Sharpen Your Skills at Metal Mike's North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop 

March 29, 2015.

Workshop Focus: Rhythm Playing and Riff Construction

Metal Mike Chlasciak, Guitar World columnist, teacher and lead guitarist for The Metal God - Rob Halford, has launched a monthly metal guitar workshop that will meet once a month in Northern New Jersey.

Each month, The North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop focuses on a specific aspect of heavy metal guitar playing. Each session is based on laid-back open forum group environment where all students get plenty of one on one attention. Providing a platform for players to meet new metal guitar fans just like them, North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop provides a great new opportunity for those who lead a busy lifestyle.

In regards to the mission of the new venture, Metal Mike shares his enthusiasm: “The reason I started the North Jersey Metal Guitar Workshop is that there are many guitarists who have full time jobs, families or are full time students, yet would still like to play and pursue their passion for playing metal guitar. They don’t have time to take lessons every week or join a band, but love to play in their free time. Personally, I love to be able to provide some great playing tips and an environment for these players because they really treasure the time they have with the instrument.”

The first workshop takes place Sunday, March 29th at Smacktone Studios in Woodland Park, NJ and focuses on injecting great new ideas and twists into their rhythm playing. 1:20PM | Price: $69.95

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 Join a Band - Play a Show with Metal Mike in 5 Weeks!

Does that sound far fetched or impossible? It's not.

This is exactly what we are doing in April and May.

Metal Heroes Workshop is a popular NJ experience for two age groups. Young rockers up to 16 and older 17+. Bands rehearse metal's greatest songs and perform live with Metal Mike! Rehearsals take place Saturdays on April  4, 11, 18, 25 and the final show rocks Dingbatz Club in Clifton, NJ on Saturday, May 2nd | Price: $419.00

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"Being in a band setting and later sharing the stage with Metal Mike at Metal Heroes was a unique and memorable experience. It was a privilege to practice and perform music with one of the top metal musicians and I highly recommend it." ... Oleg L., NJ

"Our 8 year old metal shredder was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a part of two performance groups with Metal Mike. He was a great and very patient teacher. He was very encouraging and never critical. His style and kind personality really made it fun and kept the kids' passion going. We will definitely be a part of another group if the opportunity presents itself again." ... Kerrie O., NJ



A Week Long Sleep-Away Metal Camp for Young Rockers!

An incredible 5 music packed days for young metal-heads ages 12-19 is what brings rockers from all over US to this annual camp. Students engulf themselves in all things metal while learning and studying the music of the metal gods with Metal Mike and staff of hand picked instructors and guests. Students work towards a grand finale which is a live metal concert with lights and blistering sound in front of their family and friends.

Live and breathe metal with us at this year's camp! August 24-28, 2015 | Price: $1399.00

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"These Metal-Heads could not have asked for a more inspirational mentor - the camp was a great experience for our kids, and we could not have put them in better hands than yours, Metal Mike! Thank you so much for a great job in leading our next Metal generation, providing them with your insight and experience in the heavy metal music industry and inspiring them to rock!" ... Rob S., NY

"Thank you so much for putting this camp together. Mike had a great time with his fellow metal heads and loved learning how to do some of your riffs. Your passion for the genre shows not just in your playing, which is incredible, but also in the way you pass it along." ... Karen P., PA


Supercharge Your Learning by Spending 2 Days with Metal Mike

8 Hours of Intense Guitar Instruction

This special program is designed for guitar students who prefer to drive in or fly in for a concentrated amount of material. Many students feel they can learn on their own pace after getting the correct road map. These lessons take place over a span of 2 days and most students prefer weekends.

You get an initial Skype consultation followed by Metal Mike's detailed preparation of a plan of attack to be tackled during the intensive. Each day consists of two 2 hour blocks with lunch in-between. This results in 8 hours of one on one instruction over the span of 2 days with Metal Mike. Your take home materials include lesson notes and tablature plus video.

This program is available year round. Students are responsible for their own travel and lodging. We have a list of great nearby hotels next to the studio where the instruction takes place. Newark International Airport is only 35 minutes away. Located in Northern New Jersey, we are also only 15 minutes away from Manhattan, NY. In most cases we can pick you up and drop you off at your hotel prior and at the end of each session. Price: $1249.00

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"Very impressive. In just a few days with Metal Mike, I saw real growth in Oliver's musicianship. Imagine what could be accomplished in a full week. Such great talent!" ... Timothy B., MA



Metal Mike offers Skype metal guitar lessons to students across the world. This medium is perfect for rockers who live too far to attend Mike's workshops, have no time to commute or simply want to get a new perspective on their playing. Many find out that after watching a hundred of You Tube videos they are still struggling with various aspects of their playing. There is simply no substitute for an instruction with a mentor that has true and tried world experience.

Mike's guitar videos surpassed 3,000,000 views on You Tube and have already helped thousands of guitarists, but to make some serious progress you should consider a personalized action plan where Mike will plan out and overlook your progress. Price: $50.00 for 30 minutes.

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"Having Metal Mike as a mentor has enhanced my playing ability drastically! He was able to point out my errors immediately and teach me techniques like no other guitarist I have met." ... Tony G., NJ

"Mike helped me unlock my playing potential to a whole new level by showing me awesome licks, riffs and usable theory. There is no substitute for seeking face-to-face instruction from a world class player who has recorded and toured the globe with the all time greats." ... Alex H., NJ

"Thank you for the lesson. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. Already writing riffs that are inspiring me again!" ... Chris W., England

"Mike's instruction is a perfect blend of classic training and real world experience." ... Charles A., MD

 "One quick lesson with Mike has doubled my picking speed." ... Ben S., NJ

"You are a great inspiration and a source of knowledge." ... Sebastian S., Argentina

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