textures and turn their demos into fully realized songs.

Enter the Studio with Joey!

Live Performance Archive

Watch live recordings of Joey's albums as well as performances with the Hadar Ensemble from over the years. Many of these videos are available exclusively on this site.

Watch Concerts & Recording Sessions

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Jump into music, prayer, and artistry today! Explore all of the master classes in Jewish song and prayer with Joey Weisenberg, including 18 comprehensive courses (1000+ videos) in the Jewish spiritual soundscape, from communal song (nigun) and prayer-leading (nusach), to musical wisdom (Torah), composition, and playing of instruments, as well as virtual events for members and an extensive archive of live performance videos.

 “Along with having a beautiful voice, Joey Weisenberg emits the warmth and welcome that makes a wonderful teacher. ” 

Frequently Asked Questions

For beginner musicians, the Guitar Basics course is the place to begin! There you can learn essential chords and concepts of Jewish roots music for guitar, and start to play communal favorites like “Lincoln’s Nigun.” Joey’s patient teaching method, gleaned from years of experience as a teacher, helps you to understand not just where to put your fingers, but how the music is working!

Another starting point is in the Drumming course which has a section that teaches “Basic Rhythms” for beginners.

If you’re not ready to delve into guitar playing and percussion and would rather start exploring this music with your voice, try the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, where Joey sings and teaches 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition, to get a foundational understanding of how this music works, and to begin to use melody as a spiritual practice on your own and in communal contexts.

Yes! Subscribers to Joey’s master class library get access to an extensive live performance archive with videos from album recording sessions and complete concerts with the Hadar Ensemble. Many of these videos are only available on this site.

In the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, Joey sings 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition.

The Torah of Music is another great video series to explore for music fans. This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about the musical-spiritual dreamscape of the Jewish tradition through stories and teachings. These videos are for inspiration rather than skill building. 

A subscription of $18 per month includes access to all courses (1,000+ videos) in the master class library, as well as periodic Zoom gatherings, recordings of all past webinars, an archive of live performance videos, and a community message board.

No long-term commitment is required. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

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