Micheal Sebulsky
Micheal Sebulsky

Micheal Sebulsky

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Introduction: Hello and thank you for considering me as your teacher! Are you looking to improve upon your abilities? Are you looking for motivation? Are you hoping to find a teacher who can provide a balance between discipline and fun? Are you looking to find a teacher who will teach you the music YOU want to learn? I have over 20 years teaching experience, working in many venues, including K-12 public schools, private lessons and university instruction. Currently, I am a Graduate Teaching Fellow in music theory at the University of Oregon, where I teach undergraduate music theory and ear training. I am also an experienced performer, having worked and toured with bands who are currently a part of the national country music scene, along with those who have established themselves in the Los Angeles music scene. I am also a classically trained guitarist. I have earned bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Guitar Performance. I hope to share my strong passion for the guitar and Music Theory with you, and assist you to reach all of your learning goals. For me, teaching is one of the most exciting aspects of my career, and I look forward to giving you all the tools you need to learn exactly what you wish. I love teaching! I have been interested in teaching since age 5, when I set up a small classroom in my parents' basement. Since then, I have been privileged to teach in three states, at the University of Colorado, and also to maintain my own private teaching studio. Teaching is not something that I look at as a stop-gap job - teaching is my main focus. I enjoy sharing the gift of guitar and music with my students, helping to assist each and every student to a new "ah ha" moment with each lesson, while propelling each student to reach their ultimate goals.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 175 times

Serves Lafayette, CO

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26 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Sean D.
4 weeks ago
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Micheal was absolutely incredible when it came to breaking down what I already knew and making it more digestible and formulaic moving forward. Ive been self taught until playing with Micheal and he did a superb job helping me realize how I was playing and why I was playing that way. Solid lesson plans and concrete goals also help tremendously when learning which he takes great care to provide. Definitely recommend for any self taught or aspiring guitar players. Very excited for my next sesh.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • What the teacher recommends • Classical • Jazz • Folk • Blues • Country • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Brek H.
May 8, 2023
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I am self taught in the guitar and gave wanted to actually grow my skills in guitar and I was a little worried about learning remotely. Micheal was very professional and fun on the first lesson and I learned more in a hour lesson then I have in over 8 months of YouTube videos. I've played more guitar in the past week then I have in the two years I've owned my guitar. An amazing value while making you feel comfortable about whatever level you are at. This is definitely not Michaels first rodeo (or concert?) because he had different camera angles available on zoom to show me exactly where we were working. He was also able to adjust some of my unbeknown bad habits by all the small details I couldn't find anywhere and making it a comfortable environment to learn. Excited for future lessons!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Dave B.
Apr 11, 2023
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Micheal is an excellent teacher. He is very sophisticated, knowledgable and skilled in the playing and teaching of guitar. He is also well prepared, is easy to interact with and understand and has great follow through. I considered several people, when I was looking for an instructor, Micheal wanted to talk before jumping into a trial lesson. I appreciated that he wanted to get a sense of where I am and what I want from playing guitar – unbeknownst to him, I am a septuagenarian retiree so my needs may not be “normal” for people just starting out with the guitar. After our discussion and before a trial lesson, he sent me a bunch of musical materials and asked me to comment on them so he could evaluate my progress to date. I did as he asked, and he responded with comments back to me. That exchange led to a very productive first lesson. I appreciate that Micheal is thoughtful about his teaching and that he comes prepared. This preparation greatly enriches the session. Micheal also communicates very directly and clearly. One of the things we focused on is the “death grip” of my left hand. He effectively communicated over Zoom how much pressure to put on the strings. He also provided some exercises to practice what he taught. I mentioned my age, but I did not mention that I have arthritis in my left hand. Micheal’s help has been invaluable. Finally, Micheal has a nice manner and a sense of humor that makes him easy and fun to interact with. He will not hesitate to correct things you might do less than perfectly, but he does so with some humor and context and in the spirit of helping. Lessons with Micheal will be both fun and effective. He will be an excellent long term partner for anyone at any level wanting to improve, whether you are a music major in college or an OG looking to pick up guitar in retirement. Totally recommend him – you can’t go wrong.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Stephen G.
Sep 16, 2022
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Just finished my first lesson with Michael. As a bass player and frustrated mostly self taught guitarist I found Michaels teaching style informative and engaging. He has a common sense approach to teaching and a sense of humor. He got me thinking about new ways to approach the guitar and how to approach it naturally. Looking forward to our next lesson and the ones to come after that.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Anthony C.
Apr 3, 2022
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First time try guitar lessons,and on zoom. After reading some other good reviews from Michael i was thinking about giving him a try. Michael had the most detailed response when it came to what my experience was to what i was interested in gaining out of lessons. Patient, knowledgeable, and simple. Ive only taken 1 lesson with him so far, but it was very enjoyable and I look forward to having more.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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