Mike Stern (Guest Lecturer)

mstern01Mike Stern is a 6 time Grammy nominee American jazz guitarist. After playing for a few years with Blood, Sweat & Tears, he landed a gig with drummer Billy Cobham and then broke through with trumpeter Miles Davis’ comeback band from 1981 to 1983, and again in 1985. Following that he launched a solo career, releasing more than a dozen albums. He was hailed as the Best Jazz Guitarist of 1993 by Guitar Player magazine. At the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in June 2007, Stern was honored with the Miles Davis Award, which was created to recognize internationally acclaimed jazz artists whose body of work has contributed significantly to the renewal of the genre. In 2009 Stern was listed on Down Beat ‘s list of 75 best jazz guitar players of all time. Stern was presented with Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award on January 21, 2012. This was given to him at the Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar night where he performed with Lee Ritenour.

Mike Stern has been a guest lecturer for The American Guitar Academy’s guitar seminars since 2015.

TAGA Publishing Presents: Mike Stern: Burn with Stern!


In this video course, Mike Stern will connect the Rock to the Jazz world to you and will bring you back to the basics, but in the right way.  Mike will make you get comfortable with the uncomfortable in Burn With Stern!



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My teacher is awesome!

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My teacher is awesome! 〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  1.5 years  ago 〇Lesson Style: Pop&Rock guitar 〇Nationality: Canada 〇Age: 50

確実に成長していることが実感できます!(Student of PMP class)

経験豊かな先生に教えてもらえるので、的確に自分の弱点がわかる。 自分のプレーに対して、どこをどのように改めれば良いか的確なアドバイスがもらえるので、楽しくて確実に成長していることが実感できます! 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago 〇Lesson Style: PMP lesson 〇Nationality: Japan  〇Age: 27
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Keep on Rollin’!!

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B.B. Hikky

I really like the atmosphere at TAGA.

I love TAGA!  I have never really learned an instrument before and I feel like TAGA has encouraged and supported me every step of the way. I received a recommendation from a friend and I found out that the classes were in English, which was a major drawcard.  I also found Roppongi to be a …

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