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About Michael Lanier
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Columbia, SC
Instructs: Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, String Bass, Ukulele
Education: Master's degree in Music Education from Liberty University/ Bachelor's degree in Music from Columbia International University
Performance Experience: Performer with the music studio of Lee Lanier since 2001/ Featured performer at Columbia International University's homecoming since 2017/ Wedding musician since 2016/ Various youth and worship bands from 2009-2017
Teaching Experience: Teaching self-employed since 2013/ Music and Arts teacher since 2019/ Teacher at Camp Sandy Cove from 2015-2016
Teaching Philosophy: In the classroom, I try to keep things light and fun while also communcating the clear goals that we are working toward. Fundamentals first, I attempt to develop not just an instrument-player, but the whole musician. I do not assign exercises or a specific amount of practice time: in doing so, I give the student trust, but also responsibility, when it comes to practice.
Get to know Michael Lanier
Hi there! I’m Michael Lanier, and I love teaching music! I'm a lifelong musician of multiple instruments, and I've been teaching since 2013. I hold a bachelor's degree in music, and a master's degree in music education. I teach a variety of instruments, both common and obscure, across a diverse array of styles and genres. In recent years I've developed alternate teaching methods for online lessons to ensure that they are just as successful as in-person studies. I've taught ages five to sixty-five, and I love getting to know my students in order to get them playing what they want to play and to accommodate their personal learning styles. My top two goals for my students are to have fun and get results.
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