Howdy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my TL page! I am a musician formerly based out Dallas, TX, but have recently moved as of November 2021 to Freiburg, Germany! I performed in orchestras across the North Texas and Louisiana area as an orchestral violist, having played professionally for 11 years. I have also traveled abroad and performed in concert halls in other places of the world such as Muscat, Leipzig, Prague and Kraków. As a teacher I have 12 years of experience of working with violin and viola students of a variety of ages, but primarily with students in the middle school to high school age range in North Texas public schools. My students have gone on to high placings in All-State and All-Region competitions and have performed in many solo competitions. I invite those who are new or proficient to the violin or viola into my studio. It is my feeling that anyone of any age can play as long as the desire to make music is present. Also note, that as of October 2021, Michael has been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine booster and is available to book in person lessons. Please message me if you have any questions on how we can get you started exploring your potential on the instrument. I look forward to meeting and engaging with you in discovering and honing your musical talents!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
MM Viola Performance
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
Michael is great, in just a couple months of weekly half-hour lessons, I've learned more than I expected to. Michael does a great job adapting to your level and encouraging you while still propelling your technique forward. I like to learn at a fast pace because it motivates me to push myself and improve, and Michael has been very compatible with me in this way. When I want to slow down and work longer on a piece, he also responds accordingly and answers all the questions I have. I look forward to our next lesson!
I loved my first lesson. I was skeptical about online classes but after taking only in person lessons. I’m looking forward my next violin lesson.
Michael is an amazing teacher. He has deep understanding of fundamentals and subtleties involved in playing violin. It helped me understand and improve my shortcomings all the way from developing correct muscle memory, bowing techniques and producing the right sound. He has been a very patient teacher and inspires you to keep at it. Michael is very detail oriented - this helps to discover subtle flaws in your playing, which are easy to miss. It has been a great learning experience, and am looking forward to more classes.