.Mike Burns (Blue Man Group)
Did you take any lessons growing up? (guitar or other)
Yes. I had two guitar instructors: Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses, Thin Lizzy, etc) and Duke Michalak. He was Rich’s instructor that I started taking from when Rich’s band at that time (Pale Divine) got signed and left town. Duke is kind of the guitar guru of St.Louis. He’s incredible.
What impact did that have on you as a musician?
When I started with Duke, it pretty much opened up the fingerboard to me and helped me put names to what I had been doing by ear up to that point.
...before you expire on this
earth...play, discuss and enjoy music and life with Florian Michalak (DukeGuitar), whatever
A true measurement of the diverse, intrinsic and intangible value
you will receive from knowing DukeGuitar (Florian) is impossible. However, I assure
you first hand that your experience with Duke will be positively life-changing.
With Duke, you receive 100 fold of what you invest, and the quality of music
content and interaction from/with Duke is the pinnacle of music experience.
...silence & space with musical integrity, interactive listening and chord
tones...and knowing how & when to break all musical rules as you wish...are
concepts and (some of) the essence of Florian Michalak.
I encourage you to
now pick up your instrument and play, reflect on what you have created---then
interact and create with Duke to further enable and expand musical experiences
and possibilities, as desired.
The results I have from doing this are some
of the most valuable things I possess, which I continually enjoy daily and now
also share with others.
June 22, 2013, Perry was DukeGuitar's client
Reddit.com - Guitar Lessons ? Jerome Dixon
He is a great teacher who knows his stuff, theory and practical. He has a really nice studio in Crestwood. He has backing tracks and a really nice system to play through. He also knows a ton of musicians that he can generally hook you up with if you need someone to play with. He is also a really nice guy.
Students and Friends, who have shared some kind words about the DukeGuitarWorldHeadQuarters