Michael O'Hara
Los Angeles, CA
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Michael O'Hara

Michael O.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello guitarists! My name is Michael O'Hara and I am so excited to teach you the guitar. I'm 33, and I've been playing the guitar, studying and making music for over 18 years. I studied jazz/fusion guitar at Berklee College of Music and have played with more people in more situations than I now remember.

I love working with students at all ability levels. My passion is bringing out the artistry in my students and teaching them that music can be something that feeds your soul for the rest of your life. Any level of player can do this and I am excited to help you put your voice into your playing!

About Michael O.

Are you brand new to the guitar? Are you an experienced musician looking to learn more music theory or develop your technique? I can help with that. Whatever your ability level, I can help you develop your skills. There are as many ways to approach learning music as there are musicians, and you are a musician! Here are some other aspects of music I can help with:

-Learning how to solo and play lead lines.
-Developing a harmonic and melodic vocabulary.
-Learning the theory behind WHY guitar parts sound and feel the way they do, so you can create your own.
-Learning to play the songs you love.
-Learning how to play and sing at the same time.
-Practice doesn't have to be miserable! Learning how to practice the right way can be relaxing, meditative, and rejuvenating.

And much more. If there is something you want to learn, just ask!

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Callie
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I was recommended to Mike by my friend Tony. Mike is structured, focused, and encouraging. I was having a tough time with learning some basics and Mike helped me improve everything from proper posture, to volume control and generally helped me improve on just about everything. Looking forward to more lessons and definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking for a great teacher.

Posted Sep 24, 2021
Austin
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Mike is not only a world class musician and highly effective teacher, he is also an outstanding mentor and has become a close friend. I was having a great deal of difficulty moving past the beginner stage; Mike helped me blast through to a place where I am now comfortable playing in small settings in front of friends and family. I’d recommend Mike to both adults like me looking to tune up their skills, and to parents looking for a teacher for their kids. Especially if they want someone who can get Timmy shredding those frets, but is also a good role model. Mike is a former marine and generally good dude. He’ll be teaching my kids someday.

Posted Sep 24, 2021
Chantel
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Mike came recommended through a friend and it's been an incredible experience so far! He's super friendly through his professionalism and was immediately able to assess my past musical experience and learning style- something that I've always taken note of and appreciated. Would absolutely refer to any level of ability/experience.

Posted Sep 20, 2021
Tony
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Mike was a fantastic instructor. He had the perfect balance of encouraging me in my strengths while also challenging me where needed, which pushed me to grow as a musician. He’s highly knowledgeable in the fundamentals and also has great innovative and creative ideas that he’s happy to share! I would definitely recommend getting lessons from Mike!

Posted Sep 17, 2021
Ethan
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Mike is an incredibly knowledgeable musician with a genuine knack for teaching. Mike catered our lessons to exactly the material I wanted to learn while helping me grow a deeper understanding of music theory in a way that was both highly informative and fun! I will absolutely be returning for more lessons and would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up the guitar for the first time or that wants to expand on their existing abilities

Posted Sep 17, 2021

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