Guitar is Cool!
Looking for a patient and motivating guitar teacher in Rotterdam for yourself or for your child? Are you picking up guitar lessons after a break? Beginner or advanced, take your playing to the next level! What would life be without music?
I'm Michalis, experienced enthusiastic guitar teacher and professional guitarist. My lessons are open to children, teenagers and adults. Never to old to enjoy music... fun in music comes first! Looking forward to set up the trial lesson!
The lessons may cover a variety of music styles such as Jazz, Pop, Blues, Rock and Singer Songwriter music. Play your favourite songs or start composing, producing and recording your own music now! Sign up for a trial lesson!
I live directly in the center of Rotterdam and all the students are delighted about the easy accessibility and central location of my studio. (8 min walking from the central station, right next to a tram stop)
Online Guitar Lessons
I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online live lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Levie feedback. Book a trial lesson and buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package! Contact me for information
What to expect?
- reading music
- finger style - finger picking
- strumming patterns
- relaxed posture
- your favourite music
- software, effects
- how to use pedals
- song writing
- basis music theory
- fun in music
You'll get accustomed to rhythm, melody and harmony so that you're able to play naturally and un-forced. We will explore and come up with enjoyable ways of building up the basics of guitar-playing designed in a fashion that is unique to you.
As an advanced player you probably want to redefine your musical abilities such as technique, timing, harmonic knowledge, compositional skills and improvisation skills. We'll focus on pieces of music that you're learning, various ways to develop your knowledge of different compositions and how to become more relaxed and proficient when playing.
Guitar Pedals and Effects
The electric guitar is an extremely versatile instrument and having this versatility allowed it to become one of the most influential instruments of the 20th and 21st century. A big contributor to this is the ability to modify the guitar sound by using effects such as reverb, delay, distortion and a shocking amount of many more sound effects. Discover how to setup your pallet of sounds by trying out and experimenting with many different pedals both in hardware and software form. Curious? Book a trial lesson!
Music Software and Ableton Live
As technology is improving everyday it is also integrating more and more into the creative process of either performing live on stage or making music at home. I am offering lessons and insights into the creative potential of Ableton Live which can be used either as recording software or a powerful effects,l oops and samples unit. The lessons on Ableton can either be independent of the guitar lessons or combined alongside our guitar and music learning process.
Michalis Michailidis is a Greek guitarist and electronic music artist that has performed in venues and festivals all around the world with various bands and styles of music. 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). In 2016 he moved to Rotterdam where he did his Master of Music degree at Codarts conservatory with a research on Eastern mediterranean music (2016-2018). Alongside his studies he experimented with sound design and electronic concepts which can be heard on his brainchild project ERMANØ
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