Michael Skelly is probably the most amazing musical instructor I have had in my lifetime, and after playing four instruments I have had more than my fair share. Not only did I actually want to practice for the first time in my life, he really helped me to improve. But be warned: you can't just sleep through the semester and expect an easy A. He takes his job seriously, and although he is a lot of fun and very supportive, he expects you to put in the time to really practice. A lot of people want lessons, and I get the feeling that he isn't into wasting his time. If you are willing to commit to learning the instrument, though, you will get a gigantic amount out of these lessons, especially as a beginner.