Michael's first performance, at age eleven, started in his country church. Under the encouragement of his classically trained piano mentor, Archie Swenson, he developed a true appreciation for acoustical instruments. While attending Mankato State College he studied music theory and composition. In 2002 he wrote a special composition for his son’s wedding entitled "A Fathers Love" which has received warm radio play around the country.If you enjoy traditional and contemporary piano music played with a classical flair, you will find Michael’s Live Performances and his Fireside Piano Collection a delightful listening experience. While you are visiting our website please take time to listen to his music, check out his CD's and review his shows.