Milligan has been teaching guitar at a private school in Toronto for the past several years and is now offering guitar lessons at his studio in his home
Guitar lessons are available for students of all ages and abilities. Mike has had great success teaching beginning level students and greatly enjoys doing so.
is a teacher who likes to emphasize a relaxed and fun approach
to guitar lessons, an approach that helps the student enjoy
the process of learning to play. A solid grounding
in the physical/technical aspects of playing is conveyed through
various exercises that help the student acquire proper technique.
Any aspect of guitar a student may wish to learn about is welcomed and fully explored.
Mike's teaching methods
have been very successful; many students have started performing
in public and all are happy with their progress. Please see the
started studying with Mike about a year ago. I'm an advanced
guitar player, and I was looking to improve my abilities with
jazz guitar. I had seen Mike perform many times around the city,
and I decided to ask him for music lessons because I thought
he was the best jazz bassist around. Mike gave me expert guidance
in every conceivable area: he helped me with solo construction,
with feel, with polyrhythms, with free improvisation and even
with posture! Every lesson has left me with immediately applicable
ideas, and also with ideas that I sit with for months and gradually
assimilate. Because of Mike's great professional accomplishment
(playing with people like Dave Leibman, Billy Kilson, Claude
Ranger and Adam Nussbaum), he has also been able to offer excellent
insight into what is involved in playing professionally. Best
of all, I think, is Mike's deep and honest enthusiasm for music,
and for teaching. I've learned a great deal from Mike, and his
support and encouragement has made a huge difference to my playing.
I would recommend Mike as a teacher to players at any level.
He has a great deal to offer." John Russon (Jazz Guitarist)