- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach all styles though, and I aim to help my students reach whatever goals with music they may have. I also have a good knowledge of music theory, something that's helpful in all musical endeavors. I'm also very good for beginners, as I can ensure no technical bad habits are developed.
- 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.
Currently teaching guitar at UNLV part time while working on my doctorate of music there.
Taught guitar and ukulele at Salem Music Academy in Winston-Salem NC.
Taught guitar at Separk Music Company in Lewisville, NC.
I taught guitar at UNC School of the Arts while completing my Master of Music degree there.
I have been trained in Suzuki guitar, and am registered to officially teach Suzuki through book 1.
Great experience. Michael was prompt, professional, friendly, talented, motivating, and a great teacher.
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! *****
Michael did a great job in working on my mechanics, correct hold, finger position, strumming and fingering! Looking forward to our next lesson
My Daughter was very excited with Micheal's lesson
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!+ Read More
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!+ Read More
Excellent explanations and demonstrations of counting 1 & 2 &.
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More