About Mike Barna
Guitarist and composer Mike Barna received his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and his Master of Music from Cleveland State University. With over twenty years of teaching experience he teaches students of all ages in styles including rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, traditional and folk as well as composition, songwriting and improvisation. His teaching emphasizes the importance of music fundamentals including knowledge of notes (scales and chords), rhythm, reading, theory and ear training in addition to technique. At the same time, an individual approach is taken to meet the interests and needs of each student. He has recorded and performed with various groups in genres including acoustic, rock, jazz-fusion, and avant-garde/experimental music.