I’ve been a private teacher for over 10 years and the one main ingredient I’ve leanred to be successful is adapting to each and every student individually. It’s all chords and notes. I aim to get every student there by musical taste, whether it’s Classic Rock or Taylor Swift. I’ve taught well over a hundred students and it’s all about relating. No bring books. Just learning the songs you love. Simple.
I love the challenge and ever changing environment of every student unique tastes. The guitar is a very special instrument and calls us in different ways. As somebody that’s studied many styles, I aim to tap into my knowledge and experience to help meet what a student is after.
Starting out as an adult beginner guitar player, Mike made it easy for me to learn how to play the songs I love. That made it more enjoyable to practice. Over the years, my ability improved enough for me to play with my Praise Band at church. I highly recommend Mike as a superb Guitar instructor.
My son has taken lessons with a few other instructors, but they cannot compare with Mike. Mike is professional, always on time, a great communicator, and he really engages with my son. He plays music that is relevant, and Mike is patient and makes the most of the time. My son looks forward to each week with Mike, and we could not be happier with Mike as an instructor. We highly recommend Mike, if you are looking for someone.
Mike was always communicative, prompt and polite. He was always accommodating. What I liked best is that he really connected with my son and was always very supportive of him. Above all, he is a talented guitarist and helped my son become much more proficient and skilled.
Mike isn’t like other guitar teachers, he takes the time to get to know each of his students on a personal level and he lets you choose what you want to play, he never makes you play something you don’t want to. He’s An amazing player, I was with him for about 4 years and he taught me so much, he helped me reach my full potential and he always keeps it fresh and exciting. Doesn’t get much better.
I start by getting to know a student in the first lesson and learning their musical tastes. This is key.
Immeditely I begin by teaching songs and styles based on their interests.
Every lesson recaps previous material, new structure and technique and most importantly full play alongs with songs.
Always adapting, never boring.
Over 10 years reaching private lessons. 28 years playing and live experience. Associates Degree from Full Sail University with a major passion and study in Music Theory.