Michael has been teaching piano for 20 years. He renewed his instructing position at The School of Performing Arts in 2012, previously teaching here from 2006-2009. In addition to SPA Michael has been teaching piano at Ellman’s Music for nine years and Naperville North High School for over four years, where he is also employed as the choral department accompanist. He holds Bachelors of Music degrees from Illinois State University in both Theory and Composition, and Music History and Literature. In addition to his love for teaching piano Michael takes pride in the art of composition. Lifelong goals include a deeper understanding of his own creative potential through teaching and performing, as well as a desire to share the musical world with others.