Mike Aleckson – Guitar & Piano
Mike Aleckson’s music draws on his love of Americana and modern jazz. After receiving a Beatles songbook at an early age, Mike became obsessed with playing guitar and piano. His passion led him to major in music at Northern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies. At NIU he had the opportunity to study guitar intensively with internationally renowned virtuoso Fareed Haque. He has also studied classical guitar technique with Julie Goldberg. Mike has performed in a variety of styles and contexts in the Chicago area since 1999, from orchestra pits to rock clubs. He has a patient and effective teaching style, focused on helping each student find their own unique musical voice.