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Michael S.

Westchester, IL

$60/hour

Guitar/Theory Lessons that Inspire

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Elmhurst College
BA Music

Education

Elmhurst College (BA Music)

About Michael

Music inspires me and has brought so much to my life. I love to share that passion with my students and inspire them to kindle their own musical fire. I have extensive knowledge and performance experience but my ability to inspire students is my greatest asset.

I have 20+ years of teaching experience and as a performer I have toured across the USA, Europe, Africa and Latin America with notable performances at the Kennedy Center, the Mexico City World Music Festival, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival and the Cervantino Festival.

I have won several awards including 1st Place in "Chicago's Hottest Guitarist" 1989 and was a top 3 international finalist in Yamaha's "Six String Theory" Competition Blues Division in 2011.
Music inspires me and has brought so much to my life. I love to share that passion with my students and inspire them to kindle their own musical fire. I have extensive knowledge and performance experience but my ability to inspire students is my greatest asset.

I have 20+ years of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Westchester, IL 60154
In-person lessons
Language:
Spanish

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Composition (Music)

I have a BA in music that focused on Composition. I have released 3 CDs of my compositions and performed them all over the world. I have 35 years of professional experience as a composer.

General Music

I have a BA in music. I have 35 years of professional experience as a performer and composer.

Guitar

I have taught guitar for over 20 years to students of all levels in both private classes and clinic/masterclass settings. In 35 years as a professional guitarist I have performed on four continents. In 1989 I was voted "Chicago's Best Guitarist" and in 2011 I was voted a top 5 international Blues Guitarist in Yamaha's "Six String Theory" competition.
I earned a BA in music with guitar as my primary instrument.

Music Production

I owned and operated a music recording and production studio for 10 years and still operate a home studio. I have engineered and produced 3 CDs of my own compositions during my 25 years professional experience as a recording artist.

Spanish

I have studied Spanish for 12 years, taking courses in Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica. I lived for four years in Mexico. My wife is Mexican and we speak Spanish as the language of our household. I worked for several years as a translator for a company in Chicago.

Elmhurst College
BA Music

Education

Elmhurst College (BA Music)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 0 miles of Westchester, IL 60154.