Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons
Considering Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons?

Are you sick and tired of jumping from one YouTube video to the next and end up feeling like your banging your head against a brick wall?

You’re in a never-ending battle trying to find your way through a revolving door trying to make some sense of all the information you are confronted with.

Instructor “X” says do this while instructor “Y” says no don’t do that do this instead … the result is you feel like “eating your guitar” and walking away from the whole idea of learning jazz.

We’ve all been there.

You’ve got a library of DVD’s, books all sorts of software but you’re not even remotely sounding like Barney Kessel or Wes Montgomery.

Can I be totally honest with you?

Learning Jazz can be difficult…UNLESS you’ve got a competent teacher who has the necessary skills AND the ability to pass those skills onto the student.

Unlike learning a basic three chord country tune or the standard four chord pop tune there’s a lot more to learning how to play jazz guitar.

In fact most people who come to the guitar via the rather dubious route of entertainment and do not know anything about the realities of studying music the real problems start rearing their heads when a guitarist wants to make the transition from pop/rock/classical or country guitar to learning jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons – do they work?

Before we go any further let me ask you a question.

Do You Want to Be a Better Jazz Guitarist?

If you answered “yes” read on, (if your answer was “no” head on back to YouTube and may the force be with you).

For the benefit of those who want to be a better jazz guitarist

Here’s what you need to know …

Music is a language and jazz is a dialect of music language  if you really want to play jazz guitar you need to have direct contact with someone who speaks the language of jazz.

Someone who can decode jazz guitar and the learning process fun for you.

After 35+ years of teaching guitar, I’ve found that guitarists who explore jazz often become frustrated with their progress.

The great news is that through the magic of technology it’s now possible to learn directly of a teacher who speaks the jazz dialect.

You can now overcome these musical roadblocks in a no pressure environment in the comfort of your own home at a schedule that suits you.

Working as a team we build your confidence and increase your skills.

Guitar Teacher
"You can't learn flying from a guy who has never been off the ground!"  
Over the years I've worked with the best all the big names particularly on guitar: Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Martin Taylor, John Williams ... great jazz musicians like Dizzy Gillispie, Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra.  
Apart from being a very accomplished performer, Mike has all of the teaching skills, and most importantly of all ... he has the ability to pass them on!  
A motto that's stood me in good stead throughout my life has been.  
"You can't learn flying from a guy who has never been off the ground" and I can assure you that Mike has really been off the ground, and I'm sure that you will benefit from his skills."
Bruce Clarke
Bruce Clarke, Professional guitarist/musician, www.cumquatrecords.com.au ~ Melbourne, Australia

Learn more about my background, performing experience, and teaching credentials by reading my Bio Page.


Here’s an interesting fact …


“20% of children study music, 70% of adults wished they had”


Can this really be true?

Check out the stats here

But you’re probably not that surprised … most people would like to participate in music making.

Here’s just some of the benefits of learning music

  • Increases the capacity of your memory
  • Fosters your self-expression and relieves stress
  • Sharpens your concentration … read 15 more benefits here

What about You?

Let me ask you  some questions …

  • Want to learn jazz guitar but don’t know where to start.
  • Have you Hit A Plateau?
  • Are you suffering from information overload?
  • There’s no jazz guitar teacher close by.
  • Are You Playing The Same Stuff Over and over and not even sure what to practice next?
  • Tired of paying for products that don’t give much in return.
  • Are you ever bored or just not enjoying the guitar like you used to … or you’re struggling to find time to play?


Does this sound like you?

Then jazz guitar skype lessons are the solution that you’re looking for.


Benefits of Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons

Not sure if online jazz guitar skype lessons are right for you?

Check out this list of just some of the benefits to studying jazz guitar via skype.


  • Personal one-on-one instruction from anywhere in the world.
  • Flexible lesson times to fit your schedule.
  • Learn from the same course material that many of the world’s most guitarists studied, such as Bill Frisell, Emily Remler, John Scofield, John Abercrombie and many others
  • Lessons are custom designed to focus on your particular needs and goals.
  • Learning from a full till professional Jazz guitarist with over 35+ teaching experience.
  • Email follow up in between lessons as required.
  • No wasted travel time (and expense) to and from lessons



Whether, jazz music is your hobby; or your career  … Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons will help you achieve your musical goals in the fastest time frame!


Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons: Jazz Guitar Lessons Beginner


Whether you are an experienced guitarist wanting to expanding your musical horizons or an absolute beginner wanting to express yourself on guitar it’s important to connect with a teacher who can guide along the path to playing jazz.

Learning jazz guitar can seem like a difficult task, but with the right teacher this process can not only be easier, it can be enjoyable.

In days gone by the slowness of self instruction was tolerated but nowadays thanks to the internet the serious student is not limited to their geographical location.

Online guitar lessons give you the opportunity to audition the prospective teacher BEFORE you even take one lesson.


Here’s a quick checklist help qualify a potential teacher, check out their track record first, find out:


  • Have their past students been successful?
  • Did the program they Undertook enrich their lives?
  • Did the students who were career minder find work?
  • Were they employable?
  • Was the teacher’s own playing career successful?


If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’, back off … surely such lessons no  matter how cheap must be a waste of time and money … “you can’t learn flying  from a guy who has never been off the ground”.


Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician, Australia
As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mike’s teaching gives his student’s the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.


Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons: Importance of a Good Teacher


If you wanted to travel across the desert, you’d be unwise to try it without a reliable map.

Mind you, it has been done – but only by a handful of exceptional people and even they have found it difficult.

So what?

Well, trying to learn jazz without a reliable teacher is just as risky.

But every day many people attempt to cross that musical desert alone – and while a few might make it, the majority are doomed to wander the wastelands of our craft forever.

Our road from A to Z is littered with the decaying dreams of “would-be” players who saw it all as a fantasy ego trip rather than a well -planned journey into a new world of beauty and knowledge.

Perhaps the saddest amongst that band of aimless wanders are those who do have access to the map, but choose not to use it.

I you doubt their existence, then consider the musical analogy – students who have a reliable teacher, but choose to ignore their advice.


Do you see where I’m going with this?


Jazz Guitar Skype Lessons: Personalized Jazz Guitar Online Lessons


What makes this so special?


Your teacher is your map – a guide to all the pitfalls, traps and frustrations that lie before you.

He knows it all – trust him.


While YouTube and other online lessons can be helpful, in most instances they are only tend to confuse the new would-be jazz guitarist – at best they are a distraction.

By nature even the best of them cannot hope to offer the level of personalization you need to get the most out of practicing.

Why waste time endlessly jumping  randomly from one unrelated video to the next only to become lost in a maze of information and overwhelmed.



And boom, You’re there.


Dizzy with activity chasing the next ‘shiny thing’ that promises to get it all together in 5 minutes.

You know the ones … “learn to play jazz guitar like George Benson while you’re watching T.V (or sleeping)” .

Online jazz guitar lessons will give you the structure you need to get to the core of what your strengths and weaknesses and help you achieve your musical goals.


jazz guitar skype lessons
"Mike ... you are a really talented arranger"
Les Harris
Berklee College of Music professor of Theory / Composition - member of Herb Pomeroy’s first recording band.


Studying jazz guitar online has never been easier.


All you need is a:

  • Computer/tablet/smartphone.
  • Guitar – acoustic is fine
  • Internet connection.
  • The desire to become a better guitarist / musician.


Cameron J Burridge
Recording Studio Technician & Guitarist, Queensland, Australia
This course is great! Starting with the fundamentals, it continuously builds your knowledge - no confusion, nothing left out! This process achieves a confidence, inspiring layering of knowledge, plus practical skill that leaves no boundaries for the dedicated, aspiring student. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to study the Guitar and Music via this method. Thank you Mike Hayes!
Peter Miller
Legendary sound engineer of The Beatles, engineer, producer, for Decca, Columbia, Polydor and other major record companies. Performing career includes The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Rod Stewart and many more.
"You have a great ear, Mike!"

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