"Michael has been teaching my son for two years and during this time he has been able to keep him engaged with varied and interesting pieces that are designed to develop technique whilst learning songs. Michael understands the challenges of keeping an eight year old boy engaged and has a very good way with children and his method is not to teach by way of endless repetition of scales and chord changes. Lachie really enjoys Michael’s lessons and has continually improved over the time he has been learning guitar. Michael also teaches quite a few of the children in our area, all have been referred by world of mouth. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael as a guitar teacher."
"We have been relying on Michael for music lessons for the past 6 years. He is a world-class musician, very friendly, a gifted teacher and understands children very well. You couldn’t do better."
"Michael is a talented, passionate and patient tutor which is important for an adult beginner. His song selection is awesome which makes learning guitar enjoyable. I highly recommend Michael as a tutor."
"Michael Jelinek has taught my twelve year old daughter drums for over seven years. His approach is professional, flexible, patient and engaging. His lessons are tailored to encourage musicality through both the technical skills required for competency and the innovative way he motivates her by allowing her to play what she wants to learn. With Michael’s enthusiasm and inspiration she has developed a hunger for not only playing different genres of music but understanding them as well. With Michael’s professional guidance she now plays with a Sinfonietta, Jazz Band and Rock Band as well as being selected to be in the specialist music program at her school. My daughter has an amazing rapport with Michael and is still incredibly excited for each and every lesson with him."
"We started an adult sip n strum evening group with Michael and a few friends a few months ago. Loving picking up the old guitar again... have learned loads of new songs already. Thanks for your patience Michael!"
"Michael has been a fabulous and inspirational teacher for our son. He is so patient and calm. Matthew loves his lessons. He has been attending lessons for nearly 4 years and has never ONCE griped about attending or practicing! I think because he is taught the skills using songs he knows and likes as well as scales and theory. We would not hesitate to recommend Michael's teaching and have done so many times to friends and they in turn have recommended him to others."
"Guitar lessons with Michael are highly recommended! Both of my sons who are learning with Michael have developed a sound understanding of chords, notes and guitar techniques and at the same time a great enthusiasm for the music. Michael's kind and conversational style of teaching keeps the kids engaged and confident, and he teams his gift for explaining things with his own tuition technique he has developed. The boys have loved being able to ask to learn specific songs and Michael is always happy to work with them on the song they like if it suits their level. Michael's obvious passion for music is inspiring and he is a natural at teaching."
"Michael has taught my two boys drums and guitar for a number of years now. They love his lessons, and he has helped one get into a selective entry music program. Would thoroughly recommend him."
"Compassionate, articulate, engaging - my kids love their time with Michael, and he brings far more to their music practice than guitar tuition. Through Michael they have the opportunity to learn a range of instruments and music production skills, and are becoming connected with musicians across Perth."
"Michael is a fab, relaxed teacher who has given me lots of tips to help me improve. He has put together easy to learn versions of great songs. I am loving learning the guitar!"