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18 years in business
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12:00 a.m. to midnight
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Guitar theory lessons. Mike is a very knowledgeable musician with a lot of patience and a knack for explaining thing in several different ways so as you can grasp the concept of what is being studied. He's very friendly and makes you comfortable while learning what he's teaching you.Oct 19, 2016
Mike is an awesome guitar teacher. He explains theory and techniques in a way that is easy to understand and always provides notation to support each lesson. He'll often go the extra mile and provide a video recap of lessons, which really helps to reinforce the lesson while practicing. He also does a great job balancing the more rigorous parts of learning guitar, like scales or theory, with more fun exercises, such as learning a song. I've taken lessons from teachers in the past, but Mike is the only one whose teaching methods have worked for me.Oct 18, 2016
I take lessons from Mike every Thursday for an hour on Skype. It is an efficient use of my time, and he is the most articulate and helpful guitar teacher I have ever had. This experience has been awesome for me! He has numerous ways to present the different material that we are going over, clearly he's thoroughly trained, but can translate into my level of understanding.Oct 18, 2016
I have been taking lessons with Mike for about 3 months now and he is fantastic. He understands my goals and what I want to get out of my guitar playing and tailors our lessons to meet those goals. My playing has improved a lot and I really enjoy working with him. Two thumbs up and I highly recommend Mike to others who are looking to learn how to play or better their skills.Oct 18, 2016
If you're looking for a great guitar teacher, look no further: Mike is the best. He has a relaxed way about him which makes kids & adults alike feel at ease learning guitar. I was amazed at what my son learned & retained so quickly & easily under Mike's direction. I am a singer/songwriter and my then-6-year-old was finger-picking, reading music, and on his way to out-playing me after a few lessons with Mike. Techniques, tips, encouragement, rapport, song selection...whatever the combination was that Mike used when teaching my son...it worked! My son (now 13) looks back at videos of himself playing and is in awe of what he was able to do back then. But Mike isn't just a teacher for beginners...no, he is not. The dude can PLAY. SERIOUSLY. As in I needed a professional guitarist for a recording project and Mike totally rocked it. Song after song after song. He knows his instrument & music theory like you know how to breathe. It's effortless. And what's more, he gets along well with others. No ego. No attitude. He knows what he's talking about yet he's down-to-earth and wants to share his knowledge with those who want to learn without him being pushy or annoying about it. Excellent human being. Outstanding teacher. I highly recommend him.Mar 30, 2016
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I usually will start by asking a few questions to get to know you. Your interests and goals, things like that.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I trained at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, Ca. with some of the best and most influential musicians in the music industry. I’ve written, produced, mixed and mastered 100s of songs in many genres. I’ve been performing for over two decades and teaching for close to 15 years.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Early on people would ask me at shows if I teach and so I started giving lessons and I found out that I had a knack for is so it really stuck.