My teaching approach:
My music journey began in Quebec Canada, when I was 10 years old. My mom gave me my first guitar lesson. She did however notice that i would be needing a better teacher soon. So after a few months of bugging her for lessons she gave in and i started my guitar journey. When i began learning the instrument was too big for me, but i soon grew into it . After about 6 months they decided that i was serious enough about the instrument so they accepted to get me the electric guitar i wanted .It was a bright red Yamaha and really cool. I was in love with it. From then on i always stayed real close the instrument, i practiced almost every day, but not always what the teacher wanted but i was having fun with the instrument. Thatâ€™s one thing i try to incorporate in my private lessons, learning music takes time and thereâ€™s a lot of exercises that can be quit boring to practice. For these reasons i try to keep everything fun and different .I mix a lot of concepts into simple scales practicing to avoid boring the student .For me it will always be about melody, and even the technical aspect of playing (building chops) must include melody . After high school i decided i wanted to be a musician so i took music in college. This was all in Quebec Canada my schooling was all done in French .And i enjoyed everything about College. In Canada the summers are short and winters real long so there was always plenty of time to practice. Thatâ€™s where i discovered the blues and felt in love with it , all the big names, like BB King , Eric Clapton , Stevie Ray Vaughan ,Albert Collins ,Robert Cray . I was amazed at how these musicians could communicate with their instrument. I could feel the emotions coming from every note or every bars sung .From then on I was completely hooked on blues, and i learned greatly from it. Afterwordâ€™s i discovered Jazz and the same things happened. A little latter i started to learn bass guitar and then drums two instruments that i now both love. The more instruments you can learn the better. You will gain more perspective when listening to songs or Jazz standards. You get a different view and a lot more vocabulary when it comes to improvising and writing music. It also becomes easier to teach music, easier to explain it. So i always encourage my students to explore others paths in their musical journey. These days i try to perform live as much as i can. I sing and play blues funk music with a trio. I love writing so it makes it a necessity to also perform. You can hear my work on my website www.MikeGuitarColeman.com Iâ€™m looking forward to get to know you soon Michael Guitar ColemanMy influences are:
BB king , Robert Cray , Albert Collins, Muddy Waters,My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:
Austin Bazaar music center /school 2306 W. Howard Lane, Austin, TX. & students home upon requestGuitar Techniques:
Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide GuitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
With every new student i always start off with a friendly conversation to get to know him or her and his or her goals with these lessons , i will then put together a personalized class to achieve them one by one we will then set a time frame to get there ... all my student become friends. i will always try to be there for them if they ever need me ?A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
With every new student i always start off with a friendly conversation to get to know him or her and his or her goals with these lessons , i will then put together a personalized class to achieve them one by one we will then set a time frame to get there ... all my student become friends. i will always try to be there for them if they ever need me ?