Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over twenty years experience on the acoustic and electric bass. During his study at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Michael had the opportunity to study under leading jazz musicians Craig Scott and Steve Brien, and has since become an active member in the Sydney jazz community.
Michael has toured and recorded with numerous bands and artists in the Australian music industry. Some of these highlights include performing with Australian icon Tom Burlinson at the 2019 Susu Mamas Charity Fundraising Ball in Papua New Guinea, headlining the 2013 Limund-Oz music festival with renowned American gospel singer Joshua Nelson, performing at the 2015 Woodford Folk Festival with acclaimed Sydney French duo Baby et Lulu, and running his own jazz group The Graduates. Michael has also performed extensively with other musicians and artists at prominent music venues in Sydney, including The Basement, Oxford Art Factory, The Vanguard, Government House and Sydney Opera House Marquee, as well as countless weddings, corporate events and private functions.
As an educator, Michael is passionate about music education and currently teaches privately at a number of Sydney schools. He has also been active in taking school bands and running workshops and music camps to high school students across New South Wales. Michael has achieved consistently high results with students from primary through to HSC level. Some of the highlights include tutoring an HSC student from preliminary through to HSC level who went on to achieve a high ATAR score of 96.0 for music, and tutoring a university student over two years who achieved his goal of auditioning for and being accepted into the Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Contact Michael today for more information on double bass and bass guitar lessons.