Having been taught by many jazz tutors, I can wholeheartedly say that Mike is far and away the very best of them, a sentiment I know many of his other students agree with. Instead of being presented with stacks of abstract theory, you come away from a lesson or workshop having learned how to apply knowledge and actually play something on your instrument. Mike works very hard to address his teaching to a student’s particular needs, all the while facilitating the building of solid musical foundations. His eccentric humour and easy going manner make for very relaxed lessons. Mike is that very rare example of being both a world class musician and a world class educator.
Adrian Stevenson: Guitarist and Guitar Student.