Mike Chisnall

Mike Chisnall

Private Lessons:  Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Music Theory, Composition & Arranging

Group Classes: Jazz Improvisation (All Instruments), Transcription (All Instruments), Loop Pedal Masterclass (Guitar), Exploring Jazz Guitar (Guitarists of all abilities welcome!).

Styles:  Rock, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Funk, Folk, Metal

Teaching Location/s: Northville & Virtual Lessons

Schedule: Mon-Sun; Northville & Virtual Lessons

Virtual Private Lesson Availability:  Mon-Sun

Bio: Originally from London, England, Mike has studied music at the most prestigious schools in the UK from Leeds to London.  For the last 10 years he has been working as a professional musician being a session player, musical director, composer and a touring artist with world renowned bands and performing every genre of music imaginable.

For the last three years Mike has become a member of the internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox.  He has toured the world with them playing for audiences of 10,000 and more and selling out world famous venues such as Radio City Music Hall (NYC) and recognizable to Michiganders the Filmore, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, and the Fisher Theatre (Detroit).

As well as bringing his years of touring experience to the Broughton Music Center, Mike is bringing his expertise directly from LA where he has spent the last two years performing, recording and writing music for an incredible diverse range of West Coast clients.

Playing all types of Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, and Mandolin, he has become an incredibly diverse musician with a decade of teaching experience to spread his knowledge with students of all ages and abilities.

Philosophy:  “Music is the greatest way to enhance your life! Whether you want to play an instrument around a campfire or want it to become your career. I can give you the skills you need! Anyone and everyone has the potential to play beautiful music and with guidance and lessons I can help you achieve your goals.”

Primary Teachers: Jamie Taylor- Guitar, Jamil Sherriff- Composition & Arranging… “Detailed listening to recordings are my best teachers!”

Education: Mike has 10 years of touring with bands all over the world. He dedicated 5 years as Musical Director for Holland America Cruise Lines, and 3 years as sideman/band leader for Postmodern Jukebox Touring Inc.

Mike’s Master’s Degree (in progress) in Jazz studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, England). He’s earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Leeds Conservatoire (2012), and a Electric Guitar Teaching Diploma from London College of Music.

Awards: Mike is endorsed artist for Hofner Guitars, Deering Banjos, and is an endorsed producer for Jammy Guitars.

Performance Links:

‘Shoop’ – Salt N’ Peppa’

‘Chandelier’ – Sia

‘Last Nite’ – The Strokes

‘Juice’ – Lizzo

‘Wannabe’ – Spice Girls

‘This is How We Do It’ – Montel Jordan

Postmodern Jukebox YouTube channel: