Guitar Lessons for Grade School, High School & Adult Beginners

  • Have FUN And Get Results FAST With A Revolutionary Music Program

  • Gain The Skills To Play Your Favorite Songs

  • Get out of the rut you've been in and train in new musical categories every week

  • Learn The Basics And Proper Playing Technique

  • Be A Star At Your School's Talent Show

  • YOU Can be the musical Inspiration for Your Children By Playing Guitar To Them

  • Jam With Others And Stop Playing Anxiety

  • Perform Live (When You're Ready) And Take The Next Step To Fulfilling A Dream

  • Record Music In A Professional Studio

  • Make Music Videos And Be A YouTube Sensation

  • Meet Other Students And Make Music Friends

  • Create New Memories You'll Remember FOREVER!!

I am a beginner and initially learning guitar was a bit frustrating. But since the start of my guitar sessions with Mike, he has made sure that each of them were fun to attend. His lessons are detailed and very well planed. As a person, he is quite cool, friendly and funny which makes the sessions really lively!
Anu Mishra, Deerfield, IL

Why Should Beginners Take Lessons From an Experienced Guitar Teacher like Mike Walsh?

You'll Have Fun And Look Forwards To Playing Guitar For The Rest Of Your Life!

*Learn In My unique, professional music environment vs a closet sized room.

You're going to like coming to lessons and being in a recording studio vs a closet or your bedroom week after week. What real world music experiences do you get by being in a closet?  Very few.

*Increased passion for music And Life!

Simply put, you will have fun and learn a hobby you will be good at FOREVER!!! You will like coming to lessons each week and enjoy life more with your new found skill set. One lesson aspect that increases your passion for music is training in all the different and interesting musical categories I teach you as a part of my unique system. You will experience more real music aspects here, vs traditional music stores, that will make you better in many musical areas and develop your skills to take on whatever music you love to play most. You're going to enjoy practicing more than ever before because you're going to become a better all around musician by training in all these musical categories. Your musical pie chart is going to get filled in and I have proof to show you we'll learn and train in a ton of musical categories week after week to make it happen for you.

*No Progress Limiting Guitar Books!

I taught guitar and bass lessons in music stores across IL for 20 years; I know all of the pitfalls students face in this traditional format and closet-sized room environment. I spent a lot of time thinking about all of the areas students were not getting addressed in the traditional format and I created my own custom learning format to address each issue. My lessons literally check off as many learning and training boxes as possible that you won’t get with traditional lessons or the sad guitar books. Using the same old guitar books written in the 70's by mediocre teachers and players isn't going to make you progress faster. I offer all this EXTRA VALUE while keeping the price of the lessons THE SAME or CHEAPER (different lesson packages available) than music stores/teachers!!!

*Faster Improvement with the most efficient playing techniques.

I’ve spent decades refining the art of playing efficiency using sports science and applying hundreds of years of traditional string techniques, which translates to = You Getting Better MUCH FASTER!! Most guitar/bass players are self-taught and don’t give much thought to how they do any physical movements on the guitar/bass. Well not me, I’ve thought all of this through unlike most guitar teachers, who are self-taught and don’t even play efficiently themselves, so how are they going to teach picking and fretting efficiency to you and make playing easier, more consistent and accurate? They don’t and can't = FACT. Don't believe me, just look at how 99% of them play sitting down. If you're not sure what I'm getting at, then I can easily teach you in 10 minutes how they're all 100% playing with improper muscle memory and playing posture while harming their and your progress.

*22 years experience teaching guitar with a Music Education degree.

In this industry, that combination is really rare to find. I developed an enormous and ever-growing database of guitar lessons and songs for you to learn and train with that are proven to help students progress really fast. I have systems and formats that systematically train you step by step to help you make the most progress possible in the correct order. I don’t just wing the lessons and randomly come up with what to do next like most guitar teachers, let alone the inexperienced ones. This means that you’ll get the maximum value and learn in the correct stages, like a school would, via grade levels and subject evolution to get results fast. How's that basic guitar book looking now, that's written by some random teacher who plays with improper technique shown on the 1st page of the book? Then, I made the price of the lessons THE SAME and/or CHEAPER (different lesson packages available) as beginning teachers, so that you can get maximum value out of my 22 years of teaching. Learn from an experienced teacher who knows what they're doing or would you rather take from someone who's been teaching part time for 4 years and/or teachers who are looking to quit soon and find a different job? This is my ONLY job and I'm not EVER quitting!!

*No Wasted time or Money!

99% of traditional guitar teachers waste lesson time and money due by writing new lessons in your blank music book each week. This translates to around 20% of every traditional lesson being spent with you doing nothing.  I DON’T DO THAT.  My lessons gain you back all of this lost and valuable lesson time/money by using my enormous database of lessons in which I created ahead of your lesson time. I simply hit "print" and out comes your lesson.  Wouldn’t you rather spend 20% more time training and learning during each lesson vs. watching the teacher write in your book and wasting all of that time? The simple answer is YES, but you can only get that with my lessons.  If a student takes a 1 hour lesson 52 times a year, 20% of each lesson equals to 10.4 hours of FREE lessons per year you gain back with my system vs the traditional book method. My lesson system vs traditional lessons = 10 1/2 free lessons a year and more lesson value for you.

*Practice Perfectly at home and make More Progress Each Week.

With most traditional lessons when you go home to practice, your basic music book and blank staff/tab book the teacher wasted 20% of the lesson time writing in, doesn’t play back the lesson notes and rhythms perfectly like my guitar program does. Their music book also doesn't allow you to slow down the music or loop hard music areas so you can train more effectively to get better. This means most students using the traditional music book don’t practice at home correctly and lose out on making maximum progress each week. My music program will allow you to practice and train at home the EXACT way you did here with me. This means that your time away from me is like I’m there with you, because the program will play the lesson/song PERFECT every time meaning you'll practice at home perfect every time and make WAY MORE PROGRESS EACH WEEK.  You can’t get that progress from traditional lessons; I know, I stopped doing that myself years ago because my new way is MUCH better for you, the student.

*Keep every Guitar and Bass lesson FOREVER!

I create custom lessons that are files I send you via email and I create a folder specific for you. Every lesson you'll ever take with me you'll have access to because you'll have these files on your computer. Now think about when you lose your blank lesson book, that wasted 20% of each lesson from the teacher writing in it, aren't those lessons gone forever? = YEP.  But with my system, I simply just email you your Lesson Folder and in seconds EVERY lesson you ever took from me is back in your computer. Think about this value, you will have every lesson file you've learned here and can review them years and decades from now exactly the way we learned and trained on them here. Now on the joking side, this is huge for all you Jr. High through College Students who seem to always lose your books. Hahaha!