Michael Lancaster

Michael L.

Golden, CO

About Michael L.

Michael teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: May 1990
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Michael L. is a very versatile and highly sought after musician and teacher.

Michael performs at 275 functions a year, teaches 30 private bagpipe and guitar students a week, is an instructor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.

*** Lesson Details ***
Quick, fun approach to getting students at any level playing better/easier.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all the toys!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all of the music and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
All levels all styles. From beginner to professional.

Photos and Videos

Amazing Grace


Lecturer of Music
Jan 2002 - Present
University of Colorado at Denver

May 1992 - Present
Bagpiper & Guitarist- Michael L.

Teacher and performer.


Bachelor of Science in Music
Sep 1989 - May 1992
University of Colorado at Denver
Bachelor of Science in Music
Aug 1987 - May 1989
Ft. Lewis College
High School
Aug 1984 - May 1987
Cherry Creek High

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator
Dec 2016
Microsoft Corporation

I received this award through my work with Skype In The Classroom

May 1992
American Federation of Musicians


10 Years Of Service As Lecturer Of Music
Jan 2017
University of Colorado at Denver
Rising Star Award
Dec 2012


Boy Scouts of America
Jan 2014

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.

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2002

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

32 Reviews on Michael L.

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Sean H. Apr 12, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home Outstanding! First lesson and already learned a ton. Highly recommend Michael if you are a beginner or someone who has experience and looking to take your craft to the next level.
Anna C. Mar 1, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online Very good teacher, has a lot of patients and makes you at ease .
Carly C. Feb 28, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online Michael is very clear, sense of purpose, knowledgeable, easy to learn, and encouraging
Ben Feb 28, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online Michael has been a great bagpipe teacher for our eight year old son. He is encouraging and patient in equal measure. His music choices have been well considered and appreciated. I was concerned about the efficacy of online lessons but it has all gone very smoothly and we haven't had any technical glitches. Despite the physical distance Michael has developed a personalized relationship with our son and it is clear that there is respect in both directions. Thank you very much!
Craig Feb 9, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online Moves quickly and directly to make progress towards achievable goals.
Matthew Dec 14, 2016
· Bagpipes · Online Very well done! Enthusiastic, productive and encouraging.
Yixin T. Dec 8, 2016
· Bagpipes · Online Wonderful teacher.
Nick Dec 8, 2016
· Bagpipes · Online Michael, has been working with my son for a few months and has done an excellent job. My son is learning so much. Thank you Michael!!!
Yaakova Nov 21, 2016
· Guitar · In studio My daughter left with the biggest smile on her face!
George Nov 10, 2016
· Bagpipes · Online Teaches at a pace that I can learn from. Not too fast but also not too slow. GREAT JOB
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