Michael Braun, Guitarist

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3 reviews
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  • Alexander G.

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    I started taking guitar lessons with Mike last year, as a beginner. Over the eight months I've been playing, I've noticed major improvements in my technique. Mike has taught me everything from new chords and scales to fingerstyle and flatpicking. He uses a blend of exercises and guided practice to help you grasp the material, and will show you ways to learn and play various songs of your choosing. Additionally, I have a much greater understanding of musical theory as a result of my lessons (arpeggios, cadences, rhythm, the ability to read music, etc.). I should mention that Mike is patient, flexible, and accommodating...traits that I really appreciate, given the fact that I'm a working adult and have many other demands on my time. All in all, Mike's a great teacher and I highly recommend him.

    May 12, 2013Verified
  • Jan V.

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    Initial experience is great. Friendly. Competent. Accommodating.

    Jul 12, 2012Verified

About this pro

I provide guitar lessons, specializing in classical guitar. I offer one-on-one weekly lessons to help you in your musical pursuit, whether you are a new beginner to the guitar, or an experienced player. I graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, and greatly enjoy passing on the knowledge I've received on to others. You will find my teaching style patient and fun, yet professional and with your best interests in mind. My goals include teaching proper technique, musicality and ultimately, a love for the guitar.

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Location

San Jose, CA 95129

Q & A

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?
    My parents were both school teachers, and people often joked how I would become a teacher too. I vehemently said 'no way!', but I guess I didn't realize teaching guitar would be so much fun! I definitely have the 'teach others' gene passed down from my parents - I love seeing people go from not being able to do or understand something, and then being helped along to the point where they CAN!
  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
    Shop around - don't necessarily settle for the first teacher you find. There needs to be a good chemistry between you and your teacher, helping ensure that you have a positive learning experience.

Business hours

Pacific Time Zone
SundayClosed
Monday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Friday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Coverage Area for Michael Braun, Guitarist is about 30+ miles of San Jose, CA.