Matt Michalski has 23 years of teaching experience, and 36 years as a performing musician. He is a guitar instructor who understands the needs of the beginning student as well as guitarist further along on their musical journey. He is committed to providing a strong foundation for future growth and understanding and truly gets that no 2 students are alike. Matt looks forward to serving those on their musical journey.
Every day is a new adventure, no 2 students are alike. I'm honored and privileged to serve my students.
Matt is a great guitarist and a wonderful teacher! I have been training with him for over two years now and he has been consistently making the learning experience fun and enjoyable. His vast knowledge of acoustics, passion for music and his dexterity makes him the best guitarist there is! He is my inspiration. I am glad I got him as coach right when I embarked on my journey of music.
Matt is like the super fun uncle with an unbelievable talent for music. My daughter started taking guitar lessons from him near her 8th birthday. She started with absolutely zero background to build on. Matt has been endlessly patient and upbeat. He manages to mesh a solid lesson in work-ethic with just the right dose of silly. Matt has been an inspiration, a role model, and a great coach.
First, I assess the technique and experience of the student.
Second, I provide a basic understand of the actual instrument such as the parts of the instrument, the differences in instruments.
Third, we play the instrument in a very basic way, such as a simple 3 note chord or simple exercise to ease the student into playing. We then talk about the experience, and I usually give the students two basic technique exercises to do as homework, which becomes part of an ongoing system of practice.
I've been teaching for 23 years, and a gigging professional musician for 35 years. I play Guitar, Bass, and sing. I'm also an audio tech/engineer with almost 2 decades of experience recording and doing Live sound.
As a rule of thumb, I'm usual $25 per half-hour. However, the pricing really depends on the student and their specific needs. I'm happy to have a detailed discussion about your budget.
I started teaching as a means to make some extra money and quickly realized I was having a great time helping students on their musical journey.
Mostly beginners, but I've had three students go on to study music formally at the college level, and have had many intermediate and advanced students as well.
Ask good questions during your search and interviewing process, the more detailed the better.
What do you want to do with your playing?
Why do you want to play?
Are you disciplined?