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10 LIVE VIDEO CLIPS with some of the world's greatest musicians--Darol Anger on violin, Corky Siegel on harmonica, Erkan Ogur of Turkey and many more. 

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A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

Two New Hal Leonard books

BOB DYLAN FOR BANJO

 

FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
(co-written with Greg Cahill)

 

CD's On Sale

 

 

 

School Guitar Programs

“I learned how to play the guitar!   I never would have thought I could.”  Jenny, age 13 

"You have made me a better jazz artist…I was inspired by you."   William, age 14 

“The thing I liked about Michael Miles is that I’ve never been able to play a guitar, and he started my foundation ... I can’t wait to learn more when he comes back for 8th grade.   Jack, age 13  

Miles has taught hundreds of professional music teachers how to use the guitar in the classroom. His university classes always fill and his methodologies have been met with grand enthusiasm. To supplement guitar programs in schools, Miles also will come to schools to work as guest instructor, for single day workshops or for extended residencies addressing all skill levels as needed.

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION TOPICS
Fingerstyle Guitar Techniques
The Great American Songbook
Beatles, Bob Dylan etc
American Blues and Jazz
Blues Improvisation
Songwriting
Swing Guitar

GUITAR TECHNIQUE TOPICS           
Changing Chords Successfully
How To Get A Good Sound
How To Play Melodies
How To Read Tablature
Lead Guitar Ideas
The CAGED System

Guitar students in Lincolnwood, Illinois have also been introduced to banjos, ukuleles, and mandolins.
 

FEEDBACK FROM MUSIC TEACHERS
“Michael Miles has a very thorough knowledge of his instrument, and imparts it in an efficient, engaging, and lasting manner."
  - J.K

"Michael Miles was seemingly very low key, but underneath was very encouraging and powerful. In my wildest dreams, I never imagined being able to do all the things we did. This class far exceeded my expectations."  - J.D.

"Michael is a great representative for music education and why we teach."   - L.C.

5th Grade students from Lincolnwood, IL perform their composition, "If Abraham Lincoln Were Alive Today."