Courses Mike Currently Teaches at ASU

Music of the Beatles
Mike's very popular online class at ASU, with an enrollment of over 1,500 students annually.

Elvis Presley
A labor of love, this online offering from Mike helps acquaint today's ASU student with the King.

Beatles After the Beatles
Launched Spring of 2009, Mike's most recent online course covers each Beatle's solo career after 1970, including albums, hit songs, milestone concerts and personal information. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with one student calling the course "inspirational."


Chick Corea
Chick does it all: piano, arranging, composing. He also handles many styles so well - Jazz, Latin, Pop - that he's hard to pin down. He is one of Mike's main influences.

Nickel Creek
The fantastic “newgrass” group features Chris Thile (vocals, mandolin), Sean Watkins (vocals, guitar) and Sarah Watkins (vocals, violin). Their three group albums are musical groundbreakers.

James Kass
Trumpeter and arranger Jim Kass has been a friend for many years, and maintains an informative website.

Oscar Peterson
One of the truly great jazz pianists in history; sheer technique and impeccable taste.


Acclaimed Music
The 2,000 most critically acclaimed rock albums and singles.

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
American performing rights organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.

The world's leading independent A&R company.

United States Copyright Office
Promoting progress of the arts and protection for the works of authors.


American Federation of Musicians
The largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

Grant Wolf Memorial
Created and hosted by Jeff Papineau, with additional updates and design augmentations provided by Steve Marsh, this special website pays tribute to a gentleman who continues to infulence Mike both as a musician and a teacher.

International Trombone Association
The place to be if you are a slide trombone player, or just curious about “God's chosen instrument.”

Jazz in AZ
Arizona's online jazz source for jazz events across the state.

Ted Eschliman hosts this popular website.  The site is informative and well laid out, and provides complex jazz theory and fingerboard fundamentals, exercises and techniques - everything the aspiring jazz mandolinist needs.

Mandolin Cafe
The "hangout" for mandolin enthusiasts, featuring news, classifeds and links.

Professional Musicians of Arizona, Local 586
Serving the professional musician and the musical needs of the community; Mike has been a member since 1975.


American Musical Supply
Huge online clearinghouse of music equipment of all types.

The FEST for Beatles Fans Store
The top site for merchandise related to The Fab Four. (Hide your Visa cards, Beatles fans).

CD Baby
Online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians.

Collectors' Choice
Music, mostly CDs, unavailable on any other full-service music website.

Elderly Instruments
Stringed instrument products from gear to books and videos.

Free Manuscript Paper
Free downloads of music and score paper.

G Base
Search engine site that can find almost any instrument you need - and some you just want.

Harmony Central

Tremendous site for musical resources, including instruments, lessons and books.

Musician's Friend
Touted as the world's largest direct marketer of music gear.

Players Vintage Instruments
One of the web's best sites for vintage stringed instruments, plus a selection of pictures to view.

Sam Ash Music
In business for over 80 years, Sam Ash Music now sells music supplies and instruments online.

Technology products in the music field may be found here, as well as instruments and other gear.

Tenor Guitar
The be-all site for tenor guitar enthusiasts, with great links and other useful information.


Sweet Remembrance
The personal website maintained by Mike's wife Nan. (Hey, she tinkers with this site, so why not take the opportunity to list her own?)