Guitar Lessons with Micah Beverly
GUITAR LESSONS FOR ADULTS
Acoustic & Electric | Beginner & Advanced | Pop+Rock+Blues
– 20 Student Max –
LEARN: Weekly – Full Hour
PRACTICE: 24/7 Website & Teacher Access
PLAY: Monthly Group Jam Sessions
Lessons on: Tue~Wed~Thu 9am-9pm
“I’ve made huge strides in just one year. Micah went above and beyond helping me buy my first electric off craigslist.”
“Micah is an incredibly patient teacher who is flexible with topics and adjusts well to students individual interests.”
(Ray & 101)
9am – 9pm
“I’ve got a lot of awesome guitars…now I know how to play awesome songs on them!”
“Within a year I went from intermediate to advanced! Now I know soloing, modes, scales, and chords inside and out.”
At 14, I picked up my first guitar. After a 2 month beginning guitar class in high School, I taught myself the rest. By 16, I was writing my own music and had formed my own band. In 2005, I started singing and went solo.
"Worlds Best Looper Contest"
Original Songs – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Songwriter, Band Leader
In my first 15 years as a guitarist, I played in several bands and experienced winning 5 different Battle of the Bands contests. I played some big shows, opened for Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Lifehouse, Dishwalla, and played live on LA’s famous 95.5 KLOS Mark & Brian radio show. Fortunately, I avoided some shady offers and contracts, but unfortunately, I experienced the music “business” deep enough to see how broken it is. I decided I wanted to do music on my own terms and at my own pace, so I went solo in 2005 and never looked back!
Original & Cover Songs – Acoustic Singer/Songwriter, Looper
In 2009 I competed and won Alice Cooper’s “Proof is in the Pudding” contest here in Arizona. Winning meant I got to perform in front of 4,500 people at the Dodge/Comerica Theatre for the annual “Christmas Pudding” show. It was an interesting experience to play alongside Lita Ford, Dee Snider, Roger Clyne, and, of course, Alice himself. Another personal highlight was being chosen as one of six finalists in the US to compete at BOSS’s “World’s Best Looper” contest in 2010. I placed 2nd, won a lot of cool BOSS gear, and had an amazing experience! I’m more interested in teaching than gigging these days, but you can find me performing at the Phoenix Film Festival each year.
“I’m having a blast with my new guitar skills. Micah is great about keeping me on track with laser like focus on topics I need.”
“Awesome guitar and music teacher! This man knows his stuff and knows how to break things down into an understandable format.”
“Micah actually teaches theory better than any music instructor I’ve encountered during a decade of playing clarinet!”
“I feel like I know the guitar inside and out. I thought music theory was going to be difficult, but Micah has made it easy.”
Some topics we could cover
- Open Chords, Notes, Vocabulary
- 100’s of Fun Easy Songs
- Reading TAB & Notes
- Key of C and G chords
- Strumming & Fingerpicking
- How to Listen for chord changes
- Bar Chords
- Chords in Keys
- Major Scale
- Pentatonic Scale
- Soloing Techniques
- Speed Drills
- Mixing Pentatonics
- Songs by Ear
- Exotic Scales
I charge about the same as local music stores and other independent teachers, but offer many more features (see chart below).
- Most Other Teachers & Small Stores – 30min – This is a marketing trick: offer less time so the price looks lower. Small music stores and independent teachers will charge $25-$50 for 30min lessons ($100-$200/mo), which would be equivalent to $200-$400/mo for 60min lessons. Also, I can tell you from experience, it is VERY hard to get any real learning done in half hour sessions.
- Large Music Stores – 60min – Yeah, you know that store I’m talking about. They charge around $220/mo for hour lessons, but they lack consistency in their instructors, customization of curriculum, and many other features I offer.
- Guitar High – 60+min – $250/mo plus all the extra awesomeness. My rate is based on about $60 a lesson. I say ‘lesson’ not ‘hour’ because I often spend extra time with students when our schedules allow. Also, since months fluctuate with 4 or 5 lessons, I charge a flat $250/mo, even if there are 5 of your lesson day that month. I take pride in going above and beyond traditional guitar lessons and typical guitar teachers for my students. My motto is: We don’t watch the clock, we watch your progress.
There are definitely some great teachers out there, but there are some horror stories too, as told by some of my students! Look for a teacher that’s the right fit for you. If you think that’s me, request a lesson.
I love what I do, and I want you to love learning the guitar! – Micah