A  popular music teacher in the school system, Michael’s career has evolved to performing in concerts, teaching piano lessons and adjudicating music festivals.   He lives in Carleton Place, Ontario.

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I hope you were as pleased about the concert as I was. You wowed 'em - you are a real entertainer, on and away from the keyboard.
Tom Shoebridge. Music Chair. MERA May14,2017
Thank you for the amazing performance and sensitive interpretation of the music. It was a great experience. Thank you." David and Laura Mullin
MERA CONCERT, May 14th,2017
Mr. Costello, Ari was quite impressed with you as well, along with my mother and I. What a wonderful, sparkling, infectious energy you have! It was a real treat to see and hear in action as adjudicator. Many thanks again
Ari and Lise Kutukian - Renfrew music Festival -2009
Mike, thank you for all your kind funny and helpful adjudication this week we all really appreciate your input and ideas for our students. Cate Meder -Chair, and teachers.
Bancroft Music Festival-2013
My name is Pauline Wheesk Hornyak and I am a volunteer at the Capital Theatre. I was there and saw you perform in February. I loved the story telling in between your performance.
Capitol Theatre, Port Hope Ontario-2009
Dear Michael, Both Berne and I were most impressed with your entire presentation, technically and personally. One of the criteria which I look for is the ability of the musician to engage the audience. You are splendidly gifted in both facets.
Carol Reesor, Prescott Ontario-2010
We all so enjoyed your concert last evening...amazing to think you can do it with no music & such wonderful expression...& dear of you to honor me with a special piece which I so loved.
Judith Caldwell, Prescott Ontario-2010