A Chat with The Mike Keeney Guitar School
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
These lessons are more like the “fine dining” of private instruction. Each student is given a custom analysis based on their goals and musical preference. We then carve out a road map for playing the guitar by learning new songs each week based on their interests.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students need to only bring a guitar! Lesson materials such as sheet music, method books for beginners, and folders will be provided. The studio is stocked with guitar and bass amplifiers.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love the guitar. From Spanish Classical to Folk to Progressive, I play in many different styles every day. I’m also a people person, so it feels like a duty to share my guitar experience and wisdom with the world. I love to play and help people “decode” the mysteries of music while also having fun.
What do you love most about your job?
To inspire people and help them build more confidence. An absolute beginner can soon feel like a musician. A student who’s been playing for 30 years and who feels “stuck” can be reinvigorated. We all unite through our love of the music.