A faculty member at Bates College, Michael performs regularly with some of the best jazz musicians in Maine and New Hampshire. He has played at numerous venues including the State Theatre, Merrill Auditorium, and Port City Music Hall. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Piano Performance (Jazz Concentration), from the University of Southern Maine. He studied with many acclaimed musicians including Thomas Snow, Laura Kargul, Ben Waltzer, and Vardan Ovsepian.
Michael was the music director of West Kennebunk United Methodist Church from 2013-2015 and has extensive experience filling in at other churches. He is particularly drawn to gospel styles of sacred music. As an instructor, Michael has enjoyed teaching a variety of students since 2008.