Guitar Lessons For Beginners & Beyond

• Frustrated with your current level of guitar playing? • Tired of not seeing results from hours of practicing? • Confused about what to practice to reach your goals?

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 overcome this frustration. I can show you how to eliminate these roadblocks. 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 look forward to my lessons every week, emensely. It's a great atmosphere here in the studio. It's like going to the spa for me, literally. I leave the class feeling really relaxed which is one of the greatest benifits for me."
"Mickey is great at analyzing where you are at and giving you the appropriate steps to get you to your next plateau, which is quite a skill, to be able to give you just enough, or to dial you back in a certain way. I found it very helpful. If I'm ever frustrated he gives me the formula to just move around that and then keep going, which is really important."

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 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.


"I've improved night and day from where I started and could barely play a note or chord, or didn't know where to put my hands, to playing "While My Guitar Gently weeps". Understanding chord structure and rhythm has helped me open my eyes to music a lot more than I ever have before".
"I find it's the thing I look forward to most during the week. I get exctied, I get my guitar ready ahead of time so I'm not late. It's the thing that motivates me most during the week. I also find it helps me with everything else in life. It's fantastic to come here."

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!


"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."

What Students Are Saying

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