Strausbaugh Guitar Studio

Strausbaugh Guitar Studio

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

About this pro

So, what are lessons like?Thorough. Relaxed. A Riot. Interactive. Explorative. Snazzy. Shreddy. Rad.

I've worked one-on-one with hundreds of people, young and old, and I've instructed just as many university-level undergrad students in jazz improvisation, classical guitar, music theory, and composition. Like them, you'll be working with a 'mentor'-minded chap with a wicked wit who truly digs sharing the guitar with you. Regardless of how wonderfully your teacher plays, it doesn't mean a thing if they can't effectively explain and demonstrate, and adapt, if necessary. Isn't that the guy you want in your corner?! Gotta be able to relate, son! 

Your lesson is also an hour, for several reasons. First, experience tells me 30 minutes isn't enough time to really delve into what we need to. Also, a big part of my style derives simply from hanging out with you and learning how best to teach you.

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Denver, CO 80241
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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
  • 10+ years private guitar teaching
  • University-level instruction of undergrad-level classical and jazz guitar players; as well as freshman- and sophomore-level theory and composition
  • 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