I teach private lessons in Albuquerque, NM and New York City.  Due to increasing demand, I now offer Skype/Facetime lessons worldwide. 

Due to expanding my business and home into two cities, my schedule is changing!  Serious students of all ages and styles are welcome to schedule themselves here:

Skype Lessons

Study from the comfort of your home, wherever you are located!

NOTE: All Skype lessons are $50/45 minutes

New York Studio Lessons

Michiko Rehearsal Studios, centrally located at 149 West 46th Street  in Times Square

RATES: $75/hr, $60/45 minutes, $45/30 minutes

New Mexico Studio Lessons

I teach out of my father’s former studio in Albuquerque, centrally located at 6022 Constitution near the Louisican exit on I-25

RATES: $50/hr, $40/45 minutes, $30/30 minutes

“Maase is a Master Instructor” -Guitar World

I am a full-time professional guitarist with over a decade of teaching experience at all experience levels, ages and styles. I have been teaching professionally since age seventeen, have traveled across the country with jazz groups, metal bands, country bands, and everything in between, and hold a degree in guitar performance from the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program.  I am the managing editor of Guitar Dad Publications, which is partnering with Mascot Books to release my father’s posthumous guidebook for guitarists, Music Theory You Can Use.

Teaching at UNT 2011
Leading a composition workshop at the University of North Texas

I my years as a performer ~and~ an educator, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to play, and even more about what it means to teach.

I believe that the instrument is for everyone, that the right attention from a caring teacher can open doors that a student might otherwise think are shut forever, and that all music–be it Bach, Led Zeppelin, or BB King–can be a tool for developing a lifelong relationship with the guitar.

I have overseen students from their first notes to their first performances onstage and beyond, have helped budding professionals fill in the gaps in their music theory, and have helped correct technique that has caused students to give up the instrument due to frustration or physical pain. Many of my students have gone on to study music at reputable universities, and I have also helped actors and vocalists on Broadway and on the road with big-name acts hone their instrumental skills.

I believe that your music is YOUR MUSIC, and as a result my teaching style is a bit more unorthodox than most. I believe in working with each student to develop a custom-tailored course of study so that you can get where YOU need to go. All styles and experience levels welcome. No genre is too foreign and no hands are too large or too small.