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Michael Paik - South Riding, VA

Guitar & Piano 

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     Michael Paik is a guitarist who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Michael first began learning guitar from his father at the age of 10. After taking lessons for a few years he began playing regularly at Open Door Presbyterian Church. While playing at church regularly, Michael was involved in the classical guitar department at Freedom High School and studied with teachers such as Joseph Ikner and Sam Wong. This early development in classical music allowed him to develop his technique so that he could later play styles such as jazz, blues, and r&b.

      After high school, Michael decided to study Jazz Guitar at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. There, he studied guitar with NYC recording artist Dave Stryker (Stanley Turrentine, Jack Mcduff) and also had the chance to work with professors and artists such as Tyron Cooper, Crystal Talifiero (Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen), Wayne Wallace, Luke Gillespie, Walter Smith III, John Raymond, Todd Coolman (Art Blakey), Steve Houghton (Freddie Hubbard), and Tierney Sutton.

       After graduating from the Jacobs School of Music, Michael is currently involved in the DMV music scene working with artists such as Tony Craddock Jr. as well as other local jazz artists. Michael has performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, the Hylton Center for the Arts, as well as various clubs throughout the dmv.

      Michael believes that everyone has inherent musicality and that everyone can learn music no matter their background, age, or level. Michael has been teaching guitar in the Northern Virginia area since 2011 and is also an instructor at Contemporary Music Center and Music & Arts.