Mike Slayen ~ Guitarist

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Dude CD now available on Itunes & Wherever you buy/stream music online!!

Keep Up To Date Regarding Mike’s Music Events, Upcoming CD And More!

San Diego based guitarist for over 20 years in the Southern California area.

San Diego Guitarist for Weddings & Events
Mike Slayen, San Diego Guitarist for Your Events

It has been my pleasure to work with so many great clients over the years
and I look forward to working with you.

Weddings – elaborate to intimate…beaches to churches.

Corporate Events – Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, the San Diego Chargers and many local companies large and small.

Mike Can add a cool/relaxing vibe to all your events.


For info on Mike’s Guitar Instruction click the following link www.TheGuitarAces.com

Composition Instruction

Mike is now offering online composition instruction through Composition Online.


I am very excited to add Composition Instruction to The Guitar Aces offerings!Composition Online Thumbnail

This is a great opportunity for musicians of all levels who would like to learn the art of creating music.

All lessons are held online. You can subscribe monthly to one or two workshops. There are no contracts or commitments.  Maximum 4 students per workshop. Sessions are catalogued for you to review.

There will be classes for kids, teens and adults; beginners, intermediate and advanced levels!

If you are interested in creating music for film, gaming, or live instruments Mike will illustrate music techniques that will jumpstart or improve the quality of your composing skills for all of the above genres.

Please contact Mike with any questions or to enroll.

Current Guitar Aces Families may be eligible for discount on lessons.


Guitar Instruction

We are now 100% Online Lessons as we wind through the Corona Virus effects.


Mailing Address:

13955 Stowe Dr #108

Poway, CA 92064

(Inside the Epic Volleyball Center)

Contact us to schedule your free introductory lesson.


Composition Instruction

Lessons are available for students of all ages. Corporate or group training is now available. Longtime and new students are welcome.

Qualcomm Classes | Poway Lesson Schedule Studio Policies | Make up Lessons |

Pay Here by Credit Card

I have been teaching group lessons in Poway since 1999.

~I appreciate working with you all…new and longtime students!


Current locations:

13955 Stowe Dr. #108, Poway, CA, 92064 (Currently Online)

Be A Part Of Mike's New CD!


Its been 15 years since I have released a CD. So seeing this new CD, ‘Dude’ coming to light is exciting! Now that the crowdfunding campaign is up and running I thought it would be fun to share updates on the making of the CD as it comes to completion and beyond.

Also a great way to thank the contributors who are making this CD possible! Not Devin the DudeSorry

Day one started with a trip to the Dr.  due to a pinched sciatic nerve…now I am on steroids…works for athletes we’ll see if how it gets me through the CD’s completion…lol I was up until 3:30 AM working on the music so I guess I am PUMPED up! Only problem is I was up at 7:30 AM to hit the pavement.

No sooner then the campaign was released the first backer purchased the Guitar/Craftbeer Aficionado package(Includes the CD, VIP invite to CD Release Party(Nov 4, 2017) and a commemorative beer mug($1 off fills at Oceanside Ale Works for life of mug) Thanks to Risa Lin for being the first contributor and sparing me any time of looking at a $0 goose egg!! We have never met but she is part of the Slayen clan who settled in Canada probably over 100 years ago before my grandfather moved to California. Thank you Risa!!!! Of course mom and Aunt Diane were right there at the beginning too!

Special thanks to our first sponsor, as well!! Eric Schweinfurter of Apex Contracting & Restoration, came in early on day 2. The tax-deductible sponsorship package offers: your image in the DUDE label which will be prominently featured on the back of the CD, among other perks including VIP and early entrance to the CD Release Party. Just like the name says Apex can help you with all your contracting AND restoration needs!!!

And of course many of the awesome items we are offering contributors would not be possible without the agernous support of Mark Purciel and Oceanside Ale Works. If you haven’t been make sure you go, if not before, then definitely  on Nov 4 for the CD release party!

back early and often for updates on the CD project. If you’d like to be a part of the CD and receive cool stuff please check out the Indiegogo crowdfunding page. If you are not able to contribute no problem sharing this with your friends who are craftbeer and guitar fans will also help out. Sorry not the Devin the Dude CD

Until the next update,






 Mike is an experienced performer and native San Diegan who can add a special extra touch to your wedding, corporate and private events. 

Upcoming Performances 



Discography & Filmography