Guitar Lessons For Beginners & Beyond

• Are you frustrated with your current level of guitar playing?

• Are you tired of not seeing results from hours of practicing?

• Do you feel confused about what to practice to reach your goals?

• Do you ever feel that only “talented” people can become great guitarists?

Progess Today

If you have answered yes to any of the above then you are not alone. I once felt the same way as you. There is a way to over come this frustration. Read on to find out how you can eliminate these road blocks. I have helped many people just like you and I am confident I can help you as well!

At Ottawa Guitar Studio you get…


A dedicated guitar instructor and mentor that will coach you through each step. Someone who knows how to motivate and help you understand that you really can do this.


A proven learning system designed to take a student from beginner all the way through to the professional level on the guitar. What ever your level, be sure that you can jump in and start having fun right away!


A customized practice plan that takes the thinking out of what to practice next. This is your road map to success. Most other guitar teachers don’t do this. Your practice plan evolves depending on your goals and your current level on the guitar.


Progress tracking that ensures you to see your progress moving forward daily. You will actually be able log and watch your improvement as you continue to grow into the guitar player of your dreams. Fast.


"I found Mickey on the web, read his site and really liked the focused on structured learning, making it fun, but learning the fundamentals properly."

Mickey combines his deep music knowledge with natural teaching ability. He makes the learning fun and takes a genuine interest in my progress. Through his help, I have been able to correct gaps in my playing technique. 

I have a much better sense of rhythm and timing and I am now able to apply my learning to play songs that carry the sound and feel of the original. I highly recommend sessions with Mickey to anyone who is serious about wanting to get the most out of their guitar playing. He gets you focused on the right areas to practice and really improve. Hearing the progress is very satisfying."

The teacher matters

Goal oriented practice

There is a saying that goes “practice makes perfect,” but the truth is, “perfect practice makes perfect.” Knowing how and what to practice with a goal in mind is what gets real results, fast.

Having the right teacher to guide you and keep you on the path towards your guitar playing goals is an essential element to your success. Having a mentor to quickly answer questions that arise will keep you motivated and moving forward.

Most guitar teachers will not have proven systems in place. They wing their lessons on the spot and nothing ever gets documented or measured. With most guitar teachers there is no curriculum, no goal setting, no organizational or practice-time management instructions.

Guitar lessons are not always the same from teacher to teacher, and it can be hard to find a great guitar instructor with a road map to your success, a deep passion for the instrument and for sharing their love of it. This helps fuel your desire to reach your goals. The flame should be passed on from your teacher to you. This way you gain confidence and a passion that once ignited, will last a lifetime.

"Not having a musical back ground and taking up guitar later in life, I lack a lot of the fundamentals. Lessons with Mickey are laying the foundation required to become a better player. I can see evidence already of my skills improving and correcting bad habits I have developed over time. I look forward to going to the lessons as Mickey has an easy way about his teaching method that makes the lesson enjoyable.

What sets lessons with Mickey apart from other teachers I have had is that he focuses on you as the student. He doesn't rush you along and makes sure that he helps you correct any difficulties You are having. His lessons are structured and easy to master if you take the time to practice. He provides you with a structured practice plan to help you focus your energies. Time is not wasted and I always feel that I made a great decision signing up with him."


"I keep going to Mickey because he was the first person to actually take the time to find out what level I was at as a guitar player and in what areas I needed to improve."

Your guide to avoid common pitfalls

Learn fast and efficiently

When I say fast I do mean fast! You will have fun and make progress right away. But massive guitar playing success is incremental and comes within weeks and months and years. The reason results with me are FAST is because you will avoid years or decades of practicing haphazardly, avoid common bad habbits and pitfalls, avoid spending money on inadequate teachers, avoid spending money on materials like books, DVD’s while frustratingly trying to teach yourself.

When you find youself in those common pitfalls what usually ends up happening is that you never leave the “beginner” stages of playing the guitar. I know people who have played for 20 and 30 years and are still at a very basic level on this instrument. Totally unnecessary! I have experienced many of the same obstacles that keep us at the beginner level on guitar. Why? Because I did not have the knowledge or the right teacher to help me do it any differently. How is it that we can have so much guitar learning information available to us online and everywhere else but yet so many people still stay at a basic level?

The reason is this: with no order to it can be completely overwhelming. How are we supposed to structure our goals out of all this chaos, with no guidance, and no one to correct our mistakes? If you have no coach correcting your mistakes you will become… better at the mistakes!!!

What Students Are Saying

Regimented and fun lessons create success for all Ottawa Guitar Studio members

Since starting...

I have a better understanding of playing in time, and changing to the beat. My chord changes have become more fluid and smooth. I have also learned new strumming techniques. Because the lessons are so enjoyable, I am also more dedicated to practicing what I have learned at home

David T


Overcoming my walls

When Mickey put on additional drum tracks and played along, it felt like playing in a real band and making real music. The instructor "Mickey" is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the lessons are definitely worth it.

Andrew Ng


Advancing Quickly

Mickey has improved my rhythm, timing, and strumming in the short time I have been with him. I look forward every week to my lesson and enjoy leaning something new from Mickey. This is my very first time with a guitar teacher and I would highly recommend Mickey.

Jim O