Upcoming Gigs

Lake Forest Park, WA
Third Place Commons
Tacoma, WA
South Sound Blues Assn. Holiday Party
Shoreline, WA
Aurora Borealis Holiday Hootenanny
Tacoma, WA
The Spar
Tacoma, WA
Joeseppi's Italian Ristorante

Online Guitar and Ukulele Lessons!

  • Learn to read and play music by sight alone!
  • Learn how to play your favorite songs, and how to write your own songs!
  • Learn how to improvise solos that soar!

Hi! My name is Mike Kohary and I want to welcome you to my guitar instruction website! The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in America, and for good reason – it’s so much fun to play! Whether you’re a beginner starting from scratch, an experienced player wanting to build a broader foundation of skills, or just want to learn to play your favorite songs, with 35 years experience playing and teaching guitar, I’ll design a course of study that’s just right for you or your child.

I have been teaching online since March 2020, and have extensive experience with Zoom and making music lessons work online.  Contact me here to inquire about online lessons. I offer a free 15-minute introduction for prospective students if you’d like a face-to-face before deciding on lessons.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest!


Mike Kohary

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