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Michael R.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Playing and teaching the guitar is my life's biggest passion. I began playing guitar in highschool in a rock band, and fell in love with the instrument. Since then I decided to major in music, became obsessed with classical guitar, and now I'm teaching classical guitar at UNLV while pursuing a doctorate of music there. I teach all styles though, and I aim to help my students reach whatever goals with music they may have. I also have a good knowledge of music theory, something that's helpful in all musical endeavors. I'm also very good for beginners, as I can ensure no technical bad habits are developed.
About Michael R.

Fully vaccinated and ready to go! I moved to Las Vegas in August 2017, after finishing my master's of music degree at UNC School of the Arts, to teach and pursue a doctorate of music in guitar performance at UNLV. I've been teaching for many years now, at universities, music stores and private in-home lessons like I'm offering on this site. I aim to give my students the skills to pursue whatever they would like on the guitar. I'm a professional classical guitarist, but I got my start playing rock and roll and am comfortable teaching a variety of genres if the student wants to learn a specific style. I feel I am a great teacher for total beginners as well, I make sure the student has a rounded approach and avoids developing bad habits.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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Master of Music in guitar performance

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Michael R.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Playing and teaching the guitar is my life's biggest passion. I began playing guitar in highschool in a rock band, and fell in love with the instrument. Since then I decided to major in music, became obsessed with classical guitar, and now I'm teaching classical guitar at UNLV while pursuing a doctorate of music there. I teach all styles though, and I aim to help my students reach whatever goals with music they may have. I also have a good knowledge of music theory, something that's helpful in all musical endeavors. I'm also very good for beginners, as I can ensure no technical bad habits are developed.
About Michael R.

Fully vaccinated and ready to go! I moved to Las Vegas in August 2017, after finishing my master's of music degree at UNC School of the Arts, to teach and pursue a doctorate of music in guitar performance at UNLV. I've been teaching for many years now, at universities, music stores and private in-home lessons like I'm offering on this site. I aim to give my students the skills to pursue whatever they would like on the guitar. I'm a professional classical guitarist, but I got my start playing rock and roll and am comfortable teaching a variety of genres if the student wants to learn a specific style. I feel I am a great teacher for total beginners as well, I make sure the student has a rounded approach and avoids developing bad habits.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

Master of Music in guitar performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Michael has been great teaching us (ages 40 and 7 years old) ukelele lessons. We've never played the ukelele before and he has been very patient and listens to our questions and teaches in a way that makes it fun and easy to learn. My 7 year old daughter practices without me having to remind her! We will definitely be purchasing more lessons and now my husband wants to start as well!

Posted Aug 23, 2020

Incredible teacher!!

Posted Oct 17, 2019
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Mr M. that's what we call him. He is AWESOME. The dude is so smart, understanding and works well at all levels. His abilities as a professor of music, I do believe will go down in history. My son is so lucky to have such a great role model! Thank you Michael!!!!

Posted Jun 2, 2019
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