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Michael B.
Brighton, Michigan
Acoustic or Electric. Steel string or nylon.
About Michael B.

I am a guitarist of over 20 years and have played an instrument since I was six years old. I went to college for jazz and classical guitar to expand upon my rock and blues influence. Having first taken piano lessons at six years old, I added tenor saxophone at 10, and guitar at 14. I have 20 years of playing live in a band or for theater work. I believe a musician can learn from all instruments and I try to not just teach guitar, but music.  *** Lesson Details *** I am disciplined but fun. Music shouldn't have to be a chore. It should be a chance to challenge yourself and see what you might be capable of with a little work. I use Berklee instructional books and the Guitar Grimoire as a foundation, but try to incorporate what each student listens to. After six months, a student will be able to play some scales, arpeggios and chords (maybe even a song or two they like.) *** Studio Equipment *** Pro Tools 10, Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2, mics, instruments, etc... *** Travel Equipment *** I'll provide instrument, music stand and amp if needed. students will provide instrument and willingness to work and learn. *** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz using chord voices and walking basslines underneath, but also love playing rock and country. I have read/played Spanish charts and Classical music. Also, I play in various cover bands that utilize blues, pop music and pentatonic scales. In addition, I play theater gigs which allows me to play all styles from jazz to broadway to rock.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Bachelors Degree Jazz Theory (Guitar Performance)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Michael B.
Brighton, Michigan
Acoustic or Electric. Steel string or nylon.
About Michael B.

I am a guitarist of over 20 years and have played an instrument since I was six years old. I went to college for jazz and classical guitar to expand upon my rock and blues influence. Having first taken piano lessons at six years old, I added tenor saxophone at 10, and guitar at 14. I have 20 years of playing live in a band or for theater work. I believe a musician can learn from all instruments and I try to not just teach guitar, but music.  *** Lesson Details *** I am disciplined but fun. Music shouldn't have to be a chore. It should be a chance to challenge yourself and see what you might be capable of with a little work. I use Berklee instructional books and the Guitar Grimoire as a foundation, but try to incorporate what each student listens to. After six months, a student will be able to play some scales, arpeggios and chords (maybe even a song or two they like.) *** Studio Equipment *** Pro Tools 10, Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2, mics, instruments, etc... *** Travel Equipment *** I'll provide instrument, music stand and amp if needed. students will provide instrument and willingness to work and learn. *** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz using chord voices and walking basslines underneath, but also love playing rock and country. I have read/played Spanish charts and Classical music. Also, I play in various cover bands that utilize blues, pop music and pentatonic scales. In addition, I play theater gigs which allows me to play all styles from jazz to broadway to rock.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Bachelors Degree Jazz Theory (Guitar Performance)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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May 2003 - Present
Self-Employed
Bachelors Degree Jazz Theory (Guitar Performance)
Aug 2001 - May 2003
Wayne State University
English
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