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Michalis Michailidis Electric Guitar Lessons in Rotterdam

Guitar is Cool!

Discover the joy of playing guitar with an experienced and passionate teacher in Rotterdam! My name is Michalis, and I'm here to help you take your guitar skills to the next level. Whether you're a beginner starting from scratch or an advanced player seeking to refine your technique, my patient and motivating approach will guide you towards success.

All Ages Welcome

No matter your age, it's never too late to embrace the world of music. I offer lessons for children, teenagers, and adults because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the wonders of guitar playing. Fun and enjoyment are at the core of my teaching philosophy.

Various Styles Covered

From Jazz and Pop to Blues, Rock, and Singer-Songwriter music, I can help you master your favourite genres. Whether you aspire to play your cherished songs or embark on the journey of composing and recording your own music, I'm here to support you every step oft he way. Sign up for a trial lesson and let's make music together!

Convenient Location

My studio is located in the heart of Rotterdam, offering easy accessibility for all students. With tram and metro stops just a stone's throw away, and Rotterdam Central Station within a10-minute walk, getting to your lessons couldn't be more convenient.

What to expect?

During our lessons, you can expect a relaxed atmosphere where we'll cover essential skills such as reading music, chords, picking, strumming, and using tabs. Nex to those, singing while playing the guitar, will also be explored. I'll guide you in developing proper posture and technique. Additionally, we'll delve into solos, accompaniments, songwriting, basic music theory, and improvisation to enhance your overall musicality.


If you're new to guitar playing, I'll ensure you become comfortable with rhythm, melody, and harmony, allowing you to play naturally and effortlessly. Together, we'll find enjoyable ways to build a solid foundation tailored to your unique learning style.


For more experienced players, I'll help you redefine your musical abilities. We'll focus on refining techniques, timing, harmonic knowledge, compositional skills, and improvisation. By studying a variety of musical pieces and expanding your repertoire, you'll become more relaxed and proficient in your playing.

Guitar Pedals and Effects

The electric guitar's versatility is truly remarkable, thanks to the ability to modify its sound using effects such as reverb, delay, distortion, and countless others. If you're curious about exploring this sonic realm, I'll guide you through the world of guitar pedals and effects, both in hardware and software form. Unleash your creativity by experimenting with a wide range of sounds!

Music Software and Ableton Live

In today's technological era, music creation and performance often involve incorporating software. I offer lessons and insights into the creative potential of Ableton Live, a powerful recording software and effects unit. These lessons can be taken seperately from guitar lessons or combined with your guitar and music learning journey, providing you with a holistic musical experience.

Online Guitar Lessons

If you prefer the convenience of online learning, I also offer comprehensive andwell-structured live lessons. These virtual sessions cater to beginners, intermediate players and advanced musicians. Enjoy personalised feedback and guidance from the comfort of your own home. Book an online trial lesson! Invest in your musical journey with private guitar lessons that go beyond the ordinary.

About Michalis

Michalis Michailidis is a Greek guitarist and music producer based in Rotterdam. Michalis showed a knack for music in his early teens and started having lessons from several acknowledged local musicians. After graduating with merits from the Modern Music school of Thessaloniki (2007-2011) he moved to the Netherlands and completed his Bachelor of Jazz Guitar at the Maastricht Conservatorium (2011-2015) and his Master of Music degree at Codarts, Rotterdam (2016-2018). During his decade-long residency in the Netherlands, Michalis has performed in venues and festivals all around the world with various bands and styles of music while in the mean time developed his own music production and education studio.

Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice...- Steve Jobs

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • Rotterdam
  • At teacher's location
  • Online


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Czech
  • Greek

Top Guitar Teacher Rotterdam

I have had lessons from Michalis for a couple of months now and I have only positive things to say about him! With his help I have progressed a lot on the guitar and music overall. He always knows what to do and how to help. I can say comfortably that he is one of the top teachers in Rotterdam.

Highly skilled Guitar Teacher!

Michalis is a highly skilled and passionate guitar teacher. He has deep knowledge of musical theory combined with very accessible teaching exercises and lessons. Each lesson is effectively tailored to my skill level helping me progress rapidly. His ability to break down complex concepts into manageable learning steps makes for a very rewarding learning experience. I highly recommend Michalis to anyone looking to learn the guitar.

I Enjoy The Lessons!

I personally started taking guitar classes after a long period of stopping and I must say I really enjoy it. First, because the lessons are really adapted to the level in which we restart, which is really what I needed. Second because from there we build up techniques/music knowledge, and feels amazing realisation to translate progression into mastering a song. Third, this motivates me to work personally on the items we see in class and to improve because, yes, I'm accountable for my own progression :) I can only recommend you to jump on this journey.

Joy to learning guitar!

Not only are Michalis's classes educative and attentive, he also brings joy to learning guitar!

I recommend Michalis!

During the last couple years that I've been having guitar lessons with Michalis, from being just a hobby guitarist I am now aspiring to become a professional musician and I really believe Michalis has all the tools and methods to help me achieve my goals. We are now starting my preparation to enter a conservatory and I am very happy to have such a supportive and knowledgeable teacher, I recommend Michalis to everyone!

