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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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Hired 108 times

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23 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

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

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Karalyn J.

Guitar Lessons

Micheal is an absolutely fantastic teacher who comes with my highest recommendation! Before working with Micheal, I considered myself a mid-level beginner, somewhat functional guitar player with a strong background in music theory and other instruments (I'm a college music major). After about 6 (very enjoyable) months with Micheal, I have gained valuable technical skills, fun, interesting, and varied repertoire to practice, and a newfound love for the guitar. He has tailored our lessons to fit my goals, interests, and background, and every lesson features much learning and laughing! If you're looking for a guitar teacher with an endless stream of knowledge who will help you reach your individual goals (while having tons of fun along the way), look no further!
Mar 28, 2021
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Quincy T.

Guitar Lessons

My first lesson with Michael was, in a word, transformative. I am genuinely looking forward to future lessons. As a not-so-new player that remains a beginner overall, I was surprised to find that in one hour Michael fundamentally changed the way I view my technique. How often does that happen?! My only hesitance at first was the digital nature of the lessons. I thought it would be a real obstacle for me, but Michael made excellent use of time and engaged me with strong, open-ended questions that made me think. An excellent choice for any guitarist seeking to not only be a better player but change cornerstone perceptions of their guitar playing.
Jun 22, 2020
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Sal D.

Guitar Lessons

Phenomenal guitar teacher who is extremely genuine about his work with you. Michael also makes a lesson plan that suits your needs, and the best part is he goes at your learning pace, not rushing you into anything you aren’t ready for. He has also inspired me to want to play the guitar even after just one lesson. Highly recommend!
Apr 19, 2020
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Arthur Z.

Guitar Lessons

Micheal is an excellent guitar instructor! He really took the time to understand my goals and thoroughly answer the countless questions I had during our lesson. He's taught me proper fundamental playing technique, provided a clear plan for what we're going to work on, and gave me small assignments for things to practice individually. He responds to emails punctually and is very accommodating of my schedule. I highly recommend him!
Apr 15, 2020
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Tanner S.

Guitar Lessons

I opted against taking lessons last minute (nothing against micheal), but Micheal was very professional over the phone and definitely sounded like he knew his stuff. I will gladly sign up with him in the future if i feel i need it
Dec 19, 2020
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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, 30 minute private lesson - $30 - one weekly, one hour private lesson - $50 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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