Private Lessons

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Private Lessons are available:

  • In-person at our Downtown Milford lesson studio
  • Online via video chat
  • Combination of both in-person and online as needed.

Whether in-person or online, all of our private lesson students receive personalized instruction from our top-notch instructors, and have access to our online learning platform, which includes:

  • 24/7 access to online practice log and lesson plans
  • Secure chat system to contact your instructor
  • Online recording studio, for real-time remote recording during and outside of lessons.

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Lessons at Michigan Rock School keep students engaged by combining a fun environment, peer support through group rehearsals and performances, and a curriculum centered on personal musical interests. This builds confident students who feel successful, so they want to play more, they stick with their instruments, and reap the long-term benefits of playing music.

Private lessons at Michigan Rock School are available on guitar, drums, bass, piano/keyboard, and voice in weekly 30-minute or 60-minute sessions.


It could be a cool guitar riff or a screaming solo that grabs your attention. Everyone loves the sound of the guitar. Electric guitar or acoustic guitar, beginner to advanced, it all starts with a few notes and a chord.

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Who doesn’t get fired up when the drums kick in? Drummers bring the music to life with energetic drum beats and perfectly executed drum fills. We’ve got you covered – beginner to advance – it all starts with a steady beat!

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Bass guitar – the unsung hero! The bass player’s groove and low-end makes everything in a song sound better. Bass guitar is a quick study for beginners, and offers a lifetime of discovery for advanced students. Embrace the bass!

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We’ve all experienced goose bumps on our arms when the power of the vocal melody hits us and we connect with the lyrics! A mix of proper technique and confidence building is the formula for success. Beginner to advanced lessons, it all starts with finding your voice!

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We love piano because it is such a versatile instrument capable of creating a masterpiece when played solo, or adding support and texture to literally any song. Beginner to advanced lessons – it is as simple as sitting down and pressing the first key!

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Ukulele -- it is fun to play, and you can take it anywhere! Ukulele is quick to pick up for beginners, and fun to play with friends in our ukulele bands.

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"Our daughter has gained an incredible amount of confidence from performing with her band. It's hard to believe this is the kid who used to hide behind us whenever she met someone new!"

Amanda Holdsworth

"Michigan Rock School is fantastic! Our son looks forward to his lessons and jamming with other students. I was amazed at how quickly he was playing songs he loved and that he seems to learn a new one every week! We would highly recommend the school to any potential musician."

Rob Britton

"Michigan Rock School puts a smile on my teenage daughters face! Her private guitar lessons are professional and fun. Her instructor has a gift for keeping teens engaged in learning music."

Karen Skandalaris

"We love Michigan Rock School! The instructors provide excellent individualized training that has helped my daughter tremendously. They’ve given her a solid foundation in songwriting and help her customize songs that best suit her ability and voice. My daughter always looks forward going and we are fortunate to have such a valuable resource in our community."

Stephanie Jacobsen

"I got into the radio business because I'm a huge music fan. But it was so frustrating that I didn't know how to play an instrument. Working with John has been a great experience. Regardless of your skill level. John sees the potential in every person to be a great player. If you are thinking about learning guitar, Michigan Rock School should be your first call"