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Patricia
« Excellent! Michael started giving our son guitar lessons 1 Month ago, we are... More »
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Patricia
« Excellent! Michael started giving our son guitar lessons 1 Month ago, we are very happy and will continue with Michael. I would very much recommend him as a teacher as he is very patient, very friendly and very caring for his student. »
$35/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and qualifications verified
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Accomplished guitar instructor gives guitar lessons for beginners to students in Marion and Adelaide suburbs, and now available for online lessons via skype.

Methodology

I teach beginner guitar lessons using the teaching book ‘Progressive Beginner Guitar, by Gary turner. If the student just wants to learn rhythm guitar. I can teach them chords using my own knowledge or by using Progressive beginner guitar Chords by Gary Turner. All books will need to be purchased by the student. I also have the ability to teach via skype. So if that is easier for you, just request a lesson and I'll work around you, as best I can.

If you have an iPad you can download the ebook from the internet.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualified and response guaranteed. Michael will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

I am an accomplished guitar instructor, an Acoustic Soloist and a singer/songwriter. I have been in several bands over my life. I know chord progressions, and strumming patterns. I have some experience with finger style guitar and improvisation over chords. I have taught guitar briefly from home. I have a Diploma in music and 33 years experience playing the guitar.

I am very patient when it comes to teaching the guitar. I will tailor the lesson to your interests in music. So come and learn guitar with me.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h

Details

If I have to travel outside a 10 km radius I charge $15 for petrol on top of the lesson.

Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
at your place
webcam
Subjects taught
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Michael 's CV

Diploma of music
10 years in pub bands
playing bass guitar and rhythm electric guitar
33 years playing guitar
5 years Singer/songwriter.

8 reviews on Michael
  • 4.9/5

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Patricia

Excellent! Michael started giving our son guitar lessons 1 Month ago, we are very happy and will continue with Michael. I would very much recommend him as a teacher as he is very patient, very friendly and very caring for his student.

Michael 's response

My first lesson teaching Patrick went very well. He has some knowledge of chords and tablature. We discussed just teaching him songs in the genre Patrick likes. I look forward to teaching Patrick more at the next lesson.
Michael

7 recommendations

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Troy

Hi All,
I played music with Michael for about 5 years. We participated in many functions and festivals. Back then Michael played bass guitar. He was an easy going understanding person to get along with and demonstrated fantastic playing and teaching skills.
I highly recommend his services as a teacher as he has the qualities and patience that is sought after.
Troy

Simon

Michael is a committed musician who wants others to reach their full potential and share the love of music. He has dedicated many years towards his teaching and writes his own songs.
He is passionate in anything he does and is a kind person, the type you want as a teacher.

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Bruce

Michael is a very passionate musician and songwriter whom I have played guitar with and his knowledge is exceptional.
His patience and passion are an asset to anyone wishing to learn guitar and well worth the time and investment.

Interview with Michael

QUESTION 01 | 05
When did your passion for teaching music begin?
Michael — It originally began, a few years after high school. I was a 20 year old in a band of 15 year olds. I was sort of like their mentor back then. Showing them my experience of being in other bands and as a musician. Then I left the band when I was 29. My actual teaching of guitar began as a hobbie when I was 35, briefly and then it really got going when I turned 40. I really liked and still do like the reward of seeing and hearing the student play their favourite songs in their entirety.
QUESTION 02 | 05
In your opinion, what does it take to be a successful Guitarist?
Michael — Firstly you have to have a passion for music. Be dedicated to practising every day. Listen and learn from everyone you work with in music circles. Be open to constructive criticism and feedback. Be a good human, be humble and kind. Accept that like anything in life, music and learning guitar is a journey, not a destination.
QUESTION 03 | 05
It’s 2 am in your local bar; which famous musician would you most like to have a conversation with?
Michael — George Strait- The King of American Country music.
QUESTION 04 | 05
What is your most inspiring experience as a musician?
Michael — Playing an open jam at my 40th birthday party. Where we played and entertained family and friends for over 5 hours.
QUESTION 05 | 05
If you had to choose a piece of music or album to be forever played on loop, what would it be?
Michael — Album: No Fences by Garth Brooks

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