- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Technique, groove, styles, reading/theory, improvising, slap, composing from the bass, and history will be covered in private lessons.
- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I have been teaching music both in private and group lessons as well as ensembles for over 12 years. I specialize in jazz and contemporary music (pop, rock, r and b, etc), world music, and classical/chamber music. As an active performer I have performed or recorded with Run DMC, Lee Ritenour, Ambrose Akinmusire, Daniel Platzman (imagine dragons), Knower, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Hart, and Ari Hoenig among many others. I earned my Bachelor of Music from U Miami and my masters of music from NYU.
I have been featured on NPR, ESPN, bass player magazine, LA Times, Wall St Journal, Downbeat, Miami Herald, NYTimes, Spinner, and many other publications.
I am a faculty members at several music schools including NJPAC where I have been and artist faculty since 2015.
Professor at Victor Wooten bass camp
Adjunct professor of music
Michael is patient, warm, and friendly. My son (almost 9) is excited to move forward with lessons.
Best lesson I've had in a long time. Been searching for a teacher like Michael. Great mentor who knows his stuff with over 15 years of experience. Solid studio space. Cheaper to book 1 hr.
I just finished my first lesson with Michael on bass! He's a great teacher, he's patient and has ALOT of experience. The in home studio was cool, a great space with every instrument. Good rate. Worth the money.
Michael has taught me more in one month than I have learned in years of playing!