Mike Lahey Music Lessons

Mike Lahey Music Lessons

4.5 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

I’m a Nashville-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter. I started playing guitar in high school and later majored in classical and jazz guitar at the University of Louisiana. I enjoy playing rock, jazz, and blues, and recently released my debut solo album. 

I’ve been successfully teaching private guitar lessons for over fifteen years with students from age five to sixty-five, varying in skill level. I’ve also taught at East Nashville High School the last two years, instructing over 150 students on guitar and bass, and last year recieved the Teacher of the Year Award from the Distinguished Professionals Education Institiute. It's a true joy watching my students grow in their love for and ability to play music!

Most students take a half-hour lesson once per week. I provide one-on-one instruction using music of the student’s choice, and they go home with new skills to practice. Students must have access to a guitar for practicing at home. I teach most of my current students in Nashville, but I am willing to travel or meet over Skype for lessons as well. I also offer a free half-hour introductory lesson.

Check out my website with playing examples and lesson info, then contact me to setup your FREE intro lesson!

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Mike

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Nashville, TN 37205
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2 Reviews

4.5

  • Jennifer Buckelew

    Mike Is very patient and encouraging.

  • Brittany

    "Mike is great at making sure my musical goals are met. He goes above and beyond, making the lessons comfortable and enjoyable, and he shows that he cares about his student's life, not just the music lessons."



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FAQs


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

We sit down and figure out your goals for the guitar, and choose songs that you love, which will motivate you to practice and learn!


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

I’m a Nashville-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter. I started playing guitar in high school and later majored in classical and jazz guitar at the University of Louisiana. I enjoy playing rock, jazz, and blues, and recently started recording my debut solo album. 

I’ve been successfully teaching private guitar lessons for over fifteen years with students from age five to sixty-five, varying in skill level. I’ve also taught at East Nashville High School the last two years, instructing over 150 students on guitar and bass, and last year recieved the Goss/Fisher Excellence in Teaching Award from the Distinguished Professionals Education Institiute. It's a true joy watching my students grow in their love for and ability to play music!


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

I offer a FREE introductory lesson, and after that it's only $30 a lesson. 


How did you get started teaching?

My professor in college was teaching at a conservatory over the summer, and when school started back up in the fall, he asked if I wanted to take over his students. It was diffiicult at first but I learned pretty quickly, and now I've been successfully teaching for over 15 years!


What types of students have you worked with?

I've taught all ages, starting as young as 5. The younger students do especially well if the parents can sit in the lesson and guide their practice during the week. Ten years and up are generally self-motivated, and love learning their favorite songs off the radio. High schoolers and college students tend to be more serious and have a higher degree of skill. I've helped some students audition for college with great success! Adults have many different desires, from as simple as strumming some songs to sing to their children, to learning how to play lead guitar so that they can make more money as a professional musician. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently played a show in NYC to over 200 people. I was able to share stories of my dating life, engagement, and recent marriage, and intertwine them with songs pertaining to each situation. It was wonderful connecting with the audience and encouraging them in their hope for finding the right person.


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

Look for a teacher who is patient, knowledgeable, and willing to work with you to achieve YOUR goals.


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

1) Why do you want to play music?

2) Playing music is a lot of fun. Are you willing to put in the hard work necessary to grow as a musician and make it even more enjoyable?