News, Events, & Classes

Welcome! I Hope you are staying creative and enjoying life! My music door is always open! Thanks for communicating!

* Sign Up For Music Lessons With Mike Michel at Macphail Center For Music (Thurs & Sat) or Lake Harriet House Of Music (Mon-Wed) ! 
My modern and nurturing music coaching method is best fitted for students 11 & up. Helping musicians cultivate their own unique voice on their guitar or bass is critical to me. I'll demystify traditional music concepts by integrating your modern music world. COOL LESSON PERKS include songwriting tips, music business tips & music history notes to make your music lessons one of a kind! All levels are welcome.  Contact Mike at  or MacPhail  or The Linden Hills House Of Music in South Minneapolis

* Music For Mother Earth Teen Music & Environmental Awareness After School camp Starts in Sept! Music performance with a purpose! Music For Mother Earth is a unique weekly music get together that provides a safe platform for teen musicians to both express themselves through song and educate audiences about important environmental issues they deeply care about. Participants conclude their 6-week music journey by performing live at a cool Twin City’s music venue. Singer-songwriters, acoustic rock & pop musicians, poets, hip-hop artists, & instrumentalists are all welcome to perform and participate. Email me for details!

* After 6 years, I'm finally getting back to my other passion, writing & singing groovy pop songs! I have a big big announcement coming this summer 2015 in regards to my new partnership with Think Piece Publishing! Stay tuned!

* All of my original recordings are now on Itunes! Search....Mike Michel, The Bill Mike Band or Saltee! You'll dig em all!

* I no longer host adult rock camps. So sorry. I'm proud of creating and founding Rock Camp For Dads back in 2009. However I'm no longer affiliated with RCFD. For the most authentic & affordable Adult Rock Camp Experience I'd head to MacPhail Center For Music, She Rock, Pitch Fever, Twin Town Guitars!

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* Mike's Artist Statement......
My intentions as a songwriter, creative guitarist, music educator, and sound therapist are to create memorable melodies, thoughtful lyrics, global rhythms, and organic sounds that empower and inspire audiences. I firmly believe good music helps individuals cultivate their own original voice from within. Performances and recordings are about providing a safe space where listeners can refuel and reimagine their lives in the direction they truly want them to go. Science proves that sound vibrations permeate cellular structure and help heal the human mind, body & spirit; it is my job to create songs that facilitate this process. I approach my craft and use my senses by skirting on the mainstream while maintaining integrity and connection to the progressive underground . I also believe music is a global connector that brings  awareness to the many environmental challenges we face today. Raising the collective conscious is my duty as an artist and educator and to do this effectively one has to create and teach with passion and an all inclusive mind set.



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