- Hourly rate $55
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 2
1st lesson free!
Over 20 years experience, teaching all styles of music and personalised lessons to suit your needs.
About the lesson
My lessons are based on your needs, so I will take the time listen to what you want to learn. I have a large database of songs, exercises and techniques and will use my resources to tailor make lessons specifically for you.
My lessons can involve the following:
Warm up exercises (to develop strength in your hands)
Simplifying Music theory (so you understand how it applies to the guitar)
Developing correct guitar techniques (picking, strumming, learning scales etc)
Learning a song that the student wishes to learn (so you can play real music!)
I can teach a broad range of musical styles and the focus is to help you become a better musician. I have over 20 years teaching experience and have also taken students for AMEB exams.
My teaching style is friendly, flexible and encouraging. I also want to make you feel as comfortable as possible, so you get the most from your lessons.
A typical lesson is 30 minutes however, an hour is also available if needed.
I have a Bachelor of Music and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I have experience teaching students as young as 4 to mature students in their 60s so I can cater to all age groups.
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric guitar
- All Levels
I have an inherent love and passion for music, and as a teacher, I always strive to provide the highest quality of lessons to my students. I consider myself to be patient, friendly and have a great sense of humour!
I have a Bachelor of Music and a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I also play in a Beatles tribute band in Melbourne.
I have experience teaching students as young as four, to mature students in their 60s, so I can cater my lessons to all age groups. I tailor my lessons based on YOUR needs, and my goal is to make your experience thoroughly enjoyable! All my students are unique, and I keep track of your progress to plan each lesson to help you progress smoothly and with no stress.
A lesson is generally 30 minutes however, an hour is also available. A typical session could include warm up exercises, music theory (so you can understand how it applies to the guitar) , correct guitar techniques (picking, strumming, etc) and of course helping you learn and play REAL songs!
Playing the guitar is my passion and I would like to make it yours by sharing my skills and knowledge with you! The best time is to start your musical journey is NOW!!
I had the pleasure of being Michael's guitar student through 2020 in conjunction with my vocational training.
Michael is an incredibly intuitive teacher who tailors his teaching style and methods to suit the individual needs of his students. He is a patient and nurturing mentor that helped me overcome hurdles and difficulties I encountered as I progressed as a guitarist.
Michael has a vast and comprehensive knowledge of musical theory which he incorporates in his lessons in a way that is easy to digest and practically relevant to guitarist of all levels and musical persuasions. He well suited of absolute beginners who are at the very beginning of their journey at a musician, all the way through to competent and skilled guitarist who are seeking to push the boundaries of their craft.
Michael is well versed in a very broad varieties of genres, playing styles and techniques. He helped me hone my skills in my preferred genres and exposed me to new styles and techniques that have elevated my playing further and faster that I ever expected.
As a teacher and a mentor, Michael is unfailingly professional in his approach to his lessons, all the while, maintaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. He is attentive to his students' needs and goals and is incredibly supportive.
I could not recommend Michael highly enough!!
I am a professional musician and have spent many years in the music industry. I have come across many educators in my time within Australia and overseas and have to say Michael Burke is one of the greatest role models I have come across.
He holds a wealth of knowledge within all things musical.
He is someone who is highly respected in his field. Michael is an amazing role model, supporter, coach and just an outright legend to work with.
He is calm, patient and will go above and beyond to explain things in great detail if needed.
I see Michael as a mentor above all because of his caring and supportive nature! Michael Burke has given me so much confidence over the years because he encourages and believes in my talents!
Michael, thanks again. You really are a Gem! I don’t have enough stars to give you!! ️
I am the guitarist, one of the students who was taught by the distinguished professor and artist, Mike.
That's when I was a student at Kangan Institute in the music industry department.
It was the most important and happiest period in my artistic and musical life because this wonderful person gave me a lot of his musical skills with sincerity and dedication. As he is a capable musician and possesses great skills in playing and technical in all styles of music for guitar + comprehensive music theory + vocals.
And most important of all, he has more care for the students than they do by following them up on all the details without feeling tired or bored.
I would also like to give a big thanks for teaching me music, as I now have good skills and technique in playing guitar and singing at the same time.
I in turn advise everyone to hurry up to register with guitar teacher Michael Burke because it is an important opportunity that you should not miss.
Hi future guitar hero’s and Rock Stars to be.
My name is Bert and I have known Michael for more than 10 years.
Michael was recently my Music Teacher and Mentor at Kangan Institute for my Diploma of Music Industry in which I proudly Graduated this year in February 2022.
Michael is a very professional music teacher that has a lot of patience with his students. Michael has a vast knowledge of all genres of music, what you don’t know Michael will teach you.
Michael is a very honest and trustworthy person.
Who puts in his all, helping his students reach their potential goals to achieve what they want to learn in music.
Michael is an A grade guitarist who also plays full time, live shows and runs his own Beatles Tribute Show.
When things become difficult to achieve in music , Michael will always be right beside you 110% of the way, to make sure that you can reach your goal in a polite and kind way.
If you have a low self esteem Michael will pick you up and build your confidence, as he has done for myself and many, many other students I’ve known and seen Michael teach.
Michael isn’t just a teacher, his also a motivator, with Michael you will always get your moneys worth in lessons.
I strongly recommend Michael as a Guitar and Music teacher to all, from beginners to professional.
Michael has a solid knowledge of Music Theory and Teaching all aspects of Practicality and Music Industry knowledge.
If you want to learn Guitar, Michael is an A grade guitarist, he taught myself and hundreds of other students that I have performed with and watched grow through Michael.
Some of Michael’s students have made it into the charts and other professional endeavors within the music Industry.
Michael is not just a teacher, his an awesome person with a polite and professional attitude.
Michael is a friend that has helped me achieve my musical goals and endeavours many times.
So what are you waiting for?
Grab some lessons from Michael and watch yourself grow as a guitarist and musician.
Thank you !
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- 10h: $550
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