Grade School, High School & Adult

Beginner Classes

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

  • Learn The Basics And Proper Playing Technique

  • Be A Star At Your School's Talent Show

  • Learn To Play Your Favorite Songs

  • Jam With Others And Stop Playing Anxiety

  • Record Music In A Professional Recording Studio

  • Make Music Videos And Be A YouTube Sensation

  • Meet Other Kids Your Age And Make Music Friends

  • Create New Memories You'll Remember FOREVER!!


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

  • You're going to have FUN and look forwards to playing guitar for the rest of your life because you're going to get good at it!!
  • The unique environment and different musical categories you'll get experience in will increase your passion for music and you're going to love practicing more than ever before.

  • I taught guitar and bass lessons in a music store 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. I offer all this EXTRA VALUE while keeping the price of the lessons THE SAME or CHEAPER than some music stores/teachers!!!

  • I will train you with the most efficient playing techniques from day one and you'll improve FASTER than ever before. 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? They don’t and can't = FACT.

  • I’ve been teaching for 21 years and have a degree in Music Education; 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. Then, I made the price of the lessons THE SAME as beginning teachers, so that you can get maximum value out of my 21 years of teaching. And as a bonus the lessons are taken in a professional recording studio, are really fun because you'll meet other players your age and skill range and because you'll do so many different things each week you'll stay motivated to progress each week.

  • 99% of traditional guitar lessons waste lesson time and money due to the teacher writing in your music book. This translates to around 20% of every traditional lesson being spent with you doing nothing, as the teacher writes in your lesson book. 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 in SECONDS!! This allows us to train and learn vs. wasting 20% of the lesson doing nothing. 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. Example, most students take a 1 hour lesson and do that 52 times a year.  Take 20% of each lesson and that equals = 10.4 hours of FREE lessons you gain back with my system vs the traditional book method. My system vs the traditional = 10 1/2 free lessons a year or $500!!
  • When you go home to practice, your traditional music 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. It 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. Oh ya, and when you lose your traditional lesson book that wasted 20% of each lesson, they're gone forever. 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. I'm talking to you Jr. High through College Students who seem to always lose your books. Hahaha