Private Lessons

In addition to performing regularly, I also teach private lessons both in person and over the internet.  

My approach to teaching is personalized, decidedly non-authoritarian, and a bit unorthodox.  I tailor my curriculum to match each individual student's personality and goals.  I help the student nurture their personal relationship with music and give them the tools to help them individually shine, whether it be through writing, performing, or recording.  

I do not offer grades or levels, but I will encourage a student to record or perform live with me when they feel ready.   Music is about experiencing joy, self expression, stress relief, connection, and fun.  It teaches us that competency is a cumulative result of incremental actions and competition should only be with one's self.  

Music, to me, is a lifelong pursuit.  I have been performing since I was very young and I have a lifetime of experience to offer in:

  • instruments - guitar, bass, piano

  • voice - range, technique, style

  • musicianship - reading/writing, theory, ear training

  • performance - preparation, intention, execution

  • songwriting - idea capture, development, collaboration

  • recording - approaches, equipment

I train the whole musician, externally (technique, instrumental craft) and internally (ear training, knowledge, concentration, vocabulary and improvisation).  

In person, I give private lessons in and around the Hong Kong area.  Otherwise, I am happy to let technology bridge the gap. 

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Join me on Yousician!  My profile name is MikeNull.  You can connect, follow, or add me as your teacher.. all for free!

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To BEGIN, please tell me about yourself:

"No written word nor spoken plea..
Can teach young minds what one should be..
Not all the books on all the shelves..
But what teachers ARE, themselves.”

"No written word nor spoken plea.. Can teach young minds what one should be.. Not all the books on all the shelves.. But what teachers ARE, themselves.”

Whatever you do, even if you don’t choose to include me in your musical journey, please begin! Music has done nothing but enrich my life and I wish you the same blessing.  There is undeniable evidence that music creates a happier life!

Mwnwn
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ”

— Bruce Lee

A thread from the Hong Kong Moms Facebook group.

A thread from the Hong Kong Moms Facebook group.