Mike Dugan Guitar Lessons

Mike Dugan Guitar Lessons

5.0 (6)
2 employees
43 years in business

About this pro

You don't have to read music or tab. If you are a beginner, you will play your first song at your first lesson.

You will learn to improvise and take a solo on any song.

Mike Dugan used to sit in with the legendary Les Paul in NYC.

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Allentown, PA 18103
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6 Reviews


  • Paul Johnston

    Mike is a great instructor. His depth of experience and mastery of music theory combined with his patience and ability to clearly explain whatever lesson he's teaching makes for a very rewarding learning experience.

  • Don Hoffman

    I've been playing guitar since the late seventies and I'm always on the quest to learn because the learning never ends. I came to Mike Dugan through his workshops at the Fab Lab at Northampton Community College. What I value most about Mike's teaching is that he focuses on helping students understand music theory as it applies to guitar, not just tablature or scales. Mike's teaching instills the perspective that if you understand the chord structure of a song, then you'll know what's available scale wise at any point in the song, to use for playing accents, riffs, and solos. After decades of playing, even as a "front man" and "lead guitar player" and a two album recording artist, I still had a lot of holes in my understanding of guitar playing. Mike's teaching has literally changed my life as a guitarist, and I'd recommend that anyone, from beginner to seasoned troubadour give Mike's lessons a try. You won't regret it!

  • Brian Case

    I attended Mikes workshops in Bethlehem and was always pleased with the progress I made.Mike is a great well rounded guitarist.He's also a great teacher.

  • B. Lewis

    Mike is an awesome blues guitar teacher. He works with you to determine what you need to advance to the next level. Would definitely recommend him to any level guitar player.

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

I teach them the language of guitar so that we can have a conversation.

I get them playing right away no matter what level they are on.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I been teaching for over 30 years and have developed my own method.

I know what works.

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

Yes $50 an hour at my studio.

$60 an hour at your house within 10 miles.

How did you get started teaching?

People saw me play live and asked me to teach them.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, men and women, girls and boys, beginners and advanced, professional and amateur.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Performing at Musikfest.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Call them on the phone or email with questions and see if they make sense to you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How do we get started?

Do you use a book?

Can I learn songs that I pick?

Can you teach me how to solo?

What teaching materials do you use?

Lessons offered