Michele Yake

Michele Y.

Oak Ridge, TN

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Smile and have fun with it !

I love teaching guitar. And each student is unique.

My approach is to gear my teaching methods to the individual learning style of the student.

You need someone who responds to you and interacts with you as a unique learner. This makes learning fun and effective for you.
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Michele teaches



Michele delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Guitar has been a love of mine since I was 14, when I first saw someone entertaining people at a party.

I began lessons for myself, at the age of 16. First I learned the basics and rock style music, and then I played and sang in some local Baltimore garage bands and in talent shows.

I went on to major in music in college, at Towson State University, with classical guitar as my concentration.

I began playing out professionally in my 20's, includings bars and restaurants like the Westminster Inn and at Fells Point, festivals like the Owings Mills Festival, weddings and parties.

I love teaching guitar and seeing the student's eyes light up, when things click together to get that favorite riff or favorite song right !

I have 25 + years of teaching experience.
I have taught over 100 students, including teens, adults, pre-teens, and special needs adults and children.

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Home Health Companion / Music for Therapeutic Value
Jun 2016 - Present
Private Company

Companion for disabled and elderly, including guitar, singing, art and other activities.

Life Coach
Mar 2014 - Present

Skype and phone coaching. Individualized guidance and assistance for survivors of abusive or difficult relationships.

Guitar Teacher
Mar 1993 - May 2001
New Song Guitar Center

Music Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996
Towson Catholic High School

English Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jun 1995
Towson Catholic High School


Graduate Studies in Music Teaching fot K - 12
Jun 1999 - Aug 2001
Towson University
Music Education in Guitar
Sep 1984 - Jun 1993
Towson University


CPR certified
Jun 2015
Red Cross

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1 Review

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Caedmon H. Jan 16, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

We’ve really enjoyed the getting to know the teacher, knowledge she brings, and fun creativity with learning she brings to our Lesson during the week. We all look forward to seeing her!

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