Michael Pearce

Michael P.

Laurel, MD

Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Years of playing experience with several instruments. Started taking piano lessons in kindergarden and took school instruments throughout gradeschool. Started guitar when 14 years old. Learned many styles starting with classical guitar moving through contemporary popular music to jazz serious musical training up through college while studying engineering as major. A great understanding of music theory. Three engineering degrees and experience in industry have resulted in years of training individuals for various tasks in the high tech market.


Uniquely qualified to teach solid foundation of classical guitar basics yet hold the attention of players of all ages with performing/entertaining skills
and fun playing music
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About

Michael passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 15

Teaching since:
2018

Hello I'm Mr Pearce,

I'm semi-retired and thought that teaching music would be a great way to earn some money while doing something I really enjoy. I really believe that music should be taught as a fun thing to do. Even so beginners as well as serious students benefit by learning the basics of music theory and some discipline in the holding and playing of the instrument. There is no question about the popularity of the guitar in almost all styles of today's music. A traditional approach to learning the guitar with an emphasis on the enjoyment that comes from playing an instrument can lead to a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts no matter the direction and final goals of the student

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Experience

System Engineer
May 2007 - Jun 2009
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

System Engineer
Jan 2000 - May 2007
Swales Aerospace

System Engineer
Jan 1996 - Dec 1999
Swales Aerospace

Education

MS Systems Engineering
Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
JHU
MS Computer Science
Sep 1981 - Jun 1985
JHU
BS Mechanical Engineering
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981
U of MD College Park

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Short demo of the classical guitar method

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