BBMusic Lessons

BBMusic Lessons

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About this pro

I was born in Santa Rosa, Ca, & raised in Forestville, Ca. I’ve been playing music for 34 years and, I’ve been performing since I was 15 years old, and played drums in the high school jazz band. I’ve been teaching for 20+ years, I taught in Santa Rosa up until I moved to Tucson 11 years ago, where I now teach at Beavers Band Box. I graduated M.I.T. Musician Institute of Technology in Hollywood, Ca. in 1987. It was great learning and perfecting playing drums. I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years and bass guitar for 15 years. Now I’m currently writing instructional books and DVDs. What I have written and recorded so far, is a great guitar lesson for beginners on open power chords called Guitar Groove Master.The Tab Professor Series, great for the beginner guitar player, who wants to learn how to read guitar tabs and to perfect reading rhythm notation.

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Tucson, AZ 85741
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4 Reviews


  • Kelly

    Mike is a true pro and passionate about what he does. I liked that the zoom lesson can be recorded to review again at your leisure!!

  • Andrew Valles

    Since taking lessons I've seen myself improve as a guitar player and started developing a better ear. I was able to explore different areas of my music interest and picked up a little bit of the basics of the bass. My rhythm/timing has improved a lot as well.

  • edward taczanowsky

    mike is a patient teacher who customizes the lesson to your skill level. i cant say enough good things about him lucky to have him as my instructor. ive been with him over five years

  • Alfred undefined

    Mike is the best guitar teacher that help me accomplish my goal as a kid all the up to an adult I really recommend going to him because he can really help you get to what you want to achieve with any lesson you do!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Finding out exactly what they are interested in, and make sure they have fun learning!

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

I graduated from M.I.T in Los Angles California (music school).

Been playing Drums, Bass, and Guitar for 30 years!

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prices are:

$27 for 30 mins online lesson.

$40 for 60 mins online lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started in a music store called ( Stanroy Music Center) in Santa Rosa, California where I maintained 60 students a week.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students of all ages from 7 to 65!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There are 4 events where these students who stuck with lessons for least 7 years, now all have albums out. In some cases play better than me!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hang on your going to have lots of fun learning!! The time you put into your instrument is what you'll get out of it!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Your goals you have for yourself and your instrument!