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I teach in-person lessons in Portland (Starbird Piano) and Fryeburg, as well as online.
Portland: W, Th
Fryeburg: M, T, F
Online: M, T, F
Enjoy the convenience of online piano lessons— all that is required is a computer, laptop or phone with a camera and an internet connection!
I take full advantage of technology to bring you the best possible experience, including using multiple camera angles, recording videos in real-time, and notating music on my computer which I can instantly send to you.
Please contact me for details (see contact page to email me).
Michael specializes in teaching adults and older kids (11+). He is happy to teach all genres of music, and wants to give you pieces that actually excite you! Michael employs both modern and classical teaching methods, emphasizing proper technique and posture to reduce body strain, and to achieve greater facility on the instrument.
Michael tailors his teaching to the goals and interests of each student, drawing on his diverse musical background. He transmits a wealth of knowledge and passion for music. Whether you are looking to start a new hobby, returning the the instrument after a long absence, or looking to refine your existing skills and knowledge, he can help! Michael brings over 14 years experience as a teacher, and more than 24 as a pianist and organist.
Hammond B3 Organ:
On the organ, Michael is well-versed in jazz, blues, gospel, funk, and pop styles, having performed on the instrument for more than 12 years. He is proficient on the bass pedals, knowledgeable in drawbar registrations, and experienced in using a variety of techniques on the instrument to musical effect.
Music Theory Tutoring:
Michael is extremely adept at music theory and skilled at to breaking down complicated concepts into understandable language.
Michael is an expert at music transcription, having spent hundreds of hours learning music by ear. Learn the songs you've always wanted to, but could never find quality sheet music for!
He can create accurate lead sheets (notated melody and chord symbols) as well as note-for-note transcriptions of recordings. Contact me for examples.
For more information, email me through the "contact" page.