Michael Harding

Classical Guitarist


For me, the classical guitar has been a lifelong source of joy and pleasure and it can be for you also. No matter where you are in life, learning to play an instrument can be a deeply enriching experience. 

Everyone has an intuitive and natural musical ability. I believe my job as a teacher is to create the environment for that ability to grow.


                               Adult Students 

Your inner musician is ready to emerge. For many adults the desire to learn an instrument has been present for years but has been pushed aside by time constraints, jobs, children etc. For others, a dissatisfying or counterproductive experience with a teacher has created an obstacle to learning. I can guarantee your lessons will be interesting, engaging and inspiring. You will be excited to practice and amazed at what you can achieve. Now is the time to get off the sidelines and get in the game!

Many of my adult students say they look forward to getting home so they can play. They cherish it as time they set aside just for themselves. One of my students even refers to their practice time as taking a “mini-vacation” everyday! 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or for further information.



                         Parents of Younger Students

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning” Plato

My years as a Montessori teacher have taught me that children are naturally curious learners. They are always open to new experiences if presented in an compelling manner. I use engaging materials, humor and inspired teaching skills to get younger students excited about learning. I teach musical notation and fundamentals of technique to create a solid base for a lifetime of enjoyment with the guitar. I do more than teach children how to play an  instrument, I help them shape their own unique musical identity and develop a deep appreciation of music.