Michael Lancaster

Michael L.

Golden, CO

About Michael L.

Background check: Last verified 04/05/2016
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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



May 1992
American Federation of Musicians


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.

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21 Reviews on Michael L.

Zachary Sep 18, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Enjoyed my first lesson, looking forward to future lessons.
Cameron Sep 16, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Cameron had a great first lesson and is looking forward to the next one!
Dyane Sep 8, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Michael is great, he takes the time to demonstrate if I don't pick something up right away and he makes himself always available for a question (lesson time or not).
Tonya Aug 6, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Awesome instruction. He made it easy.
Laura Jul 6, 2016
Bagpipes · In studio
Verified Student
Michael was very accommodating and very thorough in his lesson. I left feeling very excited for my next lesson!
Tony A. Jun 3, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Michael was very helpful with my Skype issues. It was our first lesson and I didn't know that much about Skype. As to his teaching me he was very understanding and made me feel as easy. He showed me the proper breathing method with the chanter. I am looking forward to my next lesson with Michael.
Adam H. May 25, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
First lesson went well. I was very nervous, but was immediately made comfortable and we got to work. He is already helping me to unlearn some bad habits and take the process logically.
Bill May 19, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Was struggling, but Michael, in 30 minutes, quickly identified what I was doing wrong, helped me understand some pipe " physics" , took me through a series of note sequences, and in 30 minutes I made more progress than I had using videos, books and advice from other pipers. More than anything, he got me engaged and made it fun
Juliann Apr 22, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Awesome! :)
John Apr 14, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Was able to work at my level
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