Michael R. Mele

Instructor in Music
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Guitarist Mike Mele graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 1990. Mike is a prominent educator and has taught guitar lessons through The Music Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts for over twenty-five years. He has also taught at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University, Sharon Music Academy, Marblehead Charter School and Bentley College.

Mike has spent the last thirty years performing with many jazz and blues greats, including Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Tony Monaco, Bill Pierce, Joe Hunt, Barry Ries, Marty Rowen, Melvin Sparks, Duke Robillard, Michelle Willson and Myanna. Mike has been a member of the Ken Clark Organ Trio and recorded the albums Eternal Funk and Mutual Respect for the distinguished Severn Records label. Mike was also a long-standing member of Michelle Willson’s Evil Gal Festival Orchestra, toured North America and Europe and released the critically acclaimed album Wake-Up Call for Rounder Records.