“My teacher is a well-educated, hard-working music educator”
"He has an incredible understanding of musical theory and composition. He instills in his students not only the basic fundamentals of instrumentation, but also the ability to read, and compose music. I would recommend Mike to any aspiring musician because he has good a understanding of music and the ability to teach it.... He is able to teach at any level of comprehension... no matter whether his students are beginners or experienced players..."
— Scott Dean, bass student
“In all of the bands in which my son has played, he has been one of the top trumpet players.”
My son's teacher has my highest recommendation as a music teacher. In all of the bands in which my son has played, he has been one of the top trumpet players. In the 8th grade he was chosen to play in an invitational concert for the top middle school band students in all of Ohio. These successes in music have contributed to my son's self-esteem and help[ed] him be more successful in the academic studies at school. I firmly believe that my son would not nearly have been so successful without the individual instruction in music, positive reinforcement and encouragement that he received, and continues to receive from him.
— Bruce Anderson, father of trumpet student Brian
My teacher has had plenty of experience and teaches very well. He's understanding and very clear in what he has to say. He doesn't try to hurry things up, and move on when you don't even understand the first thing; he goes at my pace.
— Courtney Harst, guitar student
“He is a concerned, patient and relaxed teacher”
Since I began taking piano lessons from my teacher, I have learned a lot. Not only have I learned about the piano, but about some concepts in general music. He is a concerned, patient and relaxed teacher which makes learning from him both comfortable and beneficial.
— Latifa Ray, piano student
“I was way ahead of my school's class”
My teacher improved my trumpet playing by a large amount.... By December, I was way ahead of my school's class... he is a great teacher and I recommend (him) to everyone."
— Katie Hickey, trumpet student