- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- August 2012
I am a 23 yr old student at the College of Southern Nevada who is currently working toward a degree in music; while still making time to play in a band. I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children to adults. For beginner guitarists, I believe there can be just as much joy and fun as there can be practice. I strive to make everything simple while important skills are learned. I am a patient and committed teacher who can show you these skills that will help to make you a well-rounded musician.
Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!
Lessons are available in 30, 45, & 60 min durations. Below are the recommended times based on age that I find most beneficial to most students. These will help you achieve the most out of each lesson while keeping things fun & simple!
kids under 11- 30min
12-17 - 45min
Adults- 45min or 60min
Students will be provided all handouts and paper material. Books, guitars, and amps are available to use during each lesson. Guitars available for purchase as well. Over time it is recommended that you work on acquiring your own equipment as well.
Michelle was a very good guitar teacher. She was very pacient with me. I would definitely recommend her to somebody
Michele is very patient with this old geezer!! I'm loving it.
It was a great experience learned a lot and looking forward to our next lesson.
Michelle is here to teach me what I need to learn and not just what I want to learn like to learn. Some teachers just want to make a quick buck and show me a song without basics...it slowed me down even more. So I am very happy to have chosen a female and a knowledgeable one with lots of patience.+ Read More
My 8 year old is a beginner, and Michelle is his first instructor. She has taught him lots of fundamentals in a few short weeks and shares resources that he can use at home in between weekly lessons. I would recommend Michelle to others.
Michelle is awesome. She so patient and calm and was able adjust to the different styles of learning and levels between our two daughters. She was also very encouraging as she engaged them in the lessons. My daughters have learned a lot in the short time they were taking lessons and are confident enough to share their knowledge with other beginners.+ Read More
My 8 year old son has been taking lessons with Michelle for 6 months now and it's the BEST money I have ever spent on him! She is patient, kind and very helpful! I thought that an hour might be pusing it but for him the time flies! So thankful to have such a positive person in my kids life. Thank you!+ Read More
Michelle has a talent for teaching! My 10 year old has truly come out of her shell with Michelle's instruction. She is kind and caring, yet challenging too. I highly recommend her.
She did a stand up job! I am a mid 30s beginner and she was very informative and answered all of my questions. Taught me easier was to play different chords and had me playing the first part of a song within a few days. Would recommend for any beginner.
My son is 8yrs old and very much enjoys hid lessons with Michelle.
The first lesson was really good, Michelle is such a nice, gentle teacher.
We have only had 2 lessons. But my son is very excited.
First class was a very nice experience. She seems very organized.
Michelle was so awesome. My daughter loved her & felt so comfortable with her for her very first lesson. She was beyond patient and taught a relevant lesson that my daughter will be able to work on until next time!
Michelle is fantastic! Great first lesson and very intuitive instruction.
Very patient, All of a sudden my grandson decided he didn't want to learn guitar, he is six, didn't want to go to the class. However, Michelle's patience got him interested and I was very pleased with her ability to teach someone so young.
Michelle is very patient! I learned so much in just the first lesson.
She is very professional and fun at the same time I am a vocalist been in the music business all my life decided to learn acoustic guitar to improve myself to do future things my instructor Michelle has made me feel confident to go for my goal this was my first lesson but I feel its going to be a great investment if you're really ready to understand music I would suggest her teaching its great!!+ Read More
She was excellent I really enjoyed learning
She is a wonderful teacher. She has patient with my granddaughter. I hope we can continue this lesson again soon.
Really enjoyed Michelle. She was very patient and kind.
Love her beautiful attitude.
I found Michelle for my 7 year old son who wanted to learn to play the guitar. Michelle is very patient with him and he loves going to see her. I highly recommend her as a teacher for a person just learning to play or someone who is just trying to sharpen their skills. She is awesome!!+ Read More
Michelle is very patient especially for a late learner of guitar like me. She's very knowledgeable about her craft. Able to explain things that I'm not familiar with. My understanding of tabs, chords and basic musical notes open up and widens because of her instruction and guidance. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to play guitar.+ Read More
Michelle is very patient and goes at my pace which is good
The thing I love about Michelle is that she is super patient. It helped me feel at ease when learning this new instrument. I always looked forward to her lessons because she taught me her lesson and then she showed me how to play a song of my choice. She was very helpful and great and answering all my questions. I highly recommend her!!+ Read More
What a great teacher :-)
I'm 49 years old and decided to learn to play the guitar last month. Found Michele and as a teacher she has surpassed all my expectations. She's patient beyond belief. She works at your pace but pushes you to excel. But most importantly she makes your lessons fun. If you're looking for a great teacher, I highly recommend Michele ;-)