Mike Brennan
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Mike Brennan

Mike B.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching one-on-one lessons for about 25yrs, in Guitar, Bass, & Drums. Lessons are personalized & tailored to each student's needs & goals, in their own style of learning. No matter your age or ability, whether just for fun to learn a favorite song or something long term and serious, I do it all. I have a lot to share with you in all styles of music and playing. Together we can shave years off your learning curve. And if you'd like to know theory, and how to write and produce your own songs, we'll do that too! Let me know if you have any questions, and if you'd like to see references from former students! Hope to connect with you soon!

About Mike B.

I am a music teacher, song writer, book author, and a gigging & studio musician in Rock, Blues, Motown, Country, Metal, and Acoustic Duo bands. I've been performing since the age of 15, after getting bitten by the music bug at the ripe old age 8 yrs old. I've been playing music as my number one focus ever since. I always have felt as long as you love it, practice it, and pursue it you'll always achieve it! I have performed along side Billy Kreutzmann, drummer of the Grateful Dead band, while having the great pleasure of playing in front of Jerry Garcia!

Education; I graduated from M.I.T. (Music Institute of Technology) in Hollywood California. Have studied under Gregg Bissonette, the drummer from The David Lee Roth Band, Spinal Tap, Electric Light Orchestra Band, now with the Ringo Starr all-star band.

Teaching: I've been a professional music teacher always maintained a high level of weekly students over the last 25+ years, giving each their own personal tailored lessons specifically for them, in Guitar, Bass, & Drums! It started with the one-on-one lessons being at a music studio and students homes, and morphing over the years to include online with Skype and now Zoom. It gives me the ability to teach world wide now!


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9 Reviews
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Mike has been a fabulous teacher for our son for the past 2 years! Mike allows Gabriel to try lots of new music while still teaching him the fundamentals of guitar. He has provided a safe and creative space for our son to musically grow in. We couldn't be happier with him as a teacher.

Posted Jun 11, 2020
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Mike is a patient, qualified guitar teacher for me. I am a beginner older adult. Mike is creating lessons that are in the style I want to learn.
I am getting much more than just 30 or 60 minutes a week. He puts together lessons and songs of interest, that he emails to me between lessons.
Very glad to have found Mike.

I’ve tried a few online lesson services, but the weekly one on one with Mike has kept me more motivated and challenged. So for me, he is a much better fit.

Posted Jun 7, 2020
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I've had mike for many years now. I'm always excited to see him and learn/play guitar with him. He is kind, nice and a really good friend.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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Mike is and excellent person and teacher for all ages.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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Mike has tailored his instruction for my son. He has adapted to what he needs and motivates him with music that my son wants to learn. He also really helped us by teaching my son the bass guitar for my son's band class. He has been very flexible when we have to change lesson times and when we had to take 2 months off because my husband lost his job. We highly recommend Mike!

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Rachel Francis
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Mike is an awesome instructor! My son and I have learned so from his lessons. He provides the best resources for guitar. He is very patient and flexible with my schedule as it has been challenging these past few months. I’d recommend Mike to anybody:)

Posted May 19, 2020
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Mike was very patient and flexible with our 8 year old son. He spent significant time outside of lessons preparing new material and songs that my son would request to learn. He was always on time and willing to adjust schedules as needed. I would highly recommend Mike!

Posted May 19, 2020
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Mike is an AWESOME teacher. My son has learned so much from him. He has incredible patience and he really tries to tailor to my son's taste in music. My son always looks forward to his class!

Posted May 18, 2020
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Mike is truly the best music instructor I’ve ever had. I’ve been taking advanced guitar lessons from him for a year now. He’s professional and fun to be with during the lesson. We do the sessions via webcam. I was reluctant at first because I wasn’t sure how I could learn but it’s working out great. He uses Zoom and I can record each session, enabling me to play it over and over before the next lesson. He’s also an awesome drummer as well as a bass player. So if lessons are needed on these instruments, he’s the guy! Look no further for a guitar, bass or drums teacher.

Posted May 17, 2020

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Jan 2014 - Present

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Private music teacher guitar, bass, and drums!


Drum & Percussion Studies
Jan 1986 - Jan 1987

M.I.T. ( Music Institute Of Technology )

Jazz Band Music Studies
Jan 1982 - Jan 1984

El Mo Lino High School



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