I am currently accepting new students from around the world via Skype! That means you! I'm pretty flexible with time (Toronto – EST) as I do this part time but I have limited spots available each week due to the high interest.
I teach all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced). Most students I teach want to either learn one of my compositions or learn the techniques executed in them but I teach a variety of styles based on the students goal. After 20 years of studying and playing the guitar Im happy to announce that I have designed a set of musical exercises which I call the "Progressive Fingerstyle Method". I created this method to help students develop the technique of fingerpicking, percussive elements, slap harmonics, tapping, composition and music theory to fuse them all together to create a rich musical sound. Over the last 15 years I have taught hundreds of students with this method to get them out of their plateau and to be excited about playing the guitar.
I also have a background in blues, jazz, metal, pop, rock, classical, flamenco, composition and improvisation. Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions or concerns you may have.
“From the first lesson, it was clear I had found a great teacher. Maneli's teaching style is professional, relaxed and very focused on what you, the student, want to learn. He has a great ability to communicate different ideas/techniques that can help improve your playing and gives you the tools (music materials, exercises, etc..) to do just that. Maneli has such a positive outlook on music and life in general, I come away inspired to improve after every lesson and can't wait for the next one.”
— Scott H.
“I am so thrilled to have found Maneli as a teacher. I was searching for someone to teach me modern fingerstyle techniques and Maneli has been that and much more. He is an amazing guitarist and composer, but also a passionate teacher. I truly believe that I have found my guide on my journey to becoming the best guitarist I can be!”
— Min Soo K.