|Monday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.|
Michael Braun, Guitarist
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
Initial experience is great. Friendly. Competent. Accommodating.Jul 12, 2012Verified
About this pro
Times hired on Thumbtack4
LocationSan 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.