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Kayleigh-Ann
« Perfect! I have recently started learning guitar from Michael and it has been... More »
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Kayleigh-Ann
« Perfect! I have recently started learning guitar from Michael and it has been a really great experience. He is clearly a very talented musician, and an excellent teacher -- patient, supportive, and clear. He explains things in a way that makes them easy to grasp and remember, tailors the lessons to where I am at, and provides between-session exercises to help me improve. I would definitely recommend him! »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 19h
Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Metal Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced music teacher giving high quality Guitar and Bass lessons specializing in rock, blues, metal, improvising, songwriting, reading notation and principles behind achieving great tone.

Methodology

After working with hundreds of students over the last 15 years I have taken on an individualistic approach in my lessons. Every student, no matter what age absorbs and understands material differently from one an other. I will make sure that your lessons are tailored to your needs, level of experience, interests and will guide you in the direction you want to move toward. To me this is the best way to convey information and most importantly keep the lessons fun and engaging.

(Proficient in English and French)

Background

Hey! Thank You for taking the time to learn more about what I do.

I have been teaching music for myself and in various schools around Montreal since 2003 and have been playing since 1997. I hold a college degree in music studies from Vanier and a Bachelors in Music from Concordia University, along with certificates in Rock, Blues, Arrangement and Music Theory from Berklee College of Music.

I have also had the pleasure of gigging and performing live in many bands along with writing and recording original music and playing on other peoples sessions.

That about sums it up! Looking forward to working with you!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300
Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Metal Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Michael's Resume

Musician, Songwriter/Composer, Educator

Summary:

Dedicated to the constant advancement in music education, the craft of songwriting, recording, and collaboration with like minded musicians and business professionals.

Experience:

Self Employed
Music Composer

West Island Music Academy
Music Professor
Teaching students guitar, bass technique and fundamentals of music theory and ear training.

LaSalle Music Academy Inc.
Professor (Guitar, Bass, Piano, Music Theory, Ear Training)

. Teaching
. Creating lesson plans
. Preparing students for auditions (college/university level), examinations
(college/university level), performances
. Provide written progress reports
. Communicating with parents and clients
. Registering new clients
. Selling our service, music equipment and instruments
. Repairing instruments
. Scheduling

Education:

Concordia University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music ·

Berklee College of Music
Certificate of Intensive Guitar Studies ·

Vanier College
D.E.C, Integrated Music Studies ·

Jim Sutton Institute of Music Theory (Correspondence)
Certificate Of Completion , Music Theory and Composition ·

The 4 reviews on Michael
  • 5/5

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Kayleigh-Ann

Perfect! I have recently started learning guitar from Michael and it has been a really great experience. He is clearly a very talented musician, and an excellent teacher -- patient, supportive, and clear. He explains things in a way that makes them easy to grasp and remember, tailors the lessons to where I am at, and provides between-session exercises to help me improve. I would definitely recommend him!

3 recommendations

M
Matt

Mike is an amazing and passionate player. I had the pleasure of working with Michael for 3 years. His friendliness and advanced guitar skills are matched by his in-depth knowledge and dedication to his students. Mike is your guy!

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Nico

Mike is an awesome guitar and bass player, impeccable technique, and a great composer.
He's very passionate about music, playing and teaching.
I learn a lot from him and I also had the chance to meet some of his students and they were all great musicians as well.
He is reliable and an cool person, easy to deal with.

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Tricia

I highly recommend Mike. He was my guitar/theory teacher and is by far one of my favourite instructors of all time. He is a skilled musician and also knows how to pass on information according to your needs, which to me is what makes him an ideal instructor.

He is down to earth, approachable, and versatile. He takes full advantage of each lesson without overwhelming you, and has even helped me with an original composition. Thanks to Mike, I've made a career in music and am confident playing my instrument.

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