Hi! I'm Mike, or Michael if I'm in trouble :)
I am trained to teach in all areas at an advanced level: classical, jazz, pop, chord reading, sight reading, accompanying, improvisation, composing, arranging, and even know how to play for comedy clubs. I also love singing!
I have taught piano lessons, both private and group, for over 12 years as well as choir at the high school level and mallet percussion. I have accompanied many instrumentalists, singers, choirs, congregations, and duets. I have performed at comedy clubs, churches, talent shows, recitals, community events, restaurants, and parties.
I love finding the STRENGTH in the student and instructing them accordingly so that they find the most joy in music. I have found that some students are better at reading music, and others are better at composing, and still others are better at using their ear. My students love to practice and have lessons because I bring the best out of them. This is my goal and passion!