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If you're still not convinced that I am the right instructor for you, why not listen to what my students have to say?
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Andrew wain - Jazz
"Michael is a great teacher. He wants to see you grow as a musician and will give you all the tools to do so. He helped me pass my college entrance audition and has continued to help me through college. If you want to learn I highly recommend taking lessons from him!"
-Andrew is a collegiate jazz guitarist. He takes online Skype lessons.
Andrew Campbell - alt rock
"Michael has been a fantastic teacher to me. He has helped me train my ears and refine my skills as a musician. The atmosphere he provides encourages learning and hard work in a very friendly and relaxed way."
-Andrew is an alternative rock guitarist.
Christophe Juliet - Worship
"I have now been a student of Michael's for two years and I have no doubt that my guitar playing has greatly improved thanks to his passion, expertise, dedication, open-mindedness, and teaching approach. I would not be where I am today had it not been for Michael. He is a great motivator and is willing to answer questions using a language his students can understand. I am forever grateful to Michael and always look back on the day I started with him with gratitude."
-Christophe teaches music at St. Bernard Elementary. His lessons focus on theory, ear training, and how to arrange songs to work with his own students. He plays praise and worship and rock music.
Carson angelle - Country
"Michael took someone who knew absolutely NOTHING about playing the guitar and transformed our son into someone who plays the guitar with confidence and now owns two other electric guitars that he purchased on his own. Our son found something to do that he loves and I think it had a lot to do with his guitar instructor. Since he began lessons, he has had the confidence to perform at the local school talent show (which Michael helped prepare him for) and for a Cancer Survivor Day Celebration. Michael is wonderful with his students. He is very patient and makes lessons fun yet tactfully teaches his students the basic fundamentals of the guitar so they can progress into an advance guitarist. He gives his students assignments to practice at home and follows-up to make sure they understand and are ready to move on to the next level. Michael has a wonderful personality and great connection with his students. I am so glad our paths crossed a couple of years ago and we found Michael. Thank you for everything you have taught Carson and continue to teach him. Anyone that is looking for a guitar instructor, Michael is your man!"
-Donnell Angelle is Carson's mother. Carson is a country guitarist as well as a singer/songwriter.
John Richard - Blues
"I've played 'with' the guitar most of my life. Now in my late sixties I've decided to actually study the guitar. I got very lucky when a friend recommended Michael as a teacher. He is smart, has an excellent ear and is fiercely dedicated to his craft. He obviously loves to teach. I really enjoy when I show up for a lesson and he says "Let's just play." It's then when I realize what I've learned from him. He has taught me to hear music with a deeper understanding. What he calls creative listening. I look forward to my weekly lessons for many reasons, not the least of which is becoming more comfortable playing in front another person and being allowed to make mistakes. (I make a lot) Ultimately I have learned from my mistakes. I feel like I've won the guitar teacher lottery. A million thanks Michael!"
-John is a blues guitarist. He takes online lessons with Skype.
Manolo Garcia - Jazz
"I met Michael by chance through an online jazz guitar forum. I asked him whether he could tutor me in jazz guitar and he said yes. It's been great since. Michael is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly teacher, and he has the student's best interest at heart. It's nothing short of amazing that we live in different continents, yet we can still have a teacher-student relationship online. Skype and Paypal make it all very easy. If you're looking for a jazz guitar teacher online, my advice is go for it with Michael!"
-Manolo is jazz guitarist from London, UK. He takes online Skype lessons.
Trevor Alleman - Singer/Songwriter
"Michael has the knowledge, compassion, and credibility you're looking for in a music instructor. He has helped me improve in all the areas I felt I was lacking and continues to do so every session. He has a wide range of interests that include many different genres which makes it easy for anyone to work with Michael."
-Trevor is a singer/songwriter who focuses on country and pop music.