Michael Pickstone - Guitar Teacher
Contact Michael Pickstone
Michael can provide guitar lessons in Bury, Lancashire and also in Manchester.
Michael was bought his first guitar at just 8 years old after hearing a famous classic rock song at a family wedding. Since he got the music bug, he was playing and singing all throughout his teens he began to quickly win talent shows and local battle of the bands with his rapidly growing newfound skill. He then dreamed of being taught by the best tutors in the business, and undertook his studies at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. During his time there, Michael honed his performance skills to perfection, receiving tuition from expert tutors and industry professionals such as Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper) and Jamie Humphries (Guitar Techniques magazine/Total Guitar Magazine) and has even had his guitar skills approved by ‘The Stranglers’.
Since Michael graduated with a Higher Diploma in music practice in 2007 he has been one of the most sought after guitarists in the northwest appearing on stages with acts such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Roisin Murphy. Michael has recently travelled the world as a cruise ship guitarist for a year and had his private performance well and truly praised by guests such as Gordon Burns from Northwest Tonight News at the Princes Trust evening.
Michael has 7 years of teaching experience under his belt (when he started to teach fellow classmates even before graduation!). Students have come to him as complete beginners and have been able to play their first gig within a year! Having been taught by some of the worlds best guitar tutors, Michael with his wealth of knowledge and ‘tailored-to-you’ teaching sessions ensures you get the best results in the the fastest possible time! Whatever your level of skill. Novice or seasoned rocker, feel free to get in touch!
Guitar lessons available Bury, Manchester, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham and Stockport areas.