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Mike K


Teaches Guitar

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About Mike K

Mike Kohary has loved music since he was a small child, and used to 
spend hours singing along to his mom’s Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Beach 
Boys and Fleetwood Mac records. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, 
Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck and Eddie Van Halen, Mike took up the guitar in 
high school and has never looked back. He studied with Pacific Northwest 
luminaries Jay Roberts and Scott Lindenmuth, and quickly became 
proficient at playing rock, jazz and blues styles. Mike also studied 
music theory and composition under the tutelage of Gloria Swisher and 
Nancy Matesky, among others. He played guitar for the Shoreline Jazz 
Choir under the leadership of renowned session musician Terry Lauber, 
and then moved on to major in music composition at the University of 
Washington. He’s played in a variety of bands over the years, and enjoys 
sharing the joys of learning the instrument with others.

Mike's teaching method is to blend knowledge (what to do) and 
application (when, how and why to do it), providing a broad foundation 
of guitar playing skills that revolve around an individual student's 
musical tastes and preferences.  Lessons are tailored individually to 
demonstrate how the guitar skills students learn have been used in the 
student's favorite songs, an approach that encourages motivation while 
facilitating rapid improvement on the instrument.
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