Name: Salt Lake City Guitar Lessons. Descripton:Mike Paine, Instructor at Salt Lake City Guitar Lessons, has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Guitar Performance From the University of Utah. He has been playing guitar and performing for over 20 years and has played for international recording artist, Alex Boyé as well as a few American Idol finalists. In addition to recording with several "A-list" Nashville-based musicians, Mike has entertained audiences all across the world, and has also received training from GottaSing Vocal Studios. He has experience in all styles of music including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Country, Alternative, Pop, Funk, Classical and Broadway. In addition, Mike has a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, and now teaches Guitar Lessons in the Salt Lake City, Utah Area! Mike’s philosophy and approach to playing the guitar is simple. Start by learning the songs and style you want to play. The reason so many people give up playing the guitar is because they start by learning things on the guitar that they are not yet interested in. It is hard when you have to learn the guitar in this way. Because it is hard, people tend to give up on playing. It doesn’t have to be that way. Mike will start by teaching you the basic chords necessary to play songs that you want to learn to play. You will be required to learn at least one song per month. In addition, Mike will also teach the player scales, theory and techniques, so that it will be easier to learn, compose, improvise to, and/or arrange songs that you are interested in. Some things you will learn: Music Theory for the guitarRhythm and strumming techniques, Finger picking and Hybrid pickingPerformance TechniqueSinging while playing the guitarStage PresenceImprovisation and basic to advanced lead guitarReading tablature, standard notation and chords as they relate to sheet musicHow to play and perform with other musiciansAcoustic and/or electric guitarComposition and songwritingVisit http://www.saltlakecityguitarlessons.com for more information! Rating of 5.0000 based on 2 reviews.