Michael Rickert has been playing guitar for almost 30 years, and ukulele for 5 years. He has been teaching guitar for 15 years, and ukulele for 5 years. He has studied music at CÉGEP St- Laurent, Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo B.C., and at UBC in Vancouver BC where he obtained a Bachelor of Music. He studied guitar with Marc Deschênes and Michael Strutt among others. He has taught at Coquitlam Music in Port Coquitlam B.C. and Academie de Guitare in Montreal. He is bilingual and teaches guitar, ukulele and music theory to 30-40 students of all ages. He teaches various styles like classical, jazz, blues, pop/rock, folk.