Rated 5 out of 5 by Margott Excellent quality of instruction!
I'm a 37-year-old drum student and I find this class very well organized. Mike comes to class very well prepared for each lesson and I don't feel that he goes too fast or too slow. The speed of the lesson is just perfect! I like being challenged and he does just that. At our 7th lesson, we started learning a song from my fave band, Guns n' Roses, and we're having so much fun!
I like very much that he has his own lessons printed for me to take home and practice. He is very good at writing down the "homework" for the week, which is pretty much what he feels I should practice on from what we have learned during the lesson. Everything he teaches prepares me for the next lesson.
In addition, one great thing about his studio is that I get to play on actual drums while he sits at another drum set in front of me, and via microphone and headsets, he teaches me the patterns. He is very enthusiastic about each lesson and I go home wanting to go straight to my drums and practice! No matter how tired I may be after a long day of work.
In every single aspect, the quality of instruction is excellent! I'm very glad to have found Mike on TakeLessons.com.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kleschka5 Great Teacher!
My son is 11 and takes Drum lessons from Mike. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son enjoys going to his lessons every week. We were lucky to find Mike.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by SianR Awesome Teacher - Definitely would recommend
Michael has been a great teacher to my 5-year old. My son and I both came to him with no experience with drums/music education and Michael was able to teach my son in a way that was fun and kept the attention of a 5 year old, while still being able to grasp the concepts and foundations of music. As a parent, I admired his enthusiasm and excitement of my son’s progression. He is very passionate about what he does and it is exemplified through his lessons. My son truly enjoys the lessons and even practices on his own throughout the week and this is definitely attributable to Michael’s instruction style and passion for his craft. I would absolutely recommend Michael as a teacher.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KFISH The lessons have definitely been worth while and fun.
I came to Mike with no prior experience in playing drums or reading music. Mike's teaching technique is easy to follow and he explains things in a manner that is easy to understand. Mike is very comfortable to study under and he is always so positive.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JerryS2 Mike is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and encourageing. He is friendly and pleasent to be around. I would recommend him.
July 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanC3 perfect fit
I was looking for a drum instructor that would fit my son's personality, foster an enjoyment of playing music. The goal was for my son to enjoy learning to play the drums. Take Lessons made it so easy to find the "perfect fit" for him. From the moment, my son met Michael, they hit it off! It has been amazing watching my son progress and so much fun watching him enjoy the drums. Michael has a natural gift for teaching. You can tell he loves what he does.
May 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeatherT Great Drum Teacher!
My 7 year old daughter loves her drum lessons with Michael. I love how patient and understanding he is with her. He always gives her appropriate feedback on what she needs to work on and gives her great praise when she does well. I would recommend him to anyone who is thinking of learning the drums.
March 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColetteN 10 Year Old Daughter- Future Rock Star!
Michael is an awesome teacher! He is patient, kind, gives clear instructions, models the technique, encourages and motivates. WOW! His studio is really cool too! He welcomes the whole family to sit in and observe the lessons.My daughter is catching on quickly and getting better with each lesson. We are so impressed with her progress and we attribute this to Michael. He established a comfortable rapport with her and uses his sense of humor to help her get through the tough exercises. He consistently gives positive praise and ends the lesson with a jam session and homework. He is very organized and follows structured lessons. Best of all, the entire experience is FUN!
May 27, 2011