About Michael

Michael holds a 2:1 Honours Degree in Music History from the Open University, plus Teaching and Performance Diplomas with the London College of Music together with an Honours
Diploma in Musicianship from
the University of
Wolverhampton.


His knowledge and ability​ allow him to teach music theory and practical
piano up to diploma level.

 

As a pianist, he combines versatility with experience. He has received many
1st prizes from local competitions, performed with Halesowen Symphony
Orchestra, accompanied many solo singers and choirs and played cocktail
iano for several cruises around the Caribbean and Scandinavia.


He has taught ‘A’ Level Music at Halesowen College of Further
ducation, former Chairman of the Birmingham Music Festival
and currently teaches piano at Wombourne School of Music
where pupils range in age from under 5 to over 60.


He has played for Barry Humphreys, Westlife, Eric Knowles
and Max Bygraves.

“Michael is an excellent piano tutor. With him as my teacher for six years I improved from no technical knowledge of music and minimal practical experience through ABRSM grade 1 to grade 5 piano theory and grade 4 practical, all as a mature student. Michael ensures that lessons are well structured and tailored to suit the pupil's needs. He measures progress and develops piano technique in a supportive and guided way. I have no hesitation in commending Michael as a piano teacher, my only reason for leaving his tuition was due to relocation.”
- John Price

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