I am an exceptionally good teacher. I offer the most comprehensive lessons available. I am a full-time, professional teacher with over 29 years, and over 50,000 hours teaching experience. I teach in a very methodical and logical way, and I can help students reach their potential more quickly than anyone else. This saves a lot of money and frustration! Fundamentals and functional skills are emphasized. Students develop skills in a way that maximizes fun by learning songs they love. I am an expert song transcriber, and my scores are the easiest to read and the most accurate available. I can help everyone from beginners to touring professionals. Styles taught include: all rock, pop, alternative, blues, punk, folk and more. I also have the best equipped teaching studio in Phoenix. Tools include a comprehensive collection of professional equipment, and a master-quality production studio. Please see my websites for more information.
I love music.
"Michael Daniel is everything you'd ever want in a voice coach. If you're a beginner, he accepts you where you are without judgment and builds from there, giving you confidence every step of the way. He breaks down songs into elements you didn't even know existed, and teaches you how to sing effectively in a well-thought-out, methodical way that's also a lot of fun. It's amazing how fast you can start to see progress if you follow his instructions. I've been taking lessons from Michael for about seven months now. I appreciate his patience, his talent, his willingness to answer my questions, his sense of humor, and his total dedication to my musical education. I look forward to my lessons every single week!"
"My dream was to be able to play guitar like a rock star. A few years ago, I decided to give that a try. From the very beginning, I knew that I could never learn how to play guitar using those self-taught methods taught through books or videos. Michael Daniel was the first and the only guitar instructor I worked with. After our first meeting, I knew he was the right guy and there was no need for me to seek another. Michael is an extremely talented musician with a sincere interest in teaching. His lessons offer a cohesive and measurable program of study tailored to address the student’s weaknesses within the framework of their personal interests and objectives. In the six years I’ve been studying with Michael, I have never disappointed. I was a newbie when I first met him and didn’t even know how to hold a guitar correctly. In just few months, I was able to play one of the songs I brought to him. Along the way he had taught me everything from basic chords, to lead soloing techniques, to music theory that I can use to write my own music.Today, I have developed solid skills in both lead and rhythm playing, and is able to play different guitar parts from an incredible variety of song collections from those of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan to Zeppelin and many others. As far as I can tell, Michael is incredibly knowledgeable in virtually all aspects of the instrument, from technique to theory to song composition, and he knows how to teach to keep you engaged and excited about what you’re doing. He also has unbelievable ear hearing and can transcribe any song into a guitar tab for you to play with your favorite guitarists. Bottom line — if you think you need guitar lessons, come to visit Michael. He has helped to make my music dream come true. He can do the same to you too!"
I evaluate where the student is at with their instrument. The student receives an orientation packet in the first lesson. I make sure they have an organized lesson binder, and an adequate practice area. I make sure I undertand the desires for their lessons. I give them a vision for what they can achieve, and a time frame for doing so. I make sure we have an open communication going forward, and that we don't repeat anything that has not gone well with any lessons before. I go over a learning plan. The rest of the lesson is spent covering the fundaments and foundations necessary to move forward. Students receive homework for the first week.
I have taken thorough private lessons with some the top instructors, and I have over 29 years, and over 50,000 hours teaching experience.
Rates are between $30-55/hr depending on the instrument and how many lesssons are purchased.
Teaching guitar was my part time job in college.
I can help everyone from beginners to touring professionals, and people from all walks of life.
The majority of music teachers are extremely disorganized and haphazard in how they teach. Make sure the teacher is dedicated, and has a proven written plan to teach you what you need to know. If there is not a proven plan in writing, then you are going to waste your money.
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