Michalis Michailidis Guitar Lessons in Rotterdam

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?

All Ages

I'm Michalis, experienced enthusiastic guitar teacher and professional guitarist. My acoustic guitar lessons in Rotterdam 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!

All Styles

The lessons may cover a variety of music styles such as Jazz, Pop, Blues and Singer Songwriter music. Play your favourite songs or start composing, producing and recording your own music now! Sign up for a trial lesson!

Lesson Location

I live directly in the center of Rotterdam and all the students are delighted about the easy accessibility and central location of my studio.

  • Tram 4, stop Bloemkwekersstraat, 1 minute walk
  • Metro station Eendrachtsplein 4 minutes walk
  • Rotterdam Central Station - 10 minutes walk

What to expect?

Relaxed atmosphere, reading music, chords, finger style - finger picking, plectrum, strumming, tabs, good posture, (Electric Guitar: software, effects, how to use pedals,) solos, accompaniments, song writing, basis music theory, improvisation.


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, loops and samples unit. The lessons on Ableton can either be independent of the guitar lessons or combined alongside our guitar and music learning process.

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

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 meantime 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

  • At teacher's location
  • Online


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Czech
  • Greek

Cheerful and great 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.

Music with Passion!

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!

Inspiring Guitar Teacher!

Michalis is an enthusiastic, patient and inspiring guitar teacher! He manages to share his musicality and passion for the guitar very well. Moreover, Michalis comes up with good tips and tricks for building up the basics of my guitar-playing. It is great learning under his tutelage. I highly recommend Michalis to everyone!

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!

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!

Super exciting!

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 Guitar Teacher in Rotterdam!

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.

Fun and productive!

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!

Transition from acoustic to electric guitar!

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.

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!

Awesome Teacher!

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!

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!

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.

The best I ever met!

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!

Great and fun 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!

Joy to learning guitar!

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

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!