Mike Shields is available for hire and is qualified to meet a variety of needs. Please read about his services here and then feel free to contact him using the form below.

Live Events

Hatch ( is an all improvised ensemble on the cutting edge of spontaneous musical expression that can adapt to any setting where creative music is needed.

I can provide smaller ensembles with or without horns for restaurant settings, homes, jazz clubs, and any other venue that applies.

Various forms of Funk and R&B ensembles are also available.


I am available as a music consultant in settings ranging from individual coaching, sections from an ensemble, full jazz bands, and to a larger general audience. I will provide detailed advice on music currently being rehearsed or a general perspective on music, improvising, sight reading, performing jazz music specifically, individual performance, and ensemble performance. My lectures are spontaneous and generally draw upon student questions to determine the direction of the lecture. While I  have some set perspectives, my approach is to encourage students to develop their own perspective created by them as opposed to simply adopting one from outside themselves. I generally spend time breaking things down to the more fundamental stages of playing music and in that way I am able to easily tailor my approach to work for beginning students as well as advanced students and post college enthusiasts and professionals.

Private Lessons

One on one instruction for playing trumpet, jazz trumpet, lead trumpet, improvising on all instruments, as well as an introduction to music business, production, and basic mixing.

Skype Lessons

I now offer lessons over Skype. I have prepared several videos of what you can expect to experience when you are looking to progress your skills with me. If you have any questions at all just send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Contact me using the form below:

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