Michael offers effective & motivating piano lessons for beginners through to advanced level ages 6 and above. His experience as a performer, adjudicator, and 10 years teaching and lecturing have helped many students receive outstanding results.
Michael graduated with a Master of Music in classical piano performance from the Australian Institute of Music in 2017. He studied piano with Dr Suzanna Hlinka and Dr Wojciech Wisniewski, and has performed in the public masterclasses of Prof. Inge Rosar and Prof. Alexey Sokolov. His final recital included Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto 1st mvt, and other works by Bach, Beethoven, Field and Volodos/Liszt. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House and won prizes in competitions including the Sydney Eisteddfod.
In 2016 Michael was invited to adjudicate in the 2016 ACASEA International Piano Competition in Sydney, together with Dr. Kirill Monorosi and Carl Schmidt.
As of 2019, Michael's current students are preparing for AMEB exams up to grade 8, AMusA, and LMusA. Many have won prizes in national and international competitions.
Recent outstanding advanced student awards:
2019: Wenze awarded A+ High Distinction for AMEB grade 8 pianoforte
2017: Tara awarded A+ High Distinction for AMEB grade 8 pianoforte
2016: Jerry awarded 2nd place in ACASEA international piano competition