Latest Press

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



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




Above:  Miles with banjo class at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop


Banjo & Guitar Workshops

"Michael Miles was seemingly very low key, but underneath was very encouraging and powerful.  In my wildest dreams, I never imagined being able to do all the things we did."            
 D.L., Philadelphia


WORKSHOPS:  guitar, banjo, & vocals

Miles travels all over the world to continue sharing his work on clawhammer banjo and fingerstyle guitar.   This includes both performance as well as instruction, as he continually develops new workshops, and new approaches to education for students of all ages.  Below are the titles of recent and current offerings.


Banjo Workshops

Music of Morocco for the Banjo

Latin & African Music for Banjo

If JS Bach Had A Banjo

Instant Clawhammer for Bluegrass Players

Music of Brittany for Banjo

Fretless Blues

Composition and Arranging

Syncopation & Silence

Renaissance Banjo

Singing with the Banjo

Counterpoint Harmony for Banjo

Clawhammer Basics


Guitar Workshops

Great American Songbook

Fingerstyle Arranging

Stevie Wonder for Fingerstyle Guitar

Beatles & Pop Tunes

Swing Guitar Chords

Fingerpicking Song Accompaniment


Instrumental Composition


Miles has been featured at:

Beni Mellal Theatre (Morocco) American Banjo Camp, Tennessee Banjo Institute, Midwest Banjo Camp, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Old Town School of Folk Music, Seamus Ennis Cultural Center (Ireland), Chicago Folk Festival, Chicago Humanities Festival, Maryland Banjo Academy, American University in Beirut (Lebanon), Marrakesh Opera Theatre (Morocco), Ravinia Festival, Mayfield Fringe Festival (UK), Smithsonian Insitution, Kennedy Center, Musical Instrument Museum



(Above:  "Crossroads" performed on fretless banjo at Midwest Banjo Camp)

(Above:  Medley of Hector the Hero and JS Bach's Sleeper's Awake)