Courses Mike Currently Teaches at ASU
of the Beatles
Mike's very popular online class at ASU, with an enrollment
of over 1,500 students annually.
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 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.
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.
Trumpeter and arranger Jim Kass has been a friend for
many years, and maintains an informative website.
One of the truly great jazz pianists in history; sheer
technique and impeccable taste.
The 2,000 most critically acclaimed rock albums and
(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.
(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.
States Copyright Office
Promoting progress of the arts and protection for the
works of authors.
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.
The place to be if you are a slide trombone player,
or just curious about “God's chosen instrument.”
Arizona's online jazz source for jazz events across
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.
The "hangout" for mandolin enthusiasts, featuring news,
classifeds and links.
Musicians of Arizona, Local 586
Serving the professional musician and the musical needs
of the community; Mike has been a member since 1975.
Huge online clearinghouse of music equipment of all
FEST for Beatles Fans Store
The top site for merchandise related to The Fab Four.
(Hide your Visa cards, Beatles fans).
Online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians.
Music, mostly CDs, unavailable on any other full-service
Stringed instrument products from gear to books and
Free downloads of music and score paper.
Search engine site that can find almost any instrument
you need - and some you just want.
Tremendous site for musical resources, including instruments,
lessons and books.
Touted as the world's largest direct marketer of music
One of the web's best sites for vintage stringed instruments,
plus a selection of pictures to view.
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.
The be-all site for tenor guitar enthusiasts, with great
links and other useful information.
The personal website maintained by Mike's wife Nan.
(Hey, she tinkers with this
site, so why not take the opportunity to list her