Michael has a Diploma of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, A BMus degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied recorder with Owen Watkins and an MA in Music from the University of Birmingham.
He moved to London in 1991 where he studied recorder with Anneke Boeke at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 1998-2001 Michael held the position of recorder teacher at Newcastle Conservatorium of Music in Australia.
He has performed in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands, France, Germany and the USA. Michael performs and gives workshops regularly with Polyphonica Recorder Trio, and he has his own annual series of workshops in Seaford, East Sussex, as well as a busy private teaching practice.
Apart from the paid sessions shown below, Michael is making available some
free recordings of Polyphonica Recorder Trio for your enjoyment during the breaks.
Learn about the historical view of articulation, its relationship to spoken language and a few simple strategies that you can apply yourselves.
This will look at various musical elements such as rhythm, meter, harmony as well as articulation technique to provide you with the tools to create your own strategies for creating a convincing performance.
The music will be available for download from the Kompassera classroom for this session.
You can book private individual online recorder lessons with Michael.
Click the Book Private Lesson button below.
This will take you to Michael's personal Kompassera Listing where you can select your date and time and pay for the lesson.
You will be added to Michael's private recorder students classroom where the Zoom session can be started and where lessons notes will be recorded for your future reference.
£40 per hour
£20 for 30 minutes