- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 1988
My Wife & I Both have Masters Degrees from Central Michigan Univ. I am an Air Force Veteran.
My Wife helps me teach in the program and is an adviser for the Female program.
Two deep leadership at all times and parents have waiting areas visible to classes. I love guitar and playing music, I think I have taught so long I would not know what to do without a music/teaching career. I have made a living playing guitar for 25 years.
*** Lesson Details ***
I have been a music teacher so long I have become very simplistic. I teach the following:
(1) To practically play while having fun (4 locations to choose).
(2) Music Theory.
(3) Playing by ear.
(4) Leadership Skills. I am still having a great time teaching, so we do it a lot. I love to teach and enjoy it very much, I owe a lot to my music career and want to pass it on. We are in Rotary and support many community activities.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have - 4 Professional teaching studios - that are in nice locations.
I really enjoy my job and have a lot of great equipment; we work hard, but have a lot of fun too.
*** Travel Equipment ***
(1) Respectfully what is reasonable. I am a full time musician, I am flexible and happy - we can work these things out.
(We have a lot of equipment, I am very thankful). We have very good business relationships in the community.
I appreciate my job.
*** Specialties ***
(1) Group interactive method based on theory.
(2) Students show leadership in their own program.
(3) Students work with me (instructor) on Lesson Plans.
(4) Students pick out material they want to study.
(5) Students work on (ear training) and reading music.
Manager and Music Instructor. Manage all aspects of the business for over 30 years. I have worked for the same company and I am very thank full.
D.S.S. Oscoda, MI. (D.S.S) Board Memeber
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Mike is a great guy who thru knows how to motivate and nurture talents buried deep inside.He shows genuine interest in helping his students reach their goals.
Good first lesson. Truly felt my instructor was trying to understand my goals and guage my current skills and ability to learn at what pace.
My name is Ronald S. At the age of 9, I started playing the guitar for my Father's Gospel Group who is a great Gospel D.J. (Big Clyde). Through the years I have taken several guitar courses from several instructors. In the last seven months I have taken instructions from Mr. Christian, I have excelled further and have learned more than all my other adventures.
Micheal's business based environment in an open studio type classroom is a must. In Micheal's unique style of teaching you not only learn to play the guitar, but he also instructs you in song with a spirit of being well satisfied.
As shoppers pass through the store they enjoy the sounds of students playing their guitars following the guidance of Mr. Christian. This also gives his students a chance to perform in front of other people giving them a finer definitions for the art of music. If you are looking for a music instructor, one who focuses in on your difficult areas and searches for improvement to make you the best musician possible in all areas, or if you are just looking to learn and have lots of fun, then Mr. Christian is your contact. Please visit him at one of his jam sessions..
In April of this year, I retained Michael to instruct my 13 year old daughter, Jennifer, in guitar lessons. I was quite impressed with Mr. Michael right from the beginning.
Since I knew nothing about guitars, I had no idea what type of guitar to purchase for Jennifer. Mr. Christian offered on his own time to go with us to help in the purchase of the guitar. He kept in mind what we could afford and the quality of the guitars, it was very reassuring to know that he was looking out for our welfare and to be able trust him.
I am very impressed with the progress Jennifer has made in playing the guitar. She looked forward to her lessons with Mike. She looked forward to her lessons with Mike. He made the lessons interesting and "fun". Mike not only taught her to play the guitar but also how to read music and understand it.
Mike is a very kind, moral, talented young man and I recommend him highly. We are sorry to see him leave, however, our loss is your gain.
The most enjoyable lessons I have every had!!! These instructors know how to teach guitar and lead guitar. We are having a lot of fun and learning a lot too!!! The Mooresville location is great!!! Thank you Rachel & Michael for your dedication to guitar.+ Read More
The best teacher that I had in over 30 years
Rachel & Michael Christian are the best instructors I have ever studied under. They make learning fun, I thank both of them. I really enjoy lessons!!!
Michael Christian is a great guitar instructor. He helped me learn to to play guitar and apply music theory to my learning. Not only that he has a program that he has developed over the past 30 years to help students succeed and be successful musicians. I learned to play guitar and now rely on the guitar for my income. He rocks!+ Read More
Michael has been a great teacher,always positive and encouraging.
great teacher! very talented, very impressive and also made us feel comfortable. loved the 1st meeting & lesson!
Michael is an exceptionaly talented musician, as well as a wonderful mentor who has taught so many students and enriched their lives. He has students with only 2 yrs of experience who sound as if they have been playing for 20 years! What a Role Model!!! With a lifetime of experience under his belt, Michael has mastered music and recording. He will help you; It really doesn't get any better than that. I am a reporter for a good paper. I wrote this about Michael after an interview. Michael and his band had the placed packed, all ages, and everyone insisted on being as close to the music as humanly possible. Michael works as a guitar instructor and runs several studios. Michael is truly a "gifted guitar player" and his vocals are just as nice and polished. The Next time this gifted musician and band rolls into town check him out.+ Read More
So far , my daughter loves them ! They are very nice and Their experience shows ! They make her feel comfortable and she is learning fast ! Would love to keep the lessons going ...
# 1. Best guitar player ever!!!!! Best wife too!!!!!
"Very kind and attentive guitar instructor, Mr. Christian has taught a lot of students and loves guitar". I Recommend this Professional Musician to anyone.
Great Instruction and team effort with Michael and Rachel. Great Guitar players and mentors.
Best Instructor ever and loyal.