About Michael A.

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Michael teaches: Ages 5 to 85
Teaching since: February 1983
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

The passion for music was stirred in me at the age of 5. I studied private piano for 10 years. My studies included methodology, style, and technique. I began performing solo vocals at the age of 5 at my church in Tupelo, Mississippi. I began private piano instruction at the age 8 and continued for 10 years. Music continues to be my passion. I find fulfillment in helping others discover and utilize the gift of music within.
I consider myself as one who nurtures the gift of music in others.

Photos and Videos

Michael Adair sings "Secret Place" by Kenny Thames

Experience

Pianist and vocalist
Apr 1999 - Present
Kenny Thames Productions and One More Time Band AZ.

Provide vocals, including solos and group work with Kenny Thames Production of Phoenix Arizona. I also perform with the One More Time Band AZ with Top 40, Jazz, Country, R&B, and Disco selections.

Vocalist, vocal performance coach and piano instruction
Mar 1999 - Present
Michael Adair Music

I perform throughout the State of Arizona as vocalists, accompanist, and back up vocalist. I provide studio for musical artist. I have recorded 3 CD's, including original works.

Vocalist and Singing Waiter
Feb 1986 - Jun 1989
Chatanooga Choo Choo Station House Restaraunt

Vocalist
Apr 1983 - Sep 1986
University of Mississippi

Member of The Concert Singers of The University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Connection (Top 40 recruiting ensemble). Performed at Avery Fisher Hall at Metropolitan Opera House. Performance with American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Choir Director and Pianist
Sep 1983 - Jul 1986
Bethel Baptist, Oxford, Mississippi

Selection of music for congregational and choral performances. Arranged music and provided accompaniment for all services and events.

Vocalist
May 1983 - May 1985
Junalusaka Singers of North Carolina

A contemporary Christian group, traveling throughout the world. We opening act for top Christian artist, including Robert Schuller and Cynthia Clawson. I participated in 3 television specials with The Junalusaka Singers and The Chatanooga Singing Mocks.

Music Director
Dec 1980 - Jun 1983
Poplar Hill Baptist Church, Tupelo, Mississippi

Directed church choir and congregational singing. Arrangement of music for all services, including special events and concerts.

Drama major
Sep 1982 - May 1983
Itawamabe Junior College

Involved in all theatre productions for the college, including "Grease", "Bye Bye Birdie", and Summerstock Theatre Group performances of "Annie Get Your Gun" with Broadway performer Andrea McCardle, the first "Annie" on Broadway.

Professional Vocalist and keyboardist
Sep 1982 - May 1983
Itawamaba Junior College

accompanied Kaleidoscope, the recruiting Top 40 band for the college

Church pianist
Jun 1978 - Nov 1980
Whitehill Missionary Baptist Church, Tupelo, Mississippi

Provided music for congregational music and accompaniment for choir and vocalists.

Education

Music Education
Aug 1983 - Aug 1985
University of Mississippi
Music Education and Associate of Arts Theater Conc
Jun 1982 - May 1983
Itawamba Jr. College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Second Place Vocalist Competition
Aug 1984
National Association of Teachers of Singing

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 1983

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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