Michael Rawls

Michael R.

Sugar Land, TX
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
For beginners we will begin by learning the simple/core chords that are most frequently found in popular songs. Upon learning the chords we will move onto transitioning between chords and learn some basic tunes and simple strumming patterns. After that we will begin with more advanced chords which will allow you the chance to play a much larger variety of songs. Once those chords have been mastered students will begin to learn more advanced strumming patterns and transitions between chords, along with how to read sheet music and tablature.
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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 4 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2015

Hello everybody, my name is Michael and I have been playing both the guitar and piano since I was four years old. Over the past few years my emphasis has been guitar playing but I make a point to keep up my piano skills as well. I am a full-time music instructor, and I also perform frequently on the weekend. My main musical interests include americana and country music, but I have spent time learning several other types of music as well. I am looking to teach beginner to intermediate students and help them learn/perfect the basics of guitar and piano.

Experience

Supervisor/Registered Behavior Technician
Mar 2016 - Present
The Shape of Behavior

Over the last couple of years I have spent my days working as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). As an RBT I have learned not only to manage challenging behaviors of children with autism, but also how to keep them engaged and learning at all times. These skills have helped immensely with my ability to teach music lessons, especially when it comes to children who need a little extra motivation to keep learning and practicing.

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Education

Psychology and Management
Sep 2011 - Aug 2015
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
High School Diploma
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Waukesha North HS (Waukesha, WI)

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Learning the minor pentatonic scale. One of favorite things to teach when beginning to cover the blues!

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Wedding performance
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5 Reviews

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R.G. Jan 7, 2017
Violin · In home

Very nice guy and knowledgeable. Easy to get along with and really works to make it a fun and enjoyable experience.

Julian &. Jan 3, 2017
Piano · In home

First lesson was great and the kids really enjoyed it. We are looking forward to next weeks lesson.

Jacob A. Oct 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

Absolutely amazing and so great with kids of all ages. Went straight to the lesson and no messing around.
Highly highly recommend

Amanda W. Oct 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Excellent instructor. Teaches what you need to know alon with what you want to learn to keep you motivated and interested.

Natalie J. Jul 24, 2016
Guitar · In home

Michael is the best!!! He is very professional and listened to my concerns on playing the guitar. I look forward to my next lesson.

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