Latest Press

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2019 personal letter of congratulations to Michael.  Click here!

"Miles is Chicago's best kept of the leading lights of contemporary instrumental music." 
- Midwest Record



Michael is represented by

Siegel Artist Management

(570) 258-5700

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. 



New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 


Two New Hal Leonard books



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


CD's On Sale




School Programs

Miles is a freelance educator who teaches all ages. His work ranges from providing kindergarten students their earliest music experiences all the way through to leading postgraduate study for professional music educators.   Click on these links for more information:

With driving guitar, sparkling banjo, a warm voice, and an engaging manner, Miles has delighted student audiences for years with his compelling mix of musicianship and history...more

Working with classroom and/or music teachers Miles offers residency options that develop musical skills and integrate literature, history or current events...more

School Guitar Programs
Miles’ guitar programs in schools are designed to help implement new curriculums or supplement ongoing guitar programs with workshops and special topics...more

Send A Song To The President
Students answer the question, “If you were the president of the United States, what would you do to make the world a better place.”   Answers are incorporated into a song sent directly to Washington DC...more

School Orchestras
Miles’ repertoire includes JS Bach, popular music, traditional music and his own compositions arranged for banjo with chamber or full orchestra...more

Miles offers grad school classes for professional music educators at Villanova University, West Chester University, and VanderCook College of Music...more

Banjo & Guitar Workshops
Miles has presented workshops in clawhammer banjo and fingerstyle guitar at numerous events---including Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, American Banjo Camp, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Midwest Banjo Camp....

Funding in Illinois
As a member of Illinois Arts Council’s juried rosters, funding is available to non-profit organizations and schools in Illinois, who would like to present Michael J. Miles...more

“Michael Miles respects children and teachers, builds children’s self esteem, collaborates with teachers and gives his complete energy and attention to the students as he teaches.  It was a true honor to observe him work with our students.  I highly recommend him." 
   - Susan Kilbane, Principal,
New Field School,  Chicago