Mike Olekshy's Guitar Lessons

Mike OlekshyMike started playing guitar when he was 13 years old after hearing the intro to Van Halen's "Aint Talkin 'Bout Love". He soon delved into Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Rush, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and more Van Halen - all the '80s hair band stuff.

From a hair-band-loving youth to adult, Mike developed his skills as a live player, session guitarist, and recording engineer. He's currently producing and recording other artists, and writing and producing songs with his wife J. Lauren. Mike has played and shared the stage with many artists since, including Mike Keneally, Joe Travers, Bryan Beller, Max Morgan, Alison Ray, Sarah Hethcoat, Alana Stone, Touched, Mother Eff, Mike Stocksdale, and more.

Mike enjoys and plays a wide variety of styles, including classic rock, classic metal, '80s rock, '90s grunge, modern rock/metal, pop rock, and modern pop country.