Michael has been teaching, playing, and writing music for nearly 20 years. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for Jazz Composition and finished his Bachelor of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. He is currently working on his Masters's in music composition at San Diego State University. In addition to teaching, composition, and music theory research, Michael is an active performer both in bands and as a solo act. He works with kids of all ages and loves to bring the joy of music to children's lives. His teaching style and approach are catered to each individual student.