- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced teacher, having been a low brass teacher for over a decade. Over 90% of my students that study privately through their senior year of high school receive some form of college scholarship for musical ability, as well as excellent standardized test scores. Additionally, my students have received placement in state rankings for organizations such as NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, as well as Interlochen and Tanglewood summer institutes.
My lessons are customized to each students needs and goals, with the primary goal being a cultivation of great fundamentals.
As a performer, my experience as a freelancer in NYC and performing with word class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway shows, and chamber ensembles makes me an excellent choice.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! My name is Michael, and I am a low brass musician, specializing in trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. I studied at the University of Arkansas, and the Mannes School of Music. I currently work as a freelance musician in New York City, and teach at the University of Arkansas Summer Music program.
I am an experienced teacher with over a decade of experience. Students in my care have received top state scores from NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, and have been selected to summer festivals such as Interlochen and Tanglewood. Previous students of mine have received scholarships to some of the best universities and conservatories in the world, including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of North Texas.
My lessons are tailored to each individual student and their own personal goals, with emphasis being placed on learning world class fundamentals.
As a freelance musician in NYC, my skills and knowledge from performing with world class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Broadway Shows, as well as a variety of jazz and chamber music, make me an ideal teacher.
Instructor- Piano, Trumpet, Low Brass.
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Michael was very helpful in working on euphonium parts I had upcoming in an orchestra concert. He’s very professional, and made sure I was 100% on all the parts I was doubling on.