I grew up in Portland, OR and played piano for 8 years. I graduated from Oregon State University in 1996 with a degree in Marketing. I was comissioned into the Air Force in 1996 as a second lieutenant and purchased my first guitar not long after joining. I spent 18 years in the Air Force in various positions in the space and missile career field. I have been stationed in California, Montana, Colorado and Kansas. I deployed to Iraq in the winter of 2004. I retired in 2014 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I started teaching guitar part time following retirement. I have consistently had students since, but did not decided to pursue teaching full time until recently. I currently have 11 students and am looking to build up to 40 or so students. I am very professional and patient with my students and have been complimented on a relaxed and individually tailored learning experience.
Mike C. has over 2 years of music experience in the Monument area.
Professional Guitar Certificate - Berklee College of Music (Online), projected 2016; Master of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Administration - University of Great Falls, MT 2001; Bachelor of Arts - Marketing and Business Administration - Oregon State University, OR 1996
I have been consistently performing in rock cover bands since 2006. I have played hundreds of shows over the years. My current band is called Region 5. I perform weekly as part of a jam night house band. I also have quite a bit of experience public speaking. In the Air Force I have presented to General Officers as well as members of Congress.
I have experience in the Air Force teaching at many different levels. I spent three years with the Army teaching at the graduate level for the Army Command and General Staff College. I started teaching guitar lessons part time after I retired from the Air Force in 2014.
Lessons Locations: In StudioIn Home
"I am the owner of a local music venue and have had the pleasure to work with Michael on several projects and he is a true pleasure to work with. We have recently hired him to manage our Jam Nights at our business and he has been extremely professional and has done a great job with overseeing this successful event. I will be working with him on several up and coming projects as well. He is an excellent team player and is very professional in courteous when will dealing with challenges or proposing new ideas and suggestions. He is an extremely talented musician and is very patient when working to understand others and is an excellent teacher." Derek Banderas wrote at Saturday, Dec. 03rd 2016
Need additional options?
Please call 877.483.2248 for an instructor near you.
(many profiles are set to private)