Strausbaugh Guitar

Strausbaugh Guitar

5.0 (1)
4 hires on
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

Hi! My name is Mike Strausbaugh, and if you Google me, you'll see I'm a 'Guitar Teacher in Denver, Colorado.'

Inaccurate and incomplete, but it'll have to do. I prefer Music Mentor. I have been dubbed a 'Guitar Guru,' and that was pretty cool.

Bold, I know, but here are my quick stats...

  • Master of Music, Classical Guitar, Univ. of Missouri

  • Master of Music, Music Composition, Univ. of Missouri

  • Master of Music, Jazz Studies, Univ. of Missouri

  • Professor/Music faculty, MSU Denver/DIME

  • Performer/Lead, Sound of the Rockies, Award-Winning Barbershop Chorus

  • crazy amounts of sincere praise and hugs from clients and friends

  • Awesome and fun dude, Last Name Guy, wants to pet your animal very much

  • Countless solo gigs, and with metal bands, jazz combos, chamber music ensembles, jazz big bands, orchestra, bluegrass bands, etc...

  • a million cool musical experiences around the world!

Everything! I'm a Teacher who loves teaching Music, so how can I NOT?! Watching 'guitar players' blossom as 'musicians,' seeing those 'light bulb/a-ha!' moments happen every day, developing real relationships with clients with whom I work for YEARS....I LOVE teaching Music and Guitar! 

Isn't that the sort of Teacher you want? The sort of Mentor you DESERVE?

Yeah, I am! 

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Denver, CO 80260
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1 Review


  • Laura Evans

    Mike is awesome, very high energy and enthusiastic, I'm enjoying every class and it's worth the drive up to Thornton!

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

Every first lesson is unique! We all learn differently, and this is a chance for me to see where you are musically. If you're a brand-new guitarist (and congratulations!), I'll start you with basics, with an eye on how to get you playing music you want to learn, too. If you've got experience with guitar, we'll discover what's working and what's not, and we'll go from there!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • 30+ years of consistent musical growth through experience and education
  • Master of Music, Classical Guitar
  • Master of Music, Composition
  • Master of Music, Jazz Studies
  • Professor/Music faculty - MSU Denver/DIME
  • 20+ years teaching experience
  • Countless gigs solo, and with metal bands, jazz combos, chamber music ensembles, jazz big bands, orchestra, bluegrass bands, etc...

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

- Pay Monthly

- $65/lesson

- Private Instruction

- 60 Minute In-Depth Session

- Comfortable, Relaxed Atmosphere