"can't believe how much, how fast my lil rockstar is learning! Michael has an incredible way of teaching & connecting with his students - young & old, new or proficient... The price is right & he is a fabulous instructor! "
- Tyra (Sebastian's mom)
Hey mike this is Kenneth Fiske my mom used to enroll me in lessons with you a looooong time ago. i just want to say you are the best. i want to let you see what some of your former students have been doing. I played HUGE shows in every venue in denver including red rocks and the pepsi center. i even had a rep from Epic/Sony records fly me to NYC to record a album for them. i could not have had this opportunity if it was not for you. even though my life has moved on with a wife and child of my own now i am forever great full for the things you have taught me. if you are curious i will provide you with some links for the music i have created. thank you mike.
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Michael, you are a genius teacher/player. I believe you can help anyone advance no matter how much ability they already possess.
"Mike Chodosh is the best person you could ever learn to play guitar from. He has taught me what is right and what is wrong. He will make you the musician you have always wanted to be..." -Kenny
( Ion/ The Crimson Red/ Spare the Legion)
"My kids and I have been taking guitar lessons from Michael for about 10 years. Michael strikes a perfect balance between continuously teaching you new music and guitar concepts, techniques, and theory while making a lesson and the experience truly enjoyable. As a performing musician himself, Michael is also in touch with the music industry and just about any genre, and he is always looking for ways to leverage his experiences to take his students to the next level."
- Karl E.
I am a student of Michael's and honestly feel that I couldn't have picked a better guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable in all styles and techniques of guitar, he cares about every student and enjoys teaching and makes it fun to learn. He is very patient and teaches at the student's level and pace, but still will challenge you to improve and try new things. Fantastic teacher all the way around!
Amazing teacher and a very fun to be around guy. Gives you the opportunity to learn what you want to play and teaches you the importance of theory in correlation to what you're learning. Very organized lesson plans. One of my favorite things about taking lessons from Michael is the opportunity to participate in learning a new song every week with a group of other students.
- Collin E.
My son (age 15) has been taking weekly lessons with Michael for about a year and a half, and we couldn't be more pleased. Not only is Michael an amazing guitarist, but he is also a great instructor. We have tried other instructors in the past, and no one compares to the level of skill and dedication to the students that Michael offers. My son's guitar abilities have grown tremendously, and he has had fun in the process. The combination of one on one instruction and group setting has been very
enjoyable and rewarding.
- Elizabeth P.
"I have been taking private/group lessons from Michael for several years. He is a fine musician, songwriter and teacher and he has been instrumental in my becoming a much better guitar player than I thought possible. He mixes theory and playing in ways that make a logical progression to learning and performing. He is patient, caring and keeps his students advancing at a pace that they can maintain and advance their skills constantly." -Ron W.
"I started with Michael a few months ago and have been very happy with the progress I have been making so far. Michael is a fantastic teacher for both adults and kids and in the group lessons I see his uncanny ability to keep kids focused, on track, and motivated to play. He's got some serious budding guitarists with him. With me he's been able to zoom in on certain issues I've had over the years (I'm no beginner, been playing off an on for a long time), and is giving me the confidence to grow as a musician. He's surprised me more than a few times on the depth of his musical knowledge, and always keeps the classes fun and interesting. I know he does private lessons but I highly recommend the mix of group and private because we all learn from each other. I've suffered the doldrums with guitar over my life and Michael has definitely broken me out of them."
- George E.
"I recently purchased an acoustic guitar and wanted to take lessons. The store I purchased the guitar from offered a free group lesson. This lesson is where I met Michael. After taking the lesson and watching how he handled a group of adults and children, I knew he was the instructor for me. He should a large amount of patience and a lot of encouragement for everyone. I started taking group/private lessons with him and have learned a lot in a short time. I like how he teaches the basics and has you pick a song you want to learn and includes that in your lesson. His rates are reasonable and I am loving my lessons. I would recommend him to students of any age. His encouragement has shown me that you are never to old to learn to play as long as you play from your heart!"
- Laura B.
"I started taking lessons with Michael Chodosh to learn music theory and reading music. In the time I have worked with Michael, I have learned a lot. When I began lessons, I didn't know scales or modes, knew only basic chords and wasn't able to read sheet music. In addition to that, I was barely able to follow tablature. Michael has taught me about all of those items and more. Lessons with Michael are a lot of fun. There is always great interaction between students so that newer students can learn from both Michael and from other students while becoming comfortable with learning about the guitar. Deciding to take lessons from Michael was a great decision. I've thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play the guitar."
"My introduction to Michael came when he sat in with a band I was playing with....I was so blown away by his playing, I ended up taking lessons from him.
Michael has helped open up new frontiers in playing and theory for me without ever making me feel like a dummy for not knowing things. One of the best things about him is that his teaching style makes students feel comfortable, but also challenged.
Michael has the experience, patience, and knowledge to help everybody from beginners to working professionals learn and improve. Heck, he even taught me to sing my first legitimate vocal harmony.
Time with Michael Chodosh is time well spent!"
- David F.
"Micheal is the best resource for any professional musician. His grasp of theory and approach to composition are phenomenal. I have never stumped him with a question, and I come up with some doozies, like "How do I approach the flat 2 chord of a G phrygian major and how does it relate to the harmonic minor scale. I think you get the point. Michael keeps me focused and has shown me many ways to keep my playing fresh and fun. "
- Greg Ashby.
"Dear Mr. Chodosh,
I am Joe Mott’s little sister. I have to say that you did an excellent job on telling how my brother proceeded from you onto Berklee. When I read the article it made me cry, just thinking about him and all the things he accomplished was
so. . . . INSPIRING! I only wish that I had half the talent he has. Joe always believed in me and what I wanted to do. I have had a secret passion to play the drums for a while now, and Joe is the only one I ever really told and came to for help with trying to learn how to play. Joe says, “the one thing you need to know in order to play an instrument, is how to read music. The one thing you need to have in order to play an instrument is passion!” Passion is something he had for music, and still has it. He learned a lot from you. I just wanted to tell you how I felt about your article and how I thought about Joe when I read it! "
- Jackie Mott