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Mike S.
Sherman Oaks, California
Master the classical guitar with lessons from a guitar teacher with 36+ years of experience
I teach reading, "proper"classical technique and how to play with emotion!
About Mike S.

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of them had fun while learning and improving on their instruments. *** Lesson Details *** I am very enthusiastic and can teach students how to read. If they do not want to read music, they can learn to play by ear. I can also show them where to put their fingers. During piano lessons, I often accompany students on guitar and suggest a scale for improvisation, so they can play the blues. During drum lessons, I often play bass so they can learn to groove. *** Travel Equipment *** They should have their own instrument and a music stand. *** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz improvisation on piano and guitar. I also teach recreational guitar and piano for adults, including classical and blues styles. I coach bass players and drummers in playing stylistically correct grooves for jazz, rock and latin music.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1976

Education

Big band jazz

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Avatar of the tutor
Mike S.
Sherman Oaks, California
Master the classical guitar with lessons from a guitar teacher with 36+ years of experience
I teach reading, "proper"classical technique and how to play with emotion!
About Mike S.

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of them had fun while learning and improving on their instruments. *** Lesson Details *** I am very enthusiastic and can teach students how to read. If they do not want to read music, they can learn to play by ear. I can also show them where to put their fingers. During piano lessons, I often accompany students on guitar and suggest a scale for improvisation, so they can play the blues. During drum lessons, I often play bass so they can learn to groove. *** Travel Equipment *** They should have their own instrument and a music stand. *** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz improvisation on piano and guitar. I also teach recreational guitar and piano for adults, including classical and blues styles. I coach bass players and drummers in playing stylistically correct grooves for jazz, rock and latin music.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1976

Education

Big band jazz

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Classical Guitar
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Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.

Posted Oct 15, 2020
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Posted Feb 17, 2020
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Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)

Posted Sep 18, 2019
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guitar, bass, piano, and drum teacher
Mar 1985 - Present
Private Music School
I teach private lessons and also lead bands.
Big band jazz
Sep 1980 - Jun 1984
L A jazz workshop
Jazz studies.
Sep 1976 - Jun 1980
University of Utah

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Sutton St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30