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I cater my lessons to each individual student. I love teaching all levels, so don’t worry if you’ve never picked up an instrument in your life…there’s no such thing as a hopeless case!! I work on building a strong foundation of form and technique in all of my students, whether you’re just starting out or are a more experienced player with some bad habits to break or looking to add to your musical toolbox.

My teaching style reflects my combination of influences. My style is fluid, and I work with each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses create a learning environment that is comfortable, relaxed, and ultimately very effective.

I offer lessons (at any level) in the following:
Classical Guitar
Clawhammer Banjo
Acoustic Guitar (Flat-picking and/or finger-picking)

If you are interested in online lessons, please visit this link: takelessons.com/with/michelleyounger
If you are in the Rochester, NY area and want in-person lessons, please email me at