Michael Grassman

Michael Grassman is a Village resident who shares his love of music with Greendale and the surrounding communities in a variety of ways. He is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, session musician, instructor, sound/lighting engineer and also an event DJ.

If you haven’t seen Michael perform in person, you can check out some of his videos and learn more about the Mike & Annie duo online. As the owner of Sound Check Entertainment & Studios, Michael provides the essential tech and production needs for bands, theaters and schools throughout the greater Milwaukee area and provides DJ services for a variety of different events. He nurtures the gift of music in others as a full time private instructor for drums & percussion, guitar and ukulele.

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your musical talents and technical skills! Music truly makes the world a better place.


Hello, my name is Michael James Grassman. I am a full-time musician, educator and small business owner. My family and I have lived in Greendale for about a year and half and loving the “small town” feel while being close to the city. I own Sound Check Entertainment & Studios located in West Allis since 2013. There I have a physical location for music education and my home base for the live event productions that I do. During the pandemic I converted my home rec room into a music education room and since then have been offering guitar, drum and chess lessons to Greendale families both virtually and in-person.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I have been married since 2018 and have a 2 year old daughter named Nora.

Q: Please tell us about your current career. What do you love most about what you do?
I own Sound Check Entertainment & Studios in West Allis.

Q: Please tell us about any volunteering that you have done or currently do.
I have been a sighted guide for Vision Forward in Milwaukee.

Q: Please tell us about any interesting or unique hobbies that you have?
I also teach Chess, which is another passion of mine.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in Greendale? What do you love there?
Klasiana Pizza and Panther Pub

Q: How long have you lived or worked in Greendale?
Since November 2019.

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Greendale?
I love the isolation of the village. Not much traffic keeps it very quiet.

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
My love for Chess.

Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Comfort, safe and me.