Michael Gabriel

Michael G.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teacher of 13 years, I've taught over 1000 students at this point. My first job was in a music store, I quickly gravitated towards teaching, and I've been doing it ever since. Whether you want to reproduce cherished songs, understand music and the guitar on a deeper level, or use the instrument as a way to explore who "you" are, I believe I can help you.

While I'm capable of teaching all levels and most styles, I have the most experience in the various forms of rock and metal. I believe that I am a very adaptable teacher, being that I am comfortable taking a gentler "guiding" approach with a student who wants the freedom to take each lesson a different direction, or taking a more rigid curriculum-grounded approach for a student who enjoys structure and continuity.

In any case, I'd say my greatest virtue as a teacher is the understanding that the study of music is a highly individual endeavor. As an art form, it leverages so many aspects of our personality and identity as human beings that to pursue it is, in essence, an exercise in self-awareness. Because of this, I feel it's important, as a teacher, to be able to adapt one's lessons to the needs of each student.

About Michael G.

I've been teaching students of varying levels and interests for 13 years. Prior to 2020, I was teaching in reputable brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Hector A.
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I have been taking lessons with Michael for over a year now and always looks forward to our weekly session. Every lesson I've had with him has been fun, engaging and informative. He always comes prepared every week tailoring his lessons to help you reach your personal goals. Michael is an instructor with great patience and a deep understanding of music. He is perceptive of skills and weaknesses and will benefit anyone who wants to learn. I strongly recommend Michael as a guitar teacher.

Posted May 21, 2020
Ali hajdaei
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Michael is the best went from cant play a chord to singing and playing any song of my choosing and recording videos.

Great patience and lots of knowledge

Posted May 21, 2020
Andre T.
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
Yanitsa M.
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I took in-person lessons for 1.5+ years. Michael adapts his teaching style to the student’s needs and strengths and is highly encouraging. He is very attentive and is sharply focused during each lesson, ensuring that his student stays on track and is making progress with the material. He is also friendly and understanding so you will definitely feel at ease. At the end of every lesson, I knew exactly what to work on and improve for the following lesson, and I found that I was building my confidence as a guitar player. By having an open-minded approach, Michael can well work well with students who have different goals, whether it’s learning existing songs or improvisation, composing new music, playing in a band as he has taught musical groups, or professionally, as he has toured and played live shows himself. Perhaps, the student is also just picking up the instrument for the first time and not sure where they will end up - like me! Michael is inspiring both as a player and as a composer. I would highly recommend Michael as a music teacher - you will enjoy the musical journey!

Posted Mar 25, 2020

Experience

Head Instructor
Jun 2018 - Mar 2020

Guitar Wars

At this point, I was not only giving private lessons but also advising several newer teachers at the same location in how to best serve their students.

Private Guitar Instructor
May 2014 - Feb 2020

Guitar Wars

Group Guitar Teacher
Jan 2007 - Feb 2009

Musicians Warehouse

My first teaching job, involved teaching a group of beginners from a pre-established curriculum.

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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