Mike Middleton

Mike M.

Indianapolis, IN

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Flute teacher Alayna studied privately and joined honor bands and participating in music contests across Tennessee.

In 2016 Alayna graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors in Music Education. While at MTSU she participated in many ensembles including Women’s Chorale, Clarinet Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Steel Pan Ensemble. She also won many awards including the “Excellence in Music Education” award.

Alayna was an inaugural member of the WGI Winds ensemble Rhythm X in 2015. She performed on clarinet for two years earning a gold and silver medal, and she has since been teaching woodwinds and dance at Rhythm X.

In Indianapolis, Alayna has taught music in IPS for two years and private lessons on clarinet, piano, violin, and guitar. Alayna has also performed with the Indiana Wind Symphony since the Fall of 2017. In her free time,
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Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 1998

I teach fun and easy lessons that allow you to explore the guitar at your own pace. I tailor lessons around the student's musical interest. I'll have you playing your favorite songs in a matter of weeks.

I taught at my last music academy for 9 years. I am currently teaching at Sam Ash Music in Castleton, IN. I've been playing guitar since 1980 and I've taught hundreds of students thousands of songs since 1998. I have taught country, pop, and rock from the 50s to today. I have taught Elvis, The Beatles, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Metallica and Avenged Seven Fold not to mention hundreds more.


Guitar Instructor
Jun 2015 - Apr 2016
Sam Ash Music

Teaching guitar and music to all ages and all levels.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2006 - Oct 2014

Instructing guitar, electric and banjo to students who were beginner to advanced levels.


Associates Degree
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Ivy Tech
Teaching English as a Second Language
Jan 2011 - May 2012


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Oct 2013

Teaching certification


Phi Theta Kappa Member
May 1998
Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society

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9 Reviews

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Joshua Lunsford Nov 3, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Had a productive first lesson!

Larry W. Oct 27, 2016
Guitar · In home

Mike is very patient with my 9 year who has no experience and this is what I was looking for in an instructor.

Sudipto C. Jul 19, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great start.way to learn more from Mike..

MeLisa Mar 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Mike is a wonderfully talented guitar player. He will teach you what you want to learn, picking, or chords, if your mostly wanting to sing while playing! Great guy! Thanks Mike

Juan V. Feb 29, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Outstanding teacher, I highly recommend him

Elaine C. Aug 30, 2015
Guitar · In home

Mike is a great instructor. He is very accommodating and patient with our 15 year old.

Mannie C. Aug 24, 2015
Guitar · In home

Great teacher. I am an intermediate player on my way to advanced. Would strongly recommend for anyone wanting to learn guitar at any level. Teaches things in easy to follow way and adjusts content in a manner suitable for your level.

Lisa Jul 18, 2015

Mike gave my son lessons and taught him how to learn to play a song by listening to each section at a time. He taught some of the guys in my band how to play together in a group while being our lead guitarist. He's great if you just would like a practice buddy, that can also show you how to play better! He can give lessons to beginners all the way up to professional level. He is a lot of fun to work with too!

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Mannie C. May 16, 2015
Guitar · In home

My first lesson went great and he got a feel of where I was and then adjusted perfectly to take me to the next level

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