Micheal Sebulsky
Micheal Sebulsky

Micheal Sebulsky

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

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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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Zain A.
Feb 14, 2022
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I thought I knew how to play...until I started my lessons with Micheal. He taught me one extremely important lesson: keep it simple. He simplified guitar playing and music theory for me so much that I went from enjoying my playing to being fascinated by it. Amazing experience!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Classical • Jazz • Country • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jason B.
Dec 16, 2021
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I had my first lesson with Michael this past week and it was fantastic! Michael is a true expert and has a strong passion and amazing skill set of the guitar. I loved our first session and am continuing sessions with him. Highly recommended!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • 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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Joseph C.
Sep 8, 2021
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Michael clearly knows the guitar and music, but what causes him to stand out from the rest is that he known online instruction as well. I felt more connected with the concepts he taught than I ever did after any other virtual lesson, and actually, any in-person lesson.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • No, cannot read music • Electric • What the teacher recommends • Blues • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Julian S.
Aug 17, 2021
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I just finished my first lesson with Micheal this past weekend and I have to say I was very impressed with his knowledge of the guitar, music and music pedagogy as a whole. Micheal’s approach was very focused - I felt like I gained more insight into my technique in one lessor than I did in a month with other instructors, and I definitely am looking forward to future lessons with him.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Jazz • Rock • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My standard pricing is as follows: - one weekly, one hour private lesson - $60 With the lesson you also receive materials to help you practice, the option to record your lesson (for those of us with shorter memories than we would prefer) and the option to contact me with any questions in between lessons. You will also be signed up for my regular newsletter, which is a valuable resource full of free tips, tricks and basics for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. My studio also helps to connect guitarists with other musicians. So, if you are looking for people to 'jam' with, or perform with, my studio can help. I also have experience preparing high-school aged students for a college-level guitar program. Many of my students have graduated from some of the nation's most prestigious universities. And some are even working as professional musicians!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to start each new student with a one-on-one conversation. This way, each lesson can be tailored to fit the exact desires and needs of the student. Why are you choosing to learn guitar? What are your hopes and dreams with the instrument? Whether or not you want to 'rock out' in front of thousands, or enjoy a peaceful campfire with friends, I can help you reach your guitar dreams.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am currently pursuing my fifth and sixth degrees in music. I am currently a PhD candidate in music theory at the University of Oregon. In 2017 I earned a master's degree in Music Theory at the University of Colorado-Boulder, while teaching undergraduate music classes. I also have experience in public schools, and possess K-12 teacher certification. I have operated my own studio (and worked with other studios) for over fifteen years. I have also spent the past three years developing, launching and growing my online, private guitar lesson studio. My experience as a performer and student covers classical guitar, jazz, finger-style, Broadway musical 'reading' work, rock, country and other forms of popular music.

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