Easy Going Teacher!

I'm learning for the first time in my life an instrument with Michalis. He is really patient and easy going, takes the time to explain how to play and how to act during playing, he also has a lot of tips and tricks that you only get when doing real lessons. He is really professional, passionate and knows his stuff. That really helps a lot and it's exactly what I was looking for!

Exceptional Guitar Instructor

Michalis adapts his teaching style to suit the student's personality and specific guitar goals, showcasing remarkable patience and unwavering attention to detail. His hands-on approach empowers me to grasp intricate techniques with ease.His unwavering flexibility sets him apart, allowing me to choose and learn the songs that resonate with me. Moreover, his accommodating schedule and the captivating learning environment foster an engaging experience. From day one, he diligently mapped my guitar journey and collaboratively defined goals. This comprehensive approach ensures continual growth, exemplified by my seamless transition from acoustic to electric guitar.I wholeheartedly recommend him as an exceptional guitar instructor, as his guidance has transformed my musical journey, instilling a passion for learning and remarkable progress.

Really fun!

I signed up for lessons with Michalis because I needed some structure and direction in starting with an electric guitar (after a few not-so-successful weeks of trying to self-teach myself through youtube). We first had a trial lesson where we discussed what my goals were and what is the best way to approach the lessons. Over the 10 lessons, we explored different strumming patterns, music genres (punk rock, blues, funk etc.), practiced improving the rhythm and learned how to play a few songs - the solos and chords that seemed "crazy" at first but turned out to be doable thanks to Michalis breaking them down, giving feedback, and being patient with my countless attempts. Along the way, he explained some music theory and answered all the questions in a very approachable way. To sum up, the course was really fun and useful and I now feel much more confident in playing the instrument.

Te gekke gitaarleraar!

Having played only a little bit of guitar in the past, with the help of Michalis I can now take it to a whole new level. Absolutely awesome teacher, very down to earth, I really enjoy the lessons and his valuable insights and tips. Highly recommend!

Nice Teacher!

Nice teacher that helps when you are stuck and also tries to understand why. The lessons give motivation to keep playing and the pacing of the lessons is very nice.

Great Experience!

I already had some guitar experience when I started the course and was looking to improve my music knowledge and technique. The lessons are well structured and very personalized to my own needs. It's been a great experience so far, and I am looking forward to the rest of my classes!

Very professional!

When it comes to a supportive teacher, Michalis meets all the standards. He is calm, patient and adaptive to the students needs. He is very professional, which we can see from the quick progress that our son Alex is making. Because of the current situation with the pandemics we had to continue the lessons online and Michalis is sending us extra video guides which have proven to be very effective for the learning process! We just bought a new guitar for our son and he is super excited to continue with his guitar lessons.

Passionate Music Teacher!

As a beginner it is really nice to have a teacher who takes time and explain really well. Michalis is very flexible with my difficult work schedule and we always find a good time during the week to have the lesson. He is teaching music with passion and the transition between a classic music lesson and real songs is nice. I recommend Michalis to everyone!     Sofiane

Extremely Helpful Teacher!

I am a new learner and found Michalis to be a patient and extremely helpful guitar teacher. Cheerful and likeable personality and looking forward to extending my lessons to get better at playing the guitar.

Patient Guitar Teacher

Michalis is my second teacher. He is patient about how to teach you their technique. And I missed that kind of teaching before. Also, he has a wide range of music taste which is really nice.

I highly recommend!

I highly recommend Michalis' guitar lessons for all skill levels. Whether you just want to play your favorite songs or want to astound everybody with your technique, Michalis can adapt to your learning capacity and musical preferences. I barely knew how to play when I started about a year ago and I've made great progress under his guidance! - Mario

Great teacher!

After not playing guitar for 10 years I picked up the guitar again. After getting frustrated about youtube videos(too easy or too hard) I started my lessons with Michalis. He really takes the time for you and always comes with new ideas on how to improve your playing. He listens to you and can quickly adapt to answer all your questions in an understandable way. Michalis always keeps in mind that a guitar lesson needs to be fun. In just 4 months of lessons I have learned more than in all the years before. If you are looking for a great guitar teacher Michalis is the one!

A Refreshing Teacher!

I think my guitar teacher Michalis is such a refreshing teacher. One of the best I have ever met. With his approach he is able to immediately adapt to my playing level. He is able to fill in the gaps and he sees what is needed to support me in my development. He happens to be sharp, clear and well expressed in his explanation. With his great personality, musicality and knowledge he knows how to make and always keeps the lessons fun continuously pushing me to the next level. Thank you for everything so far!

Michalis is an amazing teacher!

I am a complete beginner with the electric guitar and Michalis has been an amazing teacher, always kind and patient and I always look forward to my next lesson. I have learned so much and I couldn't recommend it more!

Great Guitar Teacher!

I'm really happy that we found such a great teacher like Michalis! My son really likes the guitar lessons and he is always looking forward to the next one :) Michalis is really patient which is important with kids and the classes are always fun and productive.  All in all we can only recommend Michalis to everyone!

Follow Your Passion!

Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Be nice to yourself, book your trial lesson today!

Your future, full of music, passion and joy begins now! Just take the first step!