Private Lessons

Reserve a month of lessons for $125 a month. Payment is due your first lesson of the month. I do offer flexible make-up times. During months with five weeks, you get that fifth week free.

Pay as you go lesson rates:

  • 30 mins: $50 per lesson
  • 60 mins: $70 per lesson

Free Trial Lesson

I offer a free trial lesson to help decide if you are ready for guitar lessons. Call me (Mike) to schedule one: (810) 471-0626


I teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 4-9 PM.

I occasionally can schedule one-time “pay as you go” lessons on other days, depending on my gig schedule and child care/family responsibilities.


Payment for a month of lessons is collected on the first lesson of the month. I accept cash, check, Paypal, or credit card (via Square). I charge a 3% fee for credit card transitions.

Make-up policy

I schedule make-up times when availability opens, and sometimes on Sundays afternoons from 1-3 PM (depending on my gig schedule and childcare responsibilities).

Excluding sudden illness, please offer 24-hour notice if you cannot make it to a lesson! No-shows are not guaranteed a make-up lesson.


Q: Where do we park?
Dixboro Guitar has parking on our 1/2 acre back lot! Please park to the right of the garage.

Q: May I schedule a make-up if we can’t make our original lesson appointment?
Yes, as long as we can fit it during my scheduled teaching times. Please call my cell at (810) 471-0626 and give 24-hour notice. If you are sick, let’s reschedule.

Q: May I get a refund if we have to miss our original lesson appointment?
No, but I will mark in my schedule to hold a make-up lesson slot for you in the future.

Q: We have two members of our family who would like to take lessons. May we book for the hour rate discount?
Yes! I offer the hour rate to families with multiple students.

Q: In the summer, we would like to continue guitar lessons, but also have vacations planned. Can you still hold our spot?
I understand the need to take vacations. Let’s chat to make it work.

Q: Do you make home visits for lessons?
I do a very limited number of home lesson visits in Washtenaw County, Canton, Plymouth, or Brighton. Home visit lessons must be scheduled for an hour, and are $100 a lesson.

Q: Is Lois, your dog, kept behind doors in the house?
Yes, Lois is very friendly, but she is kept in her own quarters away from the studio; my studio has its own entrance in the back of the house.