As well as teaching at home, Mike has a wide experience of teaching in Primary and Secondary schools including Guitar A-Level students at New College Swindon, Swindon College and evening classes for adults and has enhanced CRB clearance. His qualifications include CT-ABRSM (Certificate of Teaching for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) and Grades 1-8 in Guitar and Music Theory.He is also a member of the Musicians Union and Registry of Guitar Tutors.
Mike has been a professional full-time guitar teacher since 1973 and began teaching at the Spanish Guitar Centre, a Swindon Music School, and was then in partnership with the classical guitarist Ray Burley at the Thamesdown Guitar Studios.
Many of his students have gone on to study Music at University or Music Colleges including Leeds College of Music, Manchester University, The Guitar Institute, the Academy of Contemporary Music and the Musician's Institute.
Currently, Mike can be seen gigging in and around the Swindon area with Cover Story, an 8-piece function band, and is a keen follower of the Live Music scene.