Michael has been teaching singing for over 20 years and is currently a professor in the music department at Pepperdine University specializing in Musical Theater.
With a life devoted to studying the singing voice (Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas), he has made it his mission to cultivate and nurture healthy, strong, and versatile singing in his students. His goal has always been to share with singers the fundamentals of a strong, classically based technique and adapt those fundamentals for all styles and genres of music. He believes that having a comprehensive knowledge and practical understanding of how the voice works puts a singer on the best path to manifest in reality that which the singer can imagine in their head. This is a principle he has successfully applied to his own performing career and considers it an honor and privilege to pass that knowledge on.
Michael is currently accepting new students into his studio. He teaches out of his studio at Pepperdine University in Malibu and from his residence in Sherman Oaks. He is also available to travel for special circumstances and needs. Please email to request information on rates and scheduling.