Opening for Strunz and Farah September 27 – Vlog, September 1 2015

Performance opening for Strunz and Farah, 7 p.m. on September 27 at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff! Plus vlog post for 2015, September 1. Got an iPhone, made for an easy vlogging camera.

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Press Release: Lakewood Guitar Studio Recital and La Rondalla Donation


Music students at La Rondalla in Oak Cliff, TX will benefit from the donation of 12 new instruments by the owner and students of Lakewood Guitar Studio. Located in South Dallas, La Rondalla provides music lessons and instruments to inner city children who could not otherwise afford them. Under the leadership of Dennis Gonzalez, La Rondalla is a finalist for a National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. They were selected for the honor from among 335 nominees.

Michael Tillman has owned and operated Lakewood Guitar Studio, his teaching business, since Fall of 2012. Lakewood Guitar Studio’s first official recital will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, located at 1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208. The recital will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free. Michael is grateful for the studio’s success and looks forward to future opportunities to contribute to the community.

For more information on Lakewood Guitar Studio, please visit

For more information on La Rondalla and their ongoing need for instruments and financial support, please visit

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02 01 2014 – At the Kessler Theater with Strunz and Farah.

Last night I performed at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff Texas. I was the opener for Strunz and Farah, the famous guitar duo. Joining them last night were Katisse on flute and Majeed Ghorbanian on percussion. It was a pretty magical evening – I confess to being a bit nervous to play in front of people I’ve listened to for such a long time. The audience responded so mightily that it was hard to stay nervous for long. Mostly new faces, there were some friends there, but I met a lot of people last night – and of course the gracious and well spoken duo themselves. Maestro Farah studied architecture and civil engineering in school – having studied architecture myself it was nice to find some common ground. They mentioned having had about 3 hours sleep because of travel, but even as fatigued as they must have been, they played a fantastic show.

Many thanks to Jeffery Liles and the Kessler Theater for having me last night, it was a wonderful evening and I met a lot of new fans. What a great way to start 2014!

at the kessler 2014 02 02

marquee for the show

me and ardeshir farah

soundcheck - strunz, farah, katisse, ghorbanian

from the balcony 2014 02 02

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An introduction and hello from Lakewood Guitar Studio, my teaching studio.

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Arrangements of Elder Scrolls music.

Before I talk about the project, I’d like to give a big shoutout and thank you to Kyle and Josh over at Shoddycast for using my guitar playing in their videos.  That has inspired me a bit in this direction.  They do a weekly webcast about the upcoming 2014 “Elder Scrolls Online” game, you can see their channel here:

This new project is arranging music from the Elder Scrolls games for classical guitar.  The original compositions by Eric Heberling and Jeremy Soule are beloved by many, and have contributed largely to my own enjoyment of the games.

There are samples on my Soundcloud page:
To See what other musical and random things I’m up to, check out my youtube channel here:

I’m going to be arranging music from all of the games (including Redguard, once I locate a copy of the soundtrack!)

Please give a listen and let me know what you think.

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