Pianist, Composer, and Educator
I help musicians level up their craft, find direction in their development, and achieve freedom in creativity.
Through my experience as a pianist, composer, and instructor both privately and at the University of North Texas, I've helped scores of musicians find a fast-track to their goals—helping them to feel confident and capable both with their craft and in life.
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As a music educator, it's my mission to help every pianist be able to sit down and play the piano freely, without the aid of written music. Being able to do so myself is a great joy in my own life.
However, traditional music teaching doesn't prepare you with these skills, and you may have felt overwhelmed in the past when learning to improvise.
I've created a program to simplify this learning process for you.
Students shouldn't have to...
Feel overwhelmed by the pace of new concepts
Feel intimidated when trying new things
Struggle to feel motivated when they practice
Learn music without adequate support
Wait until their next lesson to get the help they need
With my program you can:
Get support as you need it
Learn at your own pace
Learn how to make practice enjoyable
Learn music by ear and with sheet music
Work on music you love
Have a community of support
Have a patient mentor and coach
Create a curriculum plan that is tailored to your goals
In my innovative piano improvisation program, The Complete Pianist, you will learn to confidently learn music by ear, arrange your favorite songs, and learn to play freely at the piano.
The Complete Pianist
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What People Are Saying:
"Michael helped improve my confidence and give me the foundation I needed."
Former Student, Percussionist, Music Therapist
Michael was an awesome Piano teacher! As a percussionist with a Bachelor's degree, I was interested in learning jazz piano. Michael helped refresh my fundamentals on the instrument, improve my confidence and give me the foundation I needed to start on my jazz piano journey. He also had a plethora of resources to help me as I continue moving forward. I would recommend Michael for any student wanting to become a better pianist and especially those interested in jazz.
"Michael has helped me focus my goals in the right direction. I would highly recommend [him]."
Dr. Landon Bell
Current Student, Dentist
Michael is an amazing musician and fantastic instructor. I have learned so much during my time with him and he has helped me focus my goals in the right direction. I have had a few piano teachers, and his knowledge of theory and his ability to teach it is amazing. I would highly recommend Michael as a piano teacher for any skill level.
He immediately brought energy and fun into our house and set the tone for a fabulous party!
I hired Michael to play the piano in our home during a small private party. He immediately brought energy and fun into our house and set the tone for a fabulous party! He played anything and everything we asked. Amazingly talented. He was so good we hired him to stay an extra hour! I will definitely be using Michael again. Thank you for the perfect evening.