Greek-Cypriot Mike Papapavlou, who is the founder of Guitar Guide Guru, goes to amazing lengths to support and encourage students to develop their guitar skills.
“With patience, persistence and perseverance, anyone can play, do and accomplish anything on guitar,” Papapavlou told Guitar World.
Recently, he was named Guitar Teacher of the Year 2020.
Guitar World searched far and wide for the guitar teacher who had made the most impact on as many students as possible, and based on the sheer volume of nominations, the victor was crystal-clear.
“My life’s mission is to be the coach for those that want to live their greatest guitar life.”
In 2010 Mike moved from his home country of Cyprus to England to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Music at Newcastle University. In the same year, he began his teaching career.
His method of teaching is based around what he dubs the “three P’s”:
Through these, he says, “anyone can play, do and accomplish anything on guitar, in their musical career or in life!”
When asked what the most rewarding aspect of teaching is, he responded: “Through music and guitar discovery, my students get a greater understanding of themselves and their unlimited capabilities.”
For more information, please visit www.guitarguideguru.com.