Michael Laster
Michael Laster

Michael Laster

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Introduction: Taking a collaborative approach, I steer lessons towards whatever the student's musical goals are while moving at a pace that's comfortable. I create learning resources for my students, (tablature, leadsheets, visual examples of theory etc.) in addition to learning their preferred songs during my free time, so no part of the lesson is wasted. I love answering questions as to why certain things work musically and others don't, and seeing light bulbs go off in the student's mind once they reach a personal breakthrough.
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Hired 34 times

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7 years in business

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2017

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

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Madeline l.
Sep 17, 2021
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I’m 25, work fulltime, and have some extremely rusty background in music and a few years of self-taught guitar experience. I reached out to Mike for lessons because I wanted some real guidance and structure to lean in to my playing a bit more. Mike has been so flexible with scheduling around my work, brings thoughtful materials to each lesson and has been focusing on styles and artists that match my goals. My practicing has been so much more productive and skill-focused, and I’m a more confident player in just a few months- wish I started with Mike years ago!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • What the teacher recommends • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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Robbi j.
Aug 1, 2022
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Michael has been a great guitar mentor and we will continue to work with him. HIGHLY recommend.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Nisha P.
Sep 3, 2019
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Michael gave me an introductory lesson to guitar. He was patient and brought handouts for me as part of his lesson plan. Together, we discussed how I could achieve my goals and play the songs that I want to learn. I’m confident that I can learn how to play under his guidance and direction. Thanks Michael!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Zarah M.
Sep 30, 2016
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Micheal is teaching my kids to play the guitar. His approach of teaching them by getting down to their level is amazing. My kids love learning from him and look forward to his lessons every week. Hiring him to teach my kids was the best decision I made.
Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
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Stephanie K.
Mar 4, 2018
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Michael is an attentive and highly knowledgeable teacher. He knows the fretboard like the back of his hand and he knows how to share his deep musical understanding so that learning is all active. It’s encouraging when you can play together and make a great sound, and he always gives the opportunity to do this. Furthermore, he's a great guy to boot, with whom I can discuss music theory, culture, etc. I give him the highest recommendation. You will not be disappointed with him as guitar teacher ! - Adrian, high school student

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No, cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Acoustic • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Willing to work around teacher's schedule • Conducting initial research • The guitar teacher travels to me

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