Michele Roger

Michele R.

Walled Lake, MI
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Violin for beginners. Suzuki book 1 is required. Weekly lessons required.
Fiddle lessons are also available using the FiddleWorks book 1
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Michele teaches



Michele delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 1999

I love the Arts; Music, Writing and Cooking!

I have been teaching strings, piano, harp and drums since 1999. Many of my students have studied with me for years and developed a lifelong love of music. Some have gone on to be professionals.
I have been tutoring music therapy students as well as teaching music composition for seven years.

As a writer and author, I've written and had published 3 novels and 2 children's books. I teach and tutor writing to high school and college students.

I strive to help students achieve their musical and literary goals however I can, but I do not tolerate laziness or half-hearted attempts. Music can be a tool and thus, summers are dedicated to fun, composition and learning to record.

Lastly, cooking runs in my blood. My family is full of professional chefs. I’ve taken to cooking healthy, affordable food and my friends insisted I teach them to make some of my recipes.

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Sep 2017 - Present
Beresford Media Company

Author and composer for the new children's harp music and story book, "The Harp and the Storm Tamer." Available through Amazon, The Michigan Harp Center and the Michigan Conservatory.

Harp, piano and strings teacher
Jan 1999 - Present
Michigan Conservatory

Writing age and ability appropriate curriculum that supplements harp, piano, guitar and violin. My lessons also include teaching composing, creative music projects thru mathematics and piano for stroke recovery.


French Cooking
Jan 1988 - Jun 1995
Genet Pastiserie
Classical music
Feb 1980 - Jun 1993
Dr Jarzenbowski
Classical Music
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
Dr. Jarzenbowski


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Publication: The Harp and the Storm Tamer-Michigan Conservatory Harp Method Book 1
Oct 2017
Michigan Conservatory and Beresford Media
Finalist for Best Classical Composer 2015
Apr 2015
Detroit Music Awards
Finalist for Best Classical Composition
Mar 2015
Detroit Music Awards


Detroit Music Awards
Jan 2014

The Detroit Music Awards Foundation is a Michigan 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, whose mission is to recognize Detroit area musicians working on a national, regional and local level. Its purpose is also to support and nurture the musical community in the Detroit metropolitan area, and to create a network for musicians that cuts across genres and styles.

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Photos & Videos

Level 1 piano students: here is a simplified version of Largo: New World Symphony
Sample of me playing some of the music that I teach to my students.
Photo by Michele R.

Playing pedal harp at the Whitney near Wayne State University

Playing jazz and love songs for a reception. You can play too!  Let me teach you to play piano.

San Francisco Bay Con conference
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5 Reviews

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veronica cardenas Apr 19, 2018
Harp · Online

Michele is great!

Angelina Mar 26, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Very good teacher. Willing to go my speed. Ready to adjust time as needed.

Anna R. Mar 2, 2018
Healthy Cooking · Online

Michele was awesome in giving me ideas and lessons in living a more healthy lifestyle, especially on a budget.

She showed me ways to prepare food that I had never before considered, and BOY were they wonderful to eat. (Yes, I'm someone who likes to taste what I'm cooking, as I'm cooking it)

I can't recommend her highly enough.

PS: If you can talk her into catering for you, you won't go wrong at all.

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Austin Feb 12, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Michelle is a great teacher; but the having to give 24 hour notice or loose the lesson doesn't work for me.

Jan Sep 7, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

So far Michele is a talented instructor. She is a down to earth person and knew my strengths and weakness right away. I am looking forward to my next class with her.

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