Name: Luke M.
Ages Taught: All Ages
Upper Canada College (High School Degree in the International Baccalaureate Program)
Musician’s Institute (Completed Two Consecutive Summer Programs)
Berklee College of Music (Cum Laude - Undergraduate College Degree)
Steadily held between 6 – 10 students a week since 2011
Currently works for "Musika" Online Lessons Company since 2012
Currently works for "Melody School of Music" since 2012
Most importantly, the lessons are always based around what YOU want to get out of them. If you need direction, I am more than happy to provide it but it makes me happiest to teach you whatever it is you want to be learning. This will ensure that lessons are always interesting and fun for you. The second most important aspect of my teaching philosophy is “what you get out of lessons is based on what you put into them.” In other words, how effective your growth as a guitarist will be is entirely dependent on you. I will assign you the work on a week-to-week basis and if you study and practice what I give you, you will see progress. I promise. Finally, do not ever get discouraged if an aspect of your playing takes more time to master than you expected. Coming from someone who took lessons for 8 years and then went to Berklee College of Music, you must understand that nothing in the mastering of a craft happens over night and that is true for everyone. Always remain driven and keep practicing and you will achieve your goals.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back and am more than happy to give you to direction but I prefer to design a specific lesson plan based around you and your goals, no one student is the same to me. As both a music school educated musician and a professional touring, performing and writing veteran, I believe I can give you the best of both worlds.
- Important supplies needed to enhance lesson experience
- String name memorization/Tuning the guitar
- Note identification
- Chords (open, bar, triads, 7th, advanced 7th)
- Comping (ability to tastefully play chords behind a melody or soloist)
- Scales (Pentatonic, Blues, Major, Minor, Altered, Modes)
- Technical Abilities (palm muting, bending, trills, hammer ons etc)
- POP/Rock/Blues Song Composition
- Reading/Writing Music Notation
- Slide Guitar Playing
- Guitar Gear/Tone Advice
- Playing with or "feeding" off of other players in a live, performance setting
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide everything...guitar, cables, amps, music stands, notation paper, tab paper, pencils, tuners, metronomes however it's preferred that they play their own guitar
*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Funk, Jam, Folk, Acoustic, Country/Bluegrass, Jazz, R n B
· Guitar ·
I was very fortunate to meet Luke Mulholland when he lived in Boston a couple of years ago. I was new to the guitar, and had taken lessons from some uninspiring instructors. Being a bit older, and also a beginner, I often felt uncomfortable, or intimidated by taking lessons. I quickly realized, that many instructors, although very good players, lack the skill, discipline and patience required to be a good teacher. I was looking for an âupgradeâ, and thankfully found one in Luke!
After meeting Luke for the first time, I was impressed by his talent, musical background & education, and his musical accomplishments. For a young man, he clearly had a plan for his music, and his career. He demonstrated a passion, focus, confidence, and commitment to his craft well beyond his years. Our first lesson went great, as Luke was very disarming, down to earth, and is one of the nicer, laid back people you will ever meet. He asked me what I knew (which was very little), what type of music I liked, and what I hoped to learn. He quickly developed a progressive plan tailored to my ability, and to help me achieve my goals. What I admired, and appreciated the most from Luke during our lessons was that he; stayed on point, stuck with the plan, would challenge me each week, and always encouraged me along the way. It would be obvious if I had not practiced enough in a particular week, but rather than get upset, Luke could always find something positive to point out in my playing to show progress. Lessons were actually fun, and I looked forward to attending each week. I was so confident in Lukeâs ability to teach, that I recommended him to several friends in Boston. I am thankful that Luke has stayed in touch with me since his move âWestâ. This validates what I already knew about himâ¦he is genuine. What other instructor would call you from 3,000 miles away to see how you are doing, and make sure you were still practicing!
Luke is a well qualified to teach guitar, and his ability to âconnectâ with his students is certainly something that should not be overlooked when looking for a premier instructor. If you are looking for a true music professional to teach you, or your child, I would highly recommend Luke Mulholland, and ask that you give him ever consideration.
You will not be disappointed.