Michael Root

Michael R.

Las Vegas, NV
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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I moved to Las Vegas in August to pursue a doctorate of music in guitar performance. I'm also teaching at UNLV part time, and want to expand my teaching into the local community. I've been teaching for many years now, at universities, music stores and private in-home lessons like I'm offering on this site.

I aim to give my students the skills to pursue whatever they would like on the guitar. I'm a professional classical guitarist, but I got my start playing rock and roll and am comfortable teaching a variety of genres if the student wants to learn a specific style. I feel I am a great teacher for total beginners as well, I make sure the student has a rounded approach and avoids developing bad habits.

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Guitar Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present

Currently teaching guitar at UNLV part time while working on my doctorate of music there.

Guitar Instructor
Aug 2016 - Aug 2017
Salem Music Academy

Taught guitar and ukulele at Salem Music Academy in Winston-Salem NC.

Guitar Instructor
Feb 2015 - Aug 2017
Separk Music

Taught guitar at Separk Music Company in Lewisville, NC.

Graduate Assistant
Aug 2015 - May 2017
UNC School of the Arts

I taught guitar at UNC School of the Arts while completing my Master of Music degree there.


Master of Music in guitar performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
UNC School of the arts
Bachelor of Music in guitar performance
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
UNC School of the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Guitar Book 1
Dec 2012

I have been trained in Suzuki guitar, and am registered to officially teach Suzuki through book 1.

Photos & Videos

Beautiful piece by contemporary Parisian composer Francis Kleynjans.
Performing at my first gig in Vegas at the Bellagio.

Theme and variations by 19th century Spanish composer Fernando Sor.
Photo by Michael R.

A well put together video of a trio I played in of music from Interstellar.
A lovely etude.

10 Reviews

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Heidi Jan 19, 2019
Guitar · In home

Great experience. Michael was prompt, professional, friendly, talented, motivating, and a great teacher.

Cody L. Jan 9, 2019
Ukulele · In home

Michael is a great instructor - As an older student with modest previous traing, and learning a Baritone Ukulele - Michael immediately adjusted, provided exceptional guidance, and continued encouragement! *****

Cody L. Aug 24, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Michael did a great job in working on my mechanics, correct hold, finger position, strumming and fingering! Looking forward to our next lesson

Tessira W. Jul 20, 2018
Piano · In home

My Daughter was very excited with Micheal's lesson

Josh Jun 26, 2018
Guitar · In home

So happy to have found Michael on Take Lessons. He is patient, easy going, professional, personable and takes the intimidation out of the equation and makes learning fun. It takes a great deal for my son to be excited and motivated. After his guitar lesson, he was both. An hour later...still practicing. :) Thank you Michael!

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Charlie B. Jun 22, 2018
Guitar · In home

Excellent musician and guitarist. Plus, he knows how to teach. Michael keeps the lessons interesting sharing stories of famous guitarists, demonstrating on his guitar how to do certain techniques, and playing duets. He can talk the talk and walk the walk!

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Michael Apr 7, 2018
Guitar · In home

Excellent explanations and demonstrations of counting 1 & 2 &.

Malcolm Mar 11, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Michael is very adept at realizing what skill level his student is at and what music the student is interested in. Michael then demonstrates the skills needed to play well then he writes out the next week's lesson for the student. Your jaw drops open when you hear Michael play.

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Scarlet Oct 29, 2017
Classical Guitar ·

I met fellow classical guitarist, Michael, a few years back. I remembered him for his fun personality, stellar performance, and friendliness. Now that he is my classmate, I've gotten to know him better as a person and guitar player. I can say he is same in personality and friendliness as when I met him a few years ago, and his performances ROCK!

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Tripp Oct 19, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

I sat in on every lesson Michael gave my daughter, who had not studied guitar before. He uses the time effectively, balancing sight reading, repertoire development, music theory (which he presents in very practical and immediately useful ways), and at all times instilling the technique necessary to sustain rapid progress. My daughter really enjoyed studying with him, and I really enjoyed watching her go from a blank slate to a guitarist you want to listen to. I completely and unreservedly endorse this teacher.

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