Michael Kolmstetter

Michael K.

Arlington, VA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael teaches



Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
January 1980

- I teach beginners, and intermediate guitar students.
- My students' ages range from 8 years to older adults.
- Styles taught: Folk, Folk Rock, and Classical
- I have taught guitar for more than 10 years.
- I have performed professionally for over 25 years.
- I have released five audio recordings.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students' musical interests, goals and abilities dictate the direction that we select for their lesson plans. By recognizing and understanding each students learning style, I use techniques/methods that are suited to that particular student. This improves the speed and the quality of learning.
I am flexible and easy going but focused - and I encourage my students to do the same. I want my students to succeed and be able to play the music that they enjoy!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Numerous electric, acoustic steel string and classical guitars.
Electric Bass
IMac Computer
Sound System with microphone

*** Specialties ***
I use various techniques,methods and combinations ranging from Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, Berklee Music, Suzuki, YouTube videos and video to record particular lesson segments (which I then email to students to view as an aid during their home practice sessions).

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Jan 1994 - Jan 2000
Michael K

I have released 4 CD's for solo guitar music including an award winning collection of children's music.


Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Michael performing at Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC

Michael having fun at the EMP museum in Seattle, Washington - totally awesome place!

Michael having more fun at the EMP museum - totally awesome place for a guitar fan!
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7 Reviews

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Matt Jun 11, 2018
Guitar · In home

I have been taking lessons from Michael for about 9 months, and it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. He is an excellent guitar player, and instructor. He is patient, thorough, and very willing to pace his instruction with the ability of the student. I am in my late 50's and he is just the person I had hoped for in a teacher. I consider going to lesson not a chore, but a pleasure.

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Theodor (. Nov 25, 2015
Guitar · In home

Great start!

Mohammed Al Dhaheri Nov 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I just started to learn how to play guitar. It is hard to learn , but Micheal makes it easier to learn.

Justin Lawrence Nov 10, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I just had my first lesson with Michael. He was a friendly guy and a solid guitarist. We started to hone in on my goals and put together a plan; off to a good start.

Cin C. Feb 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My 9 year old daughter has been taking weekly lessons with Michael for about 6 months. In that time, her guitar skills have really progressed. Michael is a very patient instructor who strives to make each lesson an enjoyable learning experience. My daughter is inspired to practice, and she looks forward to her lesson each week.

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Lori B. Sep 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio

I've just started lessons with Michael. He has been very aware of my goals and learning style and has adjusted his approach to suit me. I've been very pleased.

John B. Jan 18, 2014
Guitar ·

Excellent Musician and Teacher

Michael is the ultimate professional musician and guitarist. He's very well versed in many styles of music, including Classical, Jazz, Country, Blues and Rock. He's very responsible. easy going and takes care to assure that his student's get the best in quality guitar instruction. I highly recommend Michael for all of your guitar instructional needs. You will be very pleased with the outcome!

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