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Mike M In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul

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Mike M In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Studied Jazz Guitar at Rutgers University. Recorded 5 albums of original material as band leader and songwriter. Toured nationally with several bands.  

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2018 Top Male Artist - New Jersey Stage Magazine

Overview:
I am a music instructor, and professional guitarist/perfomer/songwriter based out of New Jersey. I have been teaching professionally since 2006. My goal is to teach to the students needs, and allow them to get whatever they hope to get out of music, be it competence on an instrument, performing, improvisation, reading music, understanding theory...whatever their journey entails. I also put together performance opportunities for my students twice a year. Whatever journey the student winds up on, I am motivated to steer that ship.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching guitar as a primary occupation since 2006. I have been a professional musician (performer and songwriter) since 2001. I have taught at music studios in NJ (Dan's Music Studio, The Music Center in Chatham, Howell Music) and now teach privately in-home, at my studio, and online. I currently have a roster of over 40 students, and am extremely passionate about teaching music from beginners to advanced students, from kids to adults. It is extremely rewarding to see students evolve and fall in love with music.
METHODS USED
I believe in adhering to the needs of the student, be it ear training, sight reading, or visual learning. Music is a complex and beautiful journey. I believe in providing students with all of the skills they need to acheive their goals. Some people want to play jazz, some people want to perform, and some people just want to strum songs they can sing along too...it is all music, and my job is to help people express that. There are certain lesson books I suggest to get people started from the very beginning as well.
LESSON STYLE
This varies depending on the student. I will typically design my lessons around the student's own individualized needs. I believe that there are many avenues that students can go down on the musical adventure. In the very beginning, there are basic, fundamental things that need to be learned, and repeated, but after that has been accomplished, it can go in many directions. I feel that if a student can make a personal connection with music that they love, and learn how to express that through their instrument of chouce, then their learning is both accelerated and enhanced.
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Sean Mahon

5

Patient and observant, Mike has a good sense of what I need to work on next. My progress has been more rapid than I could have anticipated.

Review posted on Jul 28, 2018

Dennis Kannel

5

Personable, patient, with a sensible teaching method. Excellent for a beginner at the age of 70, like me. He gets to know me, and teaches with my goals in mind. Enjoy our sessions very much.

Review posted on Nov 04, 2016

Lori Pencek

5

Tim really is enjoyng his guitar lessons...Mike is doing a great job!

Review posted on Aug 12, 2016

Iyers

5

A wonderful instructor who takes the time to know the student, understand his musical strengths and guides accordingly . Nikhil looks forward each week to learn more , share new ideas or just play music together . Thanks Mike.

Review posted on Jul 10, 2016

Christopher Perrone

5

Mike has been working with my son Robert for over a year and has just started working with my daughter Kate. Mike is both a great musician and a good teacher. He connects with the kids and keeps them engaged. He is able to tailor the lesson to focus on music that is interesting to each child. He also encourages the students to participate in a public setting which is great. I would highly recommend Mike.

Review posted on Nov 15, 2015

Karen

5

My son Eric really enjoys his guitar lessons with Mike. He also is very enthusiastic and happy after each lesson and shows me what he learned

Review posted on Aug 11, 2015

Priya

4

Mike is a very good teacher. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week.

Review posted on Mar 30, 2015

Aidan

5

Mike is a wonderful teacher and my son looks forward to his lesson with him each week. He's great with kids and connects with him on his level. I would highly recommended him to anyone looking for guitar lessons!

Review posted on Feb 16, 2015
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