Michael Selchow

Michael S.

Miami, FL
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Michael passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2016

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Michael, and I live and work in the Miami area. Outside of teaching, I work in product development at a K-12 education technology company — I am passionate about learning! I'm always looking to sharpen and hone my teaching skills to adapt to each student and ensure their success. In my free time, I love talking walks, learning new things, reading, baking, and learning new languages (to name a few). I studied linguistics in college and am a total language nerd! In college I spent most of time on our competitive ballroom dance team where my partner and I were nationally ranked. I also have a background in technology and computer science and have a love of IT (when it's not causing too many problems...!).

I've included some information on my teaching philosophy below — if you have questions (about piano, IT, baking, ballroom dancing, anything), feel free to send me a message. I look forward to connecting!



Learn to play a song by the end of your first lesson!

Piano is a great way to introduce yourself to music and form (or strengthen) your musical foundation. I specialize in beginning and intermediate level students! I firmly believe that it is never too late to learn to play the piano. :)

I believe in a technique-driven approach that builds a strong foundation, while also having fun and ensuring that my students enjoy the process and get to play the songs they want to learn. It's no fun thinking about committing to years of lessons before you're able to play anything enjoyable. I do my best to make sure that my students are working towards the music they love and enjoy while also developing their skills.

Lessons are tailored to your strengths and weaknesses for a well-rounded approach to note-reading, ear training, theory, and technique. All ages are welcome!



LGBTQ+ friendly!

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Jan 2016 - Present
Private Studio

I teach students in my piano studio. Experience teaching classical, pop/rock, broadway, and more.

Vocal music instructor
Jun 2008 - Jul 2010
Hit the Lights Theatre Camp

Taught music and singing to grades 1-8 in a theatre camp. Students learned technique and expression, and prepared for a mock audition at the end of their experience.

Education

Linguistics
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Brown University
Linguistics
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
University of Edinburgh

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Reiki Master
May 2017
The International Center for Reiki Training

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

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Awards

Piano Competition Finalist
Apr 2010
MMTA

Affiliations

Boy Scouts of America
Aug 2002

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

At a friend's wedding 🕺

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With my dog, Sydney 🐶

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Photo by Michael S.
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7 Reviews

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Carolina O. Mar 4, 2019
Piano · In home

Michael is super nice and friendly, and breaks things down so they’re easy to understand for an adult learner.

Jenny M. Dec 19, 2018
Piano · In home

Michael is kind and a great teacher. His enthusiasm is contagious. I'm so glad we got lessons for my daughter.

Catherine Oct 21, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Michael is very thoughtful and knowledgable. I greatly enjoyed our conversations during the first lesson. I would highly recommend Michael.

Nathan Oct 9, 2018
Piano · In studio

Michael is such an amazing teacher! He knows how to make the class fun and to adapt his methods based on what I need and am looking for! Very patient, talented and smart. I've never had an instructor with such good energy!

Kathryn Feb 24, 2018
Piano · In studio

So blessed to have piano lessons with Michael. He is patient, knowledgeable and positive. Can’t wait to learn more!

Brigitt Feb 22, 2018
Piano · In home

Michael is patient and so much FUN!! You will love him.

Heather Nov 25, 2017
Piano · In studio

Michael was very knowledgeable and very patient. I had lots of fun during our lessons.

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