Touring multi-instrumentalist and composer.
Michael's path as a musician is constantly evolving with new influences, which allow him comfort in diverse settings such as jazz, classical, folk, rock, and avant-garde performances. His philosophy relies on community building and nurturing the skills to be an active leader and listener in music making.
"When you create music, whether you are practicing at home, playing for a friend, or for a crowded stadium, you are tapping into the universe's first moment when the Big Bang happened and by making music, we get to remember this feeling and connect with others in an experience that is unique to being human."
Michael was awesome! My arms definitely got a work out. He helped me figure out my violin. Great first lesson.
Michael is such a caring and intuitive teacher. I get so much out of our lessons. He makes me think how the whole body works in unison with the instrument.
I am very excited about achieving my goals I've set
I am learning stuff that I never learned in the years I played violin and then fiddle... Now, I am working on doing what Michael asked, practice 15 mins a day, oh no big deal... Right... :)
I feel that Michael will help me to get where I want to be. I've played Violin before but I'm picking up tips that I've not heard of ever. Fiddling tips
I made it thru all stages of my first "fiddle" song. I like the way Michael breaks the song down into stages, sections. We then discussed techniques to practice for improvement.
I enjoy every class because I learn new things and can feel I'm improving
Michael is very Patient with me and kind. He's very talented. Thanks for teaching me abs getting my brain to work.
Michael is so tuned in to my playing, and I appreciate his very deliberate presentation of new material. I had not taken a lesson in a while since my previous teacher left Trala and this got me excited again.
It focuses on my needs as a beginner, and I'm learning a lot. Michael encourages me and is demanding and friendly at the same time. I'm enjoying his classes.
Michael is great at understanding the questions i ask as a very-much beginner, and having patience with my mistakes, even as he is correcting those mistakes.
Michael is the perfect! teacher for me. He understands where I'm coming from as a senior adult trying something new. Amazing for one so young